With over two decades of law enforcement experience, including 12 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jerome Pontrelli serves as Saxena White’s Chief of Investigations. He oversees all of the Firm’s efforts to detect, investigate, and prosecute securities cases. Prior to joining Saxena White, Mr. Pontrelli was Director of Investigations at a nationally recognized securities litigation firm, where his cases resulted in monetary relief for harmed investors in excess of $4 billion. He was also part of the firm’s initial SEC Whistleblower Program.
Throughout his award-winning career in the FBI and in private practice, Mr. Pontrelli has led over 100 investigations of possible securities violations and has developed extensive experience in securities-related matters. Mr. Pontrelli began his career with the FBI in Covert Special Operations and was later assigned to the FBI/NYPD Joint Bank Robbery Task Force. Following the September 11th attacks, Mr. Pontrelli was assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He later transferred to the White Collar Crime Health Care Fraud Unit. Mr. Pontrelli has an extensive network of high-level relationships throughout the state and federal law enforcement communities.
Mr. Pontrelli has been recognized for his outstanding law enforcement service with the Director’s Award, Agent of the Month Award, U.S. Customs Merit Award, Special Operations Award, and a 9-11 Commendation. He was also inducted into the New Jersey Police Honor Legion.
Mr. Pontrelli received a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College and a Master of Arts degree from Seton Hall University. He graduated from the FBI Academy in 1996.