Criminal Litigation and Government Investigations

In addition to our work in the civil area, we represent lawyers and law firms in criminal matters and governmental investigations. In these matters, we rely on Jenner & Block’s well-respected Investigations, Compliance, and Defense Practice – which includes a former US Attorney, several former AUSAs, and numerous former DOJ and SEC enforcement attorneys.

Our experience in this area includes the representation of:

  • Several lawyers from an international law firm in a DOJ criminal investigation stemming from regulatory advice provided by the law firm after its client pled guilty to certain FDA violations and waived the attorney-client privilege as part of the plea agreement.
  • An individual lawyer from a national law firm indicted for tax fraud and conspiracy arising from the drafting of allegedly fraudulent tax opinions.
  • An individual attorney in a federal criminal trial involving immigration fraud.
  • An individual attorney in a criminal securities fraud trial.
  • A regional law firm in investigation and pre-litigation counseling relating to SEC and criminal charges against the law firm’s former client.