Jenner & Block

 

In Environmental Litigation and utility representation, Mr. Jiménez-Ekman has represented a utility in defense of RCRA and state law class action claims arising out of manufactured gas plant operations, and defended a nuclear utility against a class action alleging that radioactive waste was improperly released.  Mr. Jiménez-Ekman has also litigated to successful settlement two government contract claims by nuclear utilities for failing to accept delivery of spent nuclear fuel, and tried a third such case to a $56 million judgment in the Court of Federal Claims in February 2009.  Mr. Jiménez-Ekman represented a mid-sized construction company in defense of criminal charges based on an alleged environmental release, and a large chemical company in an internal investigation of a violation of state labeling requirements.  In Bankruptcy, Mr. Jiménez-Ekman represented a thermal energy utility in renegotiation of dozens of royalty contracts in bankruptcy.

Mr. Jiménez-Ekman counsels and represents clients in a wide range of white collar criminal matters.  He has conducted numerous internal investigations involving potential False Claims Act violations, both within and outside of the health care field, and has also represented clients in investigations by the government.  He represented a county commission in an investigation of a purported loss of funds.  Mr. Jiménez-Ekman has also participated in the defense of clients to RICO charges, and perjury and obstruction of justice charges.  In addition to white collar criminal matters, Mr. Jiménez-Ekman routinely represents both paying and pro bono clients in defense of criminal charges or investigations, and has tried six jury trials and numerous bench trials and hearings to verdict.