Jason Linder is a partner in Irell & Manella's Los Angeles office and head of the Global Investigations and Anti-Corruption Practice. Mr. Linder’s practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Offices around the country, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and other domestic and foreign law enforcement and regulatory agencies. As a federal prosecutor, he developed deep expertise with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and foreign anti-corruption laws, as well as with securities fraud, money laundering, exports controls and sanctions, and other white collar areas. Mr. Linder has led investigations in more than sixty countries, including throughout most of Asia and Latin America, concerning every major business sector.

Mr. Linder’s practice emphasizes white-collar criminal matters, including internal corporate investigations, compliance counseling, transactional due diligence, and defense of clients before government enforcement agencies around the world. He also represents clients in matters involving data privacy and security, cross-border civil disputes, international arbitration, class actions, and high-stakes litigation in federal and state courts.

Mr. Linder returned to the firm in May 2017, after nearly a decade as a federal prosecutor. Most recently, he served as a Senior Trial Attorney in the FCPA Unit in the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division in Washington, D.C., where he led investigations and prosecutions of complex, international FCPA, securities fraud and money laundering matters. Mr. Linder worked with nearly every major U.S. Attorney’s Office and law enforcement agency in the United States, law enforcement counterparts around the world, and multilateral development banks such as the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He led dozens of white collar criminal investigations, resulting in some of the Department’s most significant corporate criminal resolutions and convictions, including those against one of the largest technology companies in the United States, a leading oil services company, a Brazilian jet manufacturer, a Chilean airline, a New York securities broker-dealer and a former high-level West African government official. Before joining the Justice Department's Fraud Section in 2012, Mr. Linder served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. He served as lead trial counsel in numerous jury trials and many other litigated matters including FCPA, money laundering and securities fraud cases.

Mr. Linder earned his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2000 and his B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1997. He served as a law clerk to Judge Stanley Marcus of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Press Highlights

  • "Court deals setback to prosecutors in cross-border cases," Compliance Week (September 12, 2017)
  • "Feds In Balancing Act When Pursuing Individuals In FCPA Cases," Law360 (June 6, 2017)
  • "O que a Justiça dos EUA pode fazer contra os irmãos Batista e a JBS?" BBC Brasil (May 23, 2017)
  • "JBS brothers test dealmaking skills in Brazil plea deal showdown," Reuters (May 19, 2017)
  • “FCPA Pilot Program Nets 22 Voluntary Disclosures in Past Year: DOJ,” The National Law Journal (May 17, 2017)
  • Mr. Linder's return to Irell as head of its Global Investigations & Anti-Corruption Practice in May 2017 received widespread media coverage in outlets including Law360, the Daily JournalThe Recorder/American Lawyer Media, Global Investigations ReviewBloomberg Big Law Business and the FCPA Report (subscriptions or registration may be required).
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Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • “FCPA Enforcement Trends & Focus on Remediation,” SEC Conference 2017: An Accounting & Reporting Update for Public Companies (June 21, 2017)
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Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
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Bar & Court Admissions

  • 2001, California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, Ninth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California, Eastern District of Texas