Speaking Events

Event Date Speaker
Timothy P. Murphy Discusses Apple vs. The FBI
Washington, D.C.
CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla and Kayla McCall Tausche interviewed Timothy P. Murphy regarding law enforcement’s perspective of the Apple, Inc. and FBI conflict.

Timothy P. Murphy is the president of Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC (TRSS), a U.S. subsidiary of Thomson Reuters, providing leadership to the organization to support their work with law enforcement and the intelligence community.

Mr. Murphy is a recognized leader in the global law enforcement, intelligence, and business communities who brings more than 30 years of public and private sector experience, primarily in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He rose to become the Deputy Director of the FBI, a position he held until retiring in 2011.

CNBC is an American basic cable, internet and satellite business news television channel that is owned by NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, owned by Comcast.

February 22, 2016 Timothy P. Murphy
Peter S. Vincent Discusses the Recapture of El Chapo
New York, NY
60 Minutes’ Bill Whitaker interviewed Peter S. Vincent about the hunt and recapture of “el Chapo” Guzman.

Peter S. Vincent was a senior official and legal advisor of both the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Homeland Security during the international manhunt for Guzman.

Mr. Vincent is the general counsel for Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC. He joined TRSS in 2015 after serving as a legal advisor and senior counselor for international affairs for more than ten years with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

60 Minutes is the most-watched news magazine on television and delivers the real story of America’s most prevalent issues. CBS News correspondents contribute segments to each hour long episode. Topics range from hard news coverage to politics, lifestyle, pop culture, business, health, and science.

February 21, 2016 Peter S. Vincent
Peter S. Vincent Discusses the Meeting of EU Leaders in Brussels Regarding the Challenges Facing Migrants in Europe
Washington, D.C.
CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes spoke to Immigration and Customs Expert Peter Vincent on the challenges facing migrants in Europe.

Peter S. Vincent is the director counselor for international policy at BORDERPOL and the general counsel for Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC. He joined TRSS earlier this year after serving as a legal advisor and senior counselor for international affairs for more than ten years with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

CCTV News is a global English language, 24 x 7 news and current affairs channel. It is one of 42 television channels produced and broadcast by China Central Television, the world’s largest broadcaster with a reach of more than 1.2 billion people. The English channel can be seen in more than 85 million homes across more than 100 countries and territories. Through cable and satellite, it is in nearly 30 million households (encompassing 75 million viewers) in the United States.

February 18, 2016 Peter S. Vincent
Peter S. Vincent Discusses Sean Penn and the Capture of El Chapo
Washington, D.C.
CNN interviewed Peter S. Vincent about Sean Penn’s role in the capture of El Chapo, the future involvement of Penn and Kate del Castillo in his extradition to the United States and possible charges that could be imposed on Penn and del Castillo. Mr. Vincent coordinated nearly 500 extraditions while working for the Department of Justice at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Columbia.

Mr. Vincent is the director counselor for international policy at BORDERPOL and the general counsel for Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC. He joined TRSS earlier this year after serving as a legal advisor and senior counselor for international affairs for more than ten years with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

CNN.com is among the world’s leaders in online news and information delivery. Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a dedicated staff in CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and in bureaus worldwide, CNN.com relies heavily on CNN’s global team of almost 4,000 news professionals. CNN.com features the latest multimedia technologies, from live video streaming to audio packages to searchable archives of news features and background information. The site is updated continuously throughout the day.

January 15, 2016 Peter S. Vincent
Peter S. Vincent Discusses the Capture of El Chapo
Washington, D.C.
CCTV America interviewed Peter S. Vincent about the capture of El Chapo. Mr. Vincent coordinated nearly 500 extraditions while working for the Department of Justice at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Columbia.

Peter S. Vincent is the director counselor for international policy at BORDERPOL and the general counsel for Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC. He joined TRSS earlier this year after serving as a legal advisor and senior counselor for international affairs for more than ten years with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

CCTV News is a global English language, 24 x 7 news and current affairs channel. It is one of 42 television channels produced and broadcast by China Central Television, the world’s largest broadcaster with a reach of more than 1.2 billion people. The English channel can be seen in more than 85 million homes across more than 100 countries and territories. Through cable and satellite, it is in nearly 30 million households (encompassing 75 million viewers) in the United States.

January 11, 2016 Peter S. Vincent
Peter S. Vincent Speaks about Tighter Border Controls in Sweden and Denmark
Washington, D.C.
CCTV News interviewed Peter S. Vincent about Sweden and Denmark stepping up security to stop the flow of refugees. The crackdown is causing delays for commuters and an even bigger headache for Germany.

Peter S. Vincent is the director counselor for international policy at BORDERPOL and the general counsel for Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC. He joined TRSS earlier this year after serving as a legal advisor and senior counselor for international affairs for more than ten years with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

CCTV News is a global English language, 24 x 7 news and current affairs channel. It is one of 42 television channels produced and broadcast by China Central Television, the world’s largest broadcaster with a reach of more than 1.2 billion people. The English channel can be seen in more than 85 million homes across more than 100 countries and territories. Through cable and satellite, it is in nearly 30 million households (encompassing 75 million viewers) in the United States.

January 4, 2016 Peter S. Vincent
Peter S. Vincent Discusses EU Security Measures
The Hague, Neatherlands
CCTV News interviewed Peter S. Vincent regarding the European Union’s (EU) security measures and asked him to discuss the difficulties associated with transitioning from ideas to execution.

Peter S. Vincent is the director counselor for international policy at BORDERPOL and the general counsel for Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC. He joined TRSS earlier this year after serving as a legal advisor and senior counselor for international affairs for more than ten years with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

CCTV News is a global English language, 24 x 7 news and current affairs channel. It is one of 42 television channels produced and broadcast by China Central Television, the world’s largest broadcaster with a reach of more than 1.2 billion people. The English channel can be seen in more than 85 million homes across more than 100 countries and territories. Through cable and satellite, it is in nearly 30 million households (encompassing 75 million viewers) in the United States.

December 9, 2015 Peter S. Vincent
BORDERPOL: North America;s Meeting – Curtailing Terrorist Travel:
Threats and Solutions

Washington, D.C.
Borderpol’s purpose is to support border agencies worldwide to develop fast, safe and secure borders. Perhaps the greatest threat to better borders is terrorist travel. Why? Terrorist travel is perhaps the most difficult type of unwanted travel to deter, know about and prevent.This Borderpol meeting looks closely at the following issues with border government representatives from around the world, the private sector and major international organizations long committed and providing high value knowledge and solutions to these complex issues.

• What is the current threat environment?
• Where do governments need help?
• What are the lessons learned to date on how terrorists travel?
• How do we monitor and provide operational intelligence to border agencies
• How do agencies communicate and share that intelligence with domestic and international partners and in a safe, secure manner?
• How do we establish minimum standards for performance of our border personnel, and get those standards adopted worldwide?
• How do we make sure we are providing agencies with accurate information to make decisions in real time across the border portfolio – from visa issuance to ports of entry?
• How do we interdict illegal entries outside of ports of entry and how do we accurately determine and identify recidivism?
• What are the most effective solutions to detect and deter terrorist travel?

September 9-11, 2015 Peter S. Vincent
Peter S. Vincent Discusses Drug Busts in Mexico
Washington, D.C.
CCTV News interviewed Peter S. Vincent during their INSIGHT segment regarding drug policy in Latin America and asked if drug busts and seizures are having any impact on the drug war. CCTV News’ INSIGHT segment is an educational series designed to take a more in-depth look at issues behind the headlines.

Peter S. Vincent joined TRSS earlier this year after serving as a legal advisor and senior counselor for international affairs for more than ten years with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Homeland Security.

CCTV News is a global English language, 24 x 7 news and current affairs channel. It is one of 42 television channels produced and broadcast by China Central Television, the world’s largest broadcaster with a reach of more than 1.2 billion people. The English channel can be seen in more than 85 million homes across more than 100 countries and territories. Through cable and satellite, it is in nearly 30 million households (encompassing 75 million viewers) in the United States.

August 13, 2015 Peter S. Vincent
Peter S. Vincent Discusses Extradition Treaties and International Law
Washington, D.C.
CCTV News interviewed Peter S. Vincent during a segment regarding extradition. Some of the current campaigns requiring international cooperation and their difficulties were discussed. For example, USA Today recently announced that China and the United States will boost cooperation to send criminal suspects back home, including alleged corrupt officials. Also, there has been a call for the United States to demand that Cuba return Joanne Chesimard, a fugitive who escaped a U.S. prison after killing a New Jersey state police trooper.

Peter S. Vincent joined TRSS earlier this year after serving as a legal advisor and senior counselor for international affairs for more than ten years with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Homeland Security.

CCTV News is a global English language, 24 x 7 news and current affairs channel. It is one of 42 television channels produced and broadcast by China Central Television, the world’s largest broadcaster with a reach of more than 1.2 billion people. The English channel can be seen in more than 85 million homes across more than 100 countries and territories. Through cable and satellite, it is in nearly 30 million households (encompassing 75 million viewers) in the United States.

April 20, 2015 Peter S. Vincent
Joint Industrial Security Awareness Council (JISAC) Seminar:
Big Data and Social Media: Identifying and Mitigation Risk

Leesburg, VA
The Joint ISAC was established in 1996, and is an informal (non-profit) association of cleared defense contractors, The Defense Security Service (DSS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The organization was formed to assist defense contractors in complying with the National Industrial Security Program and with the protection of classified and company proprietary information. The annual seminar provides attendees an opportunity to network, obtain relevant industrial security information through lectures and dissemination of counterintelligence and other security-related information. It also provides a chance for industry attendees to meet leaders in the U.S. intelligence community and defense industry.
March 20, 2015 James Dinkins
InfraGard – The Future of Identity
Reston, VA
This event examined the future of identity: what’s to come, what’s at stake, what we can do with technology, policy, and practice to combat fraudsters, criminals, and even terror threats? Presentations and presenters included the FBI’s Chief Technology Officer, a presentation of the findings of the recently completed DHS IC Analysts Private Sector Program “Identity” Team, a case study that looked at identity in healthcare, and a panel of experts, including Lee Kim, the lead for privacy and security at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and John Walsh, the CEO of SightSpan.
December 16, 2014 Jason
Thomas
October INSA Homeland Security Intelligence Council (HSIC) Monthly Council Meeting,
Arlington, VA
The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) is the premier intelligence and national security organization that provides a unique venue for collaboration, networking and examination of policy issues and solutions. Representing an unprecedented alliance among senior leaders from the public, private and academic sectors, INSA members form an unparalleled community of experts that collaborate to develop creative, innovative and timely solutions to the intelligence and national security issues facing the United States.
October 8, 2014 James Dinkins
2014 BCA Criminal Justice Information Users Conference,
St. Cloud, MN
This conference provides investigators, corrections, patrol personnel, supervision, TACs, county/city attorney, IT staff, public defense and records clerks an opportunity to learn about criminal justice applications, policies, and other hot topics.
September 23-24, 2014 Jason
Thomas
A discussion with John Shiffman – Author of Operation Shakespeare, ICE Foundation, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
In Operation Shakespeare, Pulitzer Prize finalist John Shiffman tells the true story of an elaborate sting operation launched by an elite Homeland Security team that was created to stop Iran, Russia, China, and North Korea from stealing U.S. military technology. The sting, codenamed Operation Shakespeare to disguise its true nature, targets an Iranian arms broker who works on behalf of Tehran.More than a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase, Operation Shakespeare opens our eyes to a vast secret war the United States is waging across the globe.
August 20, 2014 James Dinkins
NCMS Annual Seminar, National Harbor, MD
The purpose of the Society is to advance the practice of classification management in the disciplines of industrial security, information security, government designated unclassified information, and intellectual property, and to foster the highest qualities of security professionalism among its members.
June 17, 2014 Jason
Thomas
Intelligence and Crime Problem Presentation,
Prince William County, VA
July 11, 2013 Jason Thomas
NCMS Annual Seminar, Chicago, IL
The purpose of the Society is to advance the practice of classification management in the disciplines of industrial security, information security, government designated unclassified information, and intellectual property, and to foster the highest qualities of security professionalism among its members.
June 25, 2013 Jason Thomas
The Virtual Economy: Potential, Perplexities, and Promises,
Thomson Reuters and the International Centre for Missing
and Exploited Children, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C.
Representatives of web services, privacy groups, government officials, law enforcement, financial industry leaders and others participated in the conference. One issue of particular concern is the growing use of hidden marketplaces, alternative payments systems, and digital currencies for the production and sale of commercial child pornography, human trafficking, and child exploitation.
June 13, 2013 Jason Thomas
Big Boulder Conference, Boulder, CO
The Big Boulder Initiative is the first trade association for the social data industry. Our mission is “To establish the foundation for the long-term success of the social data industry.” The goal of the Big Boulder Initiative is to bring together companies within the social data ecosystem to collectively address key challenges that face the industry as a whole.
June 6, 2013 Jason Thomas

James Dinkins

James A. Dinkins is the Vice President and General Manager of Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC (TRSS), a U.S. subsidiary of Thomson Reuters. In this role, he leads a team that allows him to serve law enforcement and the intelligence community through solutions that help them do their important work efficiently and effectively. TRSS provides customized solutions to select government, law enforcement, and corporate customers utilizing proprietary integrated services powered by Thomson Reuters financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property, and science and media solutions. TRSS creates custom offerings and leverages content and capabilities across Thomson Reuters into the specific Federal Government customer base.

Mr. Dinkins brings more than 27 years of federal law enforcement experience to TRSS. However, prior to joining TRSS in 2014, he was the Executive Associate Director of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). As the head of HSI, Mr. Dinkins managed all global operations comprised of more than 9,000 employees, which included almost 7,000 Special Agents who were assigned to 26 Special Agent in Charge offices in major cities, 185 other field offices throughout the United States, and 74 overseas locations in 48 countries. As the director, Mr. Dinkins had direct oversight of ICE’s investigative and enforcement initiatives and operations targeting cross-border criminal organizations that exploit America’s legitimate travel, trade, financial, and immigration systems for their illicit purposes. This includes the investigation of financial crimes, bulk cash smuggling, narcotics smuggling and trafficking, human smuggling and trafficking, commercial trade, fraud and intellectual property right crimes, cyber-crimes and the exploitation of children, immigration and document and benefit fraud, human rights violators, transnational gang activity, and weapons smuggling and export enforcement. To accomplish this mission, Mr. Dinkins administered a budget of more than $2 billion and was responsible for strategic planning, national policy implementation, and the development and execution of all operational initiatives.

Mr. Dinkins held a number of key leadership positions within ICE, including Special Agent in Charge for HSI Washington, D.C. field office, Acting Director for the Office of Professional Responsibility, Special Agent in Charge for HSI Baltimore, Chief of ICE’s Cornerstone and Financial Investigation Programs at ICE headquarters in Washington, D.C., Assistant Special Agent in Charge for HSI Michigan and Ohio, and Acting Attaché for HSI Frankfurt, Germany.

Mr. Dinkins began his law enforcement career as a co-op student with the U.S. Customs Service in 1986. In 1989, he became a Special Agent with the U.S. Customs Service office in San Francisco. In 1996, Mr. Dinkins transferred to the Detroit office where he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent and then Assistant Special Agent in Charge. In 2004, he was promoted to ICE headquarters and served as the ICE Cornerstone and Financial Investigation Programs Chief where he was responsible for developing international and domestic initiatives designed to combat vulnerabilities in America’s financial and trade sectors that could be exploited by terrorist or other criminal organizations.

Mr. Dinkins holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Detroit, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Jason Thomas

Jason Thomas is the Chief of Innovation for Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC.  He likes to solve national security and intelligence problems through gaming, collective intelligence, social data, virtual environments, and mobile applications.

He is an expert in emerging technology and a professional public speaker known internationally for his popular and informative briefings. He has briefed numerous agencies including the CIA, FBI, DoD, USDOJ, US Senate, US House, and others on the use of technology for illicit purposes. He is an experienced intelligence professional with a solid understanding and real-world experience with terrorism, fraud, money laundering, cybercrime, computer intrusions, and cyber terrorism. His latest assignments include programs involving identity, digital currencies, threat identification and mitigation, mobile applications, data science, virtual environments, collective intelligence, information security and assurance, social data, open-source intelligence gathering, intelligence analysis, digital investigations, forensic accounting, and multiple agency missions.

Jason is the creator and founding director of the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Within twenty fours after the September 11 terrorist attacks, IC3 was reprogrammed to become the sole Terrorist Tip portal for the US federal government, collecting invaluable open source information. This information was then fused with other intelligence resulting in the prevention of other terrorist attacks inside and outside the United States. In 2002, IC3 won the Excellence.gov award. This award is presented to federal government agencies that demonstrate innovative electronic government initiatives.

Prior to coming to Thomson Reuters Special Services, Jason was faculty at West Virginia University in the International Studies department. Jason was also the Director of the Open Source Intelligence Exchange and Fusion Center (OSIX) and served as the Associate Director of the Center for Intelligence and National Security Analysis (CINSA). Each of these programs has the specific mission of enhancing capability and competitiveness in disciplines related to open source intelligence collection and analysis. Prior, while employed at the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), Jason provided leadership and subject matter expertise in the area of intelligence collection. Previously, Jason served as the Associate Deputy Director, Operations for the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).

He is a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Council on Technology and Innovation and serves on the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Cybersecurity and Privacy Committee and the NVTC Technology Innovations Committee.

Jason is the recipient of a number of awards including the FBI Director’s Award for Exceptional Service in the Public Interest, the Thomson Reuters Standing Ovation Award, the Thomson Reuters Oval Office Award for Innovation, the NW3C Cynthia Kay Hipsman Award, and was a nominee for the US Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service.

Peter S. Vincent

Peter S. Vincent is the General Counsel of Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC (TRSS), a U.S. subsidiary of Thomson Reuters. Throughout his career, he has served in a variety of senior executive and legal positions in both the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining TRSS in February 2015, Mr. Vincent was the Principal Legal Advisor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In that Senior Executive Service role, he led the largest legal program in DHS, supervising over 1,000 trial and transactional attorneys and an additional 450 legal and mission support specialists in 60 offices around the country. In that position, which he held for over five years, Mr. Vincent advised the numerous operational enforcement components within DHS and ICE on a wide-variety of sensitive, high-profile law enforcement and national security issues, including terrorism, foreign counterintelligence, financial crimes, global supply chain, export controls, customs and immigration matters.

In addition, Mr. Vincent served as ICE’s Senior Counselor for International Policy, where he advised the DHS Office of the Secretary and the ICE Office of the Director on issues related to the formulation and execution of the agency’s international diplomatic engagement. Prior to that, from November 2011 through July 2013, he served as the Acting Director of ICE’s Office of International Affairs (OIA), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). With attachés in 75 offices in 48 countries, including 7 combatant commands, HSI OIA is the largest international investigative component within DHS.

From November 2006 through May 2009, Mr. Vincent served with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) at the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia, first as the Assistant Judicial Attaché and then as the Judicial Attaché. There, he advised DOJ, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Defense and various law enforcement and intelligence-gathering agencies on matters concerning extradition, terrorist organizations, money laundering, mutual legal assistance and narco-trafficking. During his tenure at the U.S. Embassy, Mr. Vincent coordinated nearly 500 extraditions to the United States, including the extradition requests for dozens of high-profile leaders of designated foreign terrorist organizations such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the National Liberation Army (ELN), and the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC).

In July 2002, following a successful career as a litigator and in-house counsel in private practice, Mr. Vincent joined the National Security Litigation Team in ICE’s San Francisco Office of the Chief Counsel. As a trial attorney, he represented the government in immigration proceedings involving terrorists and individuals who had provided material support to foreign terrorist organizations. In addition, Mr. Vincent advised the local Joint Terrorism Task Force on issues relating to counterterrorism and foreign counterintelligence.

Mr. Vincent graduated with High Distinction from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Journal of International Law. Mr. Vincent is admitted to the State Bar of California and the District of Columbia Bar.