Jenner & Block

Kristin L. Rakowski is a member of the Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice.  She focuses her practice on criminal and regulatory investigations and corporate compliance.  Ms. Rakowski has represented clients in investigations and proceedings initiated by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and federal and state regulatory agencies, as well as in criminal and civil litigation. She has extensive experience conducting cross-border internal investigations and monitorships across the globe.  Ms. Rakowski regularly counsels clients on assessing compliance risks and assists them in designing or improving corporate compliance and remediation programs. 

Ms. Rakowski’s white collar practice spans an array of subject areas, including financial fraud, health care fraud, tax evasion, intellectual property theft, securities regulations, cross-border data protection, and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  She has authored several articles on white collar defense topics such as FCPA enforcement and constitutional criminal procedure.  She has also taught Appellate Advocacy as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. 

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has recognized Ms. Rakowski for Excellence in Pro Bono Service for her role on a firm team that reduced a significant judgment against a nonprofit to nominal damages.  Ms. Rakowski maintains an active pro bono practice. 

Before joining the firm, Ms. Rakowski clerked for Judge David H. Coar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and served as a staff law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.