Jay Holtmeier

Jay Holtmeier

is a partner in the firm's Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the Investigations and Criminal Litigation Practice Group, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Anti-Corruption Group and the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Working Group. He joined the firm in 2004.

Practice

Mr. Holtmeier’s breadth of experience as a litigator includes service as a federal prosecutor, a senior in-house attorney and a lawyer in private practice. Mr. Holtmeier represents institutions and individuals in complex government and internal investigations and matters of corporate governance and compliance. He has particular expertise in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

In FCPA matters, Mr. Holtmeier has represented clients in government and internal investigations involving conduct in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Australia. He regularly counsels clients facing difficult FCPA issues in a variety of business contexts, and he has assisted clients in numerous industries in developing and implementing FCPA compliance programs. He devotes substantial attention to advising clients on FCPA problems that arise in the context of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate transactions. He writes and speaks extensively on the subject and is a co-author, with partners Roger Witten and Kimberly Parker, of the leading treatise in the field, Complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (8th ed. 2013).

As a senior vice president and principal legal counsel with the Reuters Group, Mr. Holtmeier was responsible for all litigation and compliance matters in North and South America. As an assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, he tried several cases to verdict and led extensive grand jury investigations of various crimes, including racketeering, securities fraud, murder, narcotics and counterfeiting. Significant prosecutions included United States v. Jose Muyet, et al., and United States v. Ronald Ocasio, et al., related cases involving more than twenty murders, for which Mr. Holtmeier received the Director’s Award for Superior Performance from the Executive Office for US Attorneys, and United States v. Carol Bayless, which received national attention and calls for the impeachment of the presiding US District Judge.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Anti-Corruption and 2) Investigations and Criminal Litigation
Law School Cornell University Law School, J.D., 1990
Education University of Minnesota, B.A.,1986
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm WilmerHale
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