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Jonathan King

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate Crime

Position

Partner; Co-Chair, Global Investigations

Career

Jon King's primary focus is on white collar crime, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related issues involving corporate compliance and internal investigations. Jon co-chairs DLA Piper's White Collar, Corporate Crime and Investigations Practice.

Jon has directed and conducted numerous cross-border investigations of FCPA and other anti-corruption issues and compliance matters in locations all across the globe. Jon also assists his clients with a wide variety of other FCPA and other anti-corruption related issues, including the development of effective compliance programs, due diligence issues and general FCPA advice.

Besides his work with clients on FCPA and global anti-corruption issues, Jon has conducted numerous corporate internal investigations on behalf of corporations and other entities, as well as corporate boards of directors / audit committees. Jon serves as counsel to individuals and businesses on numerous white collar matters involving domestic public corruption, corporate fraud and abuse, securities fraud, including insider trading and accounting irregularities, criminal tax and other regulatory and compliance matters, including trade controls, insurance and financial services-related issues. Jon regularly represents both individuals and businesses in connection with grand jury investigations conducted by the US Department of Justice, investigations and enforcement actions brought by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and investigations and prosecutions brought by Attorneys General Offices in various states and by other state and federal agencies.

Education

J.D., Northwestern University; B.A., The University of Chicago


United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

The team at DLA Piper LLP (US) is able to draw on the firm's global network to handle government investigations and enforcement matters involving multiple jurisdictions. In 2018, the Dallas office was joined by Jason Hopkins and Jason Lewis from Greenberg Traurig LLP, Joel Athey joined in Los Angeles from Holland & Knight LLP, Jeffrey Tsai joined in San Francisco from Alston & Bird LLP and the Chicago office welcomed Matt Hiller from the DOJ. Highlights for Washington DC's John Rah included assisting Pfizer with the negotiation of a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the DOJ to resolve allegations that donations the client made to independent charity patient assistant programs were improper. In another standout matter, New York's Karl Buch represented the Audit Committee of Cognizant Technology Solutions, successfully convincing the DOJ to decline charges following an investigation into potential FCPA violations; in a parallel case, he secured a settlement with the SEC in administrative proceedings. Gail Rodgers is engaged by GlaxoSmithKline on a number of government and internal investigations. The team is chaired by Jonathan King in Chicago and John Hillebrecht in New York; Jessica Masella in New York is also a name to note.

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    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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