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Senior DOJ Fraud Prosecutor Jason Linder Returns to Irell


Irell & Manella LLP announced today that former federal prosecutor Jason Linder is returning to the firm's Los Angeles office as a partner and head of its Global Investigations and Anti-Corruption Practice. A federal prosecutor for the past decade, Linder most recently served as a senior trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit in Washington, D.C. There, he led some of the Justice Department’s most important and sophisticated international white collar criminal investigations, focusing particularly on matters involving FCPA and securities fraud violations. At Irell, Linder will advise corporations and executives on government and regulatory actions, internal investigations and corporate compliance matters, and white collar criminal defense.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jason back to the firm,” said Andrei Iancu, Irell’s managing partner. “Jason is a talented lawyer who is widely respected in the public and private sectors here in the U.S. and by foreign authorities throughout the world. His investigations and white collar experience, together with his unique insights into the DOJ’s approach to FCPA matters, will perfectly complement and enhance our securities litigation team’s widely recognized expertise in class action defense, SEC enforcement actions and internal investigations.”

Iancu added, “Most importantly, Jason is a perfect fit for our culture of excellence, integrity and community values, and we look forward to him leveraging his unique expertise and experience for the benefit of Irell’s clients. With the addition of Jason to our team, Irell is enhancing its ability to help its clients navigate the increasingly complex and global web of enforcement activity by criminal and civil authorities.”

As a senior trial attorney in the Justice Department's FCPA Unit, Linder led numerous investigations and prosecutions of complex, international FCPA, securities fraud and money laundering matters, often resulting in penalties and fines in the hundreds of millions of dollars. He acquired deep expertise in anti-corruption and other investigations in Asia, Latin America, and around the world, and in every significant business sector. In addition, Linder assessed corporate anti-corruption compliance programs in connection with corporate investigations and participated in the Justice Department’s selection of corporate compliance monitors for multiple companies.

“I am delighted to be coming home to Irell. With its deep bench of talented lawyers and unparalleled reputation for excellence, Irell is the perfect platform to attract and serve clients around the world,” said Linder. “I look forward to combining my expertise with theirs, and handling all aspects of internal investigations, high-stakes trial work, and representations before authorities anywhere in the world.”

Previously, as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, Linder led prosecutions involving organized crime, gangs, arms trafficking, violent crime, and exploitation of children. During his 10 years of service as a federal prosecutor, Linder tried numerous cases, argued before the federal courts of appeal, and served as lead trial counsel in a number of high-profile white collar matters.

Before entering public service, Linder was an associate at Irell from 2002 to 2007. He earned his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2000 and his B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1997. Following law school, Linder served as a law clerk for Judge Stanley Marcus of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Miami, Florida.

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