Jonathan ‘Jack’ Korte’s career has ranged from stints with the SEC and FINRA as well as advising the government of Equatorial Guinea and major oil & gas companies such as Exxon Mobil, BP, and Chevron. Born and raised in western Ohio, Jack expanded his horizons by working or studying in 9 different countries throughout his academic and legal career.
Prior to joining Silverberg|Brito, PLLC, Jack investigated and uncovered money laundering operations conducted by clients of a major American brokerage firm while working at FINRA. The investigation revealed illicit activity conducted by, among others, the cousin of the president of a South American country, and a personal friend of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. The investigation resulted in, what was at the time, the largest fine ever issued by FINRA for money laundering offenses.
Not afraid to dive into the details, Jack accomplished this by manually reviewing the transaction history of “high-risk” customers, and cross-referencing that data with publicly available information to construct a cash-flow diagram which proved the unlawful movement of money between client accounts.
Spanish/Latin American Studies
Miami University (OH)
University of Miami School of Law
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson