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ROBERT F. ZYSK, ESQ.
Law Clerk, Computer Sciences Corporation
U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division: Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, 12/01-Present
JD, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, 2001
MA: International Affairs, The American University:
School of International Service, 1996
BA: Political Science, History, SUNY-Geneseo, 1994
Prior Public Service
U.S. Executive Office for Immigration Review; Los Angeles Immigration Court
Law Clerk (U.S. Department of Justice Summer Honors Program), 5/00-8/00
U.S. Executive Office for Immigration Review; Buffalo Immigration Court
Law Clerk, 5/99-8/99
U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service; Washington District Office
District Adjudications Officer, 10/96-10/97
U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service; Office of Refugees, Asylum, and Parol
Office of U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato (R-NY)
Summary of Current Duties
The International Programs Unit is responsible for providing case assistance and advice to Assistant United States Attorneys and law enforcement agents related to seizing and forfeiting assets located abroad, prosecuting money laundering offenses involving foreign and transnational offenses, reviewing related settlement proposals, drafting legislation, and executing requests for assistance from our law enforcement partners in other countries. The Unit also conducts negotiations with foreign authorities, provides forfeiture and money laundering technical assistance and training to other nations, evaluates the anti-money laundering practices of other nations, and represents the United States in international bodies that coordinate money laundering and forfeiture efforts, such as the Financial Action Task Force. In addition, the Unit administers the Department of Justice international asset sharing program.
As a contract attorney, I provide legal research and assistance to the International Programs Unit; draft civil and criminal pleadings for international money laundering and asset forfeiture cases; assist with the drafting of proposed legislation; support the administration of the international asset sharing program; and assist with international conferences (including a conference on forfeiting the proceeds of terrorist organizations held in London, England and a symposium on international law enforcement cooperation and asset sharing for the diplomatic community in Washington, DC).
Rewards of a Federal Government Career
A career in public service provides challenging and unique employment experiences including the opportunity to influence Government policy, propose draft legislation, and enforce federal laws. Federal Employees are also afforded a higher degree of responsibility than their private sector counterparts during the beginning of their careers.
Favorite Memory of Geneseo
Representing Geneseo at the Harvard Model United Nations Competition and the Model European Community Conference in Luxembourg and the view of the Genesee valley and sunsets from the gazebo.
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