Jeremy Shockett is a shareholder in the New York office of Anderson Kill and is a member of the firm's Corporate and Commercial Litigation practice group. He is co-chair of the White Collar Defense group.
Prior to joining Anderson Kill, Jeremy was Deputy Secretary for Public Safety for the Office of the Governor of New York, a state Cabinet position in which he managed the Governor’s public safety and homeland security priorities, overseeing eight agencies with a workforce of over 35,000 employees and an annual budget of more than $5 billion. He was also the Co-Chair of the New York State Cyber-Security Advisory Board, leading a team of government and private sector experts to shape and implement the State’s cyber defenses and responses, including keeping the State’s elections secure from outside influence. He also initiated and led table-top security exercises covering mass-fatality incidents, large scale transportation hubs, and state-wide cyber incidents.
During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, Jeremy oversaw the construction and management of multiple 1,000 person per day Covid testing sites in NYC, managing teams of National Guard, medical staff, logistics personnel and vendors to develop and implement testing centers for first responders and the public. He also transitioned to opening and operating mass vaccination sites in NYC.
Jeremy was chair of New York’s Raise the Age and Bail Reform implementation committees, working closely with the judiciary, defense bar and other stakeholders on justice reform initiatives.
Prior to joining New York’s executive branch, Jeremy served as the First Deputy Chief of the Trial Division for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Brooklyn, NY, where he supervised over 400 attorneys among 11 bureaus, including Homicide, Human Trafficking and Hate Crimes, with a yearly caseload of approximately 60,000. He also implemented the District Attorney’s key criminal justice reforms including Justice 2020 and Raise the Age.
Previously, Jeremy served for more than two decades in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, eventually becoming Chief of the Trial Division and Counsel to the Trial Division. In that position he led more than 200 experienced prosecutors and support staff responsible for investigating and prosecuting more than 3,000 of the Office’s most serious felonies annually. Jeremy led and was co-counsel in over 50 jury trials involving myriad crimes; supervised the office’s response and investigation to more than a dozen police involved shootings; and conducted internal investigations involving EEO, ethical violations and other misconduct allegations.
Jeremy also was a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Organized Crime and Gangs Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York where he was lead investigator and co-lead counsel in an investigation spanning five states and ten law enforcement agencies that resulted in charges against dozens of members of a violent national drug robbery ring. He was also the recipient of the Federal Drug Agents Foundation True American Hero award.
Jeremy has worked extensively as a lecturer and trainer of attorneys and law enforcement officials and personnel. As Lecturer and Panelist at the National Center for State Courts, he traveled to Jamaica and the Bahamas to train local prosecutors and police on combatting gang violence, in the process consulting with the countries’ Chief Justices, Attorneys General, members of the defense bar, and Chiefs of Police. He has also trained NYPD officers on search and seizure/stop and frisk under the auspices of the SDNY’s Court Appointed Monitor. He has been a lecturer at the New York Prosecutor's Training Institute, teaching Ethical Considerations--Social Media and Ethical Use of Cooperating Witnesses, and an Adjunct Professor on Trial Advocacy at Brooklyn Law School.
- United States v. Jorge Arbaje-Diaz, et al. – Lead counsel and investigator in the federal prosecution of over 20 members of a national drug robbery ring. The ring specialized in posing as police officers to kidnap, torture and rob drug traffickers. Successfully prosecuted an NYPD Officer for conspiring with the ring.
- People v. Luis Garcia and Jose Pizarro – Investigated and tried 2 men who tortured and murdered a family of 5, including a 13-year old boy. Their back-to-back trials, lasting 3 months each, resulted in murder convictions.
- People v. Anthony Windley, et al. – Oversaw the investigation and prosecution of the leaders of a gang that controlled one of the largest housing developments in the Bronx. Obtained indictments for 18 members of their crew. Windley and his top lieutenant were convicted after trial and all the remaining defendants pled guilty.
- People v. Jose Roman, et al. – Led a multi-agency federal and state task force (including the DEA, NYPD, U.S. Customs, U.S. Marshals Service and various local and state prosecutorial agencies) prosecution of transnational drug organization that imported cocaine and heroin from Mexico and then used commercial delivery companies to ship narcotics throughout the U.S. Successfully prosecuted 16 leaders and members of this organization.
- People v. Don Taylor – Reinvestigated a 17-year old murder conviction trial after the defendant made credible claims of innocence and prosecutorial misconduct. Successfully moved to vacate the conviction.