Jason Linder chairs the Global Investigations and Anti-Corruption practice. He returned to the firm in May 2017 after serving as a senior Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice. He represents corporations, executives and prominent individuals in sensitive, high-stakes internal and government-facing investigations across a wide range of business sectors. These include financial services and investment firms, healthcare, medical devices, life sciences, automotive and aerospace, manufacturing, transportation services, extractives (oil, gas and mining), entertainment, high tech, real estate and retail.

Jason’s practice emphasizes white collar criminal matters and crisis management, including internal investigations, compliance counseling, transactional due diligence and defense of clients before government enforcement agencies around the world. He focuses on representing companies and individuals before the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Offices around the country and the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as other U.S. and international law enforcement and regulatory agencies. Jason 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.

Jason brings to his practice extraordinary knowledge and experience acquired during a decade working as a federal prosecutor. Well-versed in criminal investigations and jury trials, he knows firsthand how prosecutors think, how they navigate a case and what they want to achieve.

At the Justice Department, Jason led many of the most complex and cutting-edge investigations and prosecutions of international FCPA, securities fraud and money laundering matters in more than 60 countries, including throughout most of Asia and Latin America, concerning a broad array of industries. He 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.

Jason directed 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 U.S., 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, Jason served as an assistant United States attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. He was lead counsel in numerous jury trials and appeals and many other litigated matters including FCPA, money laundering and securities fraud cases.

Press Highlights

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • "Investigating Sexual Harassment and Abuse in the #MeToo Era," American Bar Association White Collar Crime Committee (October 22, 2018)
  • "Global Corruption Enforcement Trends," International Bar Association’s 2018 Annual Conference (October 9, 2018)
  • "China: How the Revised Anti-Unfair Competition Law, New National Supervision Law and Commission are Changing ABAC Compliance and Business Operations," ACI's 11th West Coast Conference on FCPA Enforcement and Compliance (September 25, 2018)
  • "Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Measures to Prevent and, if Necessary, Address Government Investigations," Keynote Speaker at Thomson Reuters Brazil Risk Summit 2018 (September 11, 2018)
  • "DOJ Criteria for Evaluating Compliance Programs," Keynote Speaker at Third International Compliance Congress in Madrid, Spain (May 31, 2018)
  • "Lava Jato, The Next Round: What the Most Recent Developments Reveal about Enforcement Priorities, Cross-Country Cooperation and the Risks Multinationals Face in Brazil," A New Environment for Anti-Corruption Enforcement and Mergers & Acquisitions in Brazil (November 14, 2017)
  • "What to Do When the Brazilians and Americans Come Knocking, and Best Practices for Preventing That in the First Place," A New Environment for Anti-Corruption Enforcement and Mergers & Acquisitions in Brazil (November 14, 2017)
  • "FCPA Enforcement Trends & Focus on Remediation," SEC Conference 2017: An Accounting & Reporting Update for Public Companies (June 21, 2017)
  • "China: The Risks of Hiring Individuals and Third Party Entities with Ties to the Government: Practical Lessons from the Most Prominent Cases," ACI's 10th West Coast Conference on FCPA Enforcement and Compliance (September 26, 2017)

Professional Activities

  • Member, Business Crime Committee, International Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers Board of Governors – Los Angeles Chapter
  • American Bar Association

Education

Harvard Law School (J.D., 2000), cum laude

Swarthmore College (B.A., Philosophy, 1997), with honors

Admissions

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