Jonathan N. Halpern

Jonathan N. Halpern is a litigation partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and leads the Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense Practice in its New York office. A former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, Mr. Halpern counsels and defends corporate and individual clients in a wide array of criminal and regulatory matters, including allegations involving bribery and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); complex fraud and financial transactions; insider trading and other violations of the securities laws; health care and medical practice matters; false claims; federal tax crimes; cybercrimes; government contract fraud; export violations; environmental crimes; and art fraud.

In addition to defending clients at trial and on appeal, Mr. Halpern represents clients in matters before U.S. Attorney's Offices (including cases in District Court in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York), the Justice Department, State Attorney General’s Offices, the SEC, and OFAC. His clients have spanned diverse industries such as financial services, insurance, energy services, pharmaceutical, health care, construction management, technology start-ups, the arts, and memorabilia involving sports and music. Mr. Halpern has been called upon to represent and negotiate for his clients in a wide spectrum of investigations, including in matters resulting in dispositions of no charges or claims.

Mr. Halpern also counsels and represents corporate and individual clients in compliance and due diligence matters. He conducts FCPA training for business leaders, develops corporate FCPA policies and compliance programs, and devises due diligence protocols.

Before returning to private practice, Mr. Halpern served as Assistant U.S. Attorney and chief of the Major Crimes Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. As chief, he supervised approximately 25 attorneys, including the computer hacking and intellectual property section, in investigations and prosecutions of international and domestic money laundering; financial, health care and tax fraud; computer crimes; FCPA violations; Bank Secrecy Act violations; and other complex, large scale crimes. During his tenure as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he tried to jury verdict and defended on appeal federal criminal cases involving corruption; extortion; and tax, mail, wire, and health care fraud. Mr. Halpern served as lead prosecutor in numerous high-profile matters, including the investigation of the presidential pardon of Marc Rich, and supervised the investigation of corruption allegations in the U.N. Oil for Food program, among other matters implicating international issues.

Good to know

Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) FCPA & Anti-Corruption, 2) Financial Institutions, 3) Government Enforcement, 4) Compliance & White Collar Defense and 5) Securities Enforcement & Litigation
Law School Boston College Law School (J.D.,1984)
Education Cornell University (A.B.,1980)
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association,District of Columbia State Bar Association
Most recent firm Foley & Lardner LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-halpern-64aa13b
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