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Partner Katya Jestin Named a Trailblazer in White Collar, Regulatory and Compliance

The National Law Journal features Jenner & Block Partner Katya Jestin in its list of 25 “people who continue to make their mark in white collar criminal litigation.”  The profile of Ms. Jestin notes that she is co-chair of the firm’s Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice and a former prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York.  “I take pride in my ability to navigate those challenges and steer my corporate clients to a better place,” she tells The NLJ.  Ms. Jestin also says that she strives to build teams that include women:  “I try to push women forward every single day.”

Ms. Jestin counsels companies and executives in criminal, regulatory, and congressional investigations, including representing clients before the United States Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.   She also conducts internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients, provides counsel to senior management on FCPA and other compliance issues  and served as counsel to the examiner in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy examination.