Maxwell D. Marker
Transnational Organized Crime – Eastern Hemisphere
Criminal Investigative Division
Mr. Marker entered on duty as a Special Agent of the FBI on April 28, 1996. From 1996 through 2001, SA Marker was assigned to the Honolulu Division, where he worked a variety of White Collar criminal matters and was a member of the division’s SWAT team, as well as a legal advisor.
In 2001, SA Marker was transferred to the Washington Field Office, where he worked Espionage matters until 2002, when he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent in the Financial Institution Fraud Unit of the Financial Crimes Section. There, he was responsible for program management of bank fraud and mortgage fraud matters and managed the FBI’s identity theft initiative. In 2005, SSA Marker was transferred to the Chicago Division, where he headed a Health Care Fraud squad, followed by a Bank Fraud Squad. While there, he led the Chicago Metropolitan Identity Fraud Task Force. In 2008, SSA Marker was promoted to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) in the St. Louis Division, with responsibility for Criminal and Administrative matters. ASAC Marker was later placed in charge of the National Security and Intelligence programs. ASAC Marker served temporary assignments in both Legat Athens and Legat Nairobi. In 2011, Mr. Marker was selected as the Legal Attaché in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he managed significant FBI interaction with the governments of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, primarily with regard to counterterrorism matters. In 2013 he returned to Washington, DC and reported to the Criminal Investigative Division.
Mr. Marker was selected to lead the Transnational Organized Crime – Eastern Hemisphere Section in January 2014. Criminal threats addressed by this Section are Major Theft, to include the FBI’s Art and Antiquities program, the La Cosa Nostra and Transnational Organized Criminal enterprises connected to Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans, and Eurasia.
Mr. Marker was born in Prosser, Washington. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1993 and a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1990. Prior to working for the FBI, Mr. Marker was a practicing attorney focusing on corporate and insolvency law in San Francisco, California.