Dominick S. Gerace II
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Dominick is a decorated former federal prosecutor who represents clients in criminal and civil litigation, investigations, and compliance matters. Drawing on a decade of public sector experience, he helps clients solve problems, respond to government investigations and enforcement actions, and navigate complex criminal, civil and regulatory matters. As a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Dominick focuses his compliance practice on anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act requirements.
Dominick returned to Taft after almost 10 years as a federal prosecutor in both the Southern District of Ohio and the Eastern District of Virginia, where he gained extensive trial experience while investigating, prosecuting, and supervising a wide variety of cases, including bank and wire fraud, public corruption, tax evasion, money laundering, international terrorism, international drug trafficking, and child exploitation. In the Southern District of Ohio, Dominick served as Deputy Criminal Chief, supervising approximately eight other Assistant U.S. Attorneys and overseeing all federal prosecutions in the Dayton area. While in the Eastern District of Virginia, he led two financial compliance task forces pursuing money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and tax violations.
Dominick has received significant recognition for his public service. Most recently, he was the recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence for his work in the federal investigation and prosecution arising from the August 2019 mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. He received the U.S. Attorney’s Award for Outstanding Performance for his service as trial counsel in the first international terrorism trial held in the Southern District of Ohio. He also has been recognized by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force for his work in international drug investigations and prosecutions.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Dominick was an associate at Taft and clerked for the Honorable John M. Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
He received his law degree, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Georgetown University, where he was a senior board member of The Georgetown Law Journal and Editor-in-Chief of The Georgetown Law Journal's Annual Review of Criminal Procedure (36th Ed.). Dominick earned his undergraduate degree in economics from the United States Military Academy and served as an Armor Officer in the United States Army prior to attending law school.
Attorney General's Award, Excellence in Furthering the Interests of U.S. National Security (2022)
United States Attorney's Award for Outstanding Performance, Southern District of Ohio (2018)
- Georgetown University Law Center (2007)
magna cum laude
Order of the Coif
- United States Military Academy (1999)
- State - Ohio
- Federal - U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- Federal - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- Federal - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Federal - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Gerace Accepted Into CALL Class 25
FinCEN Issues Proposed Regulation Governing Financial Institution Access to Beneficial Ownership Information
New Federal Rule Requires Many Domestic and Foreign Companies To Report Beneficial Ownership Information to FinCEN
Research Security Compliance for Academic Institutions
- Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists