Firm Profile > KaiserDillon PLLC > Washington DC, United States

KaiserDillon PLLC
1099 14TH ST, NW
DC 20005
United States

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Washington DC-based boutique firm KaiserDillon PLLC handles white-collar defense and government investigations for high-profile individuals, including politicians, journalists and senior executives. It has particular expertise in advising clients on congressional investigations, preparing witnesses to testify, litigating and assisting clients with the wider ramifications of investigations. Matthew Kaiser is adept at handling crisis situations; he jointly heads the team alongside Justin Dillon, who brings considerable experience in litigation and investigations, drawing on knowledge gained in his previous role as a federal prosecutor. Jonathan Jeffress is recommended for fraud, bribery and corruption matters, and William Pittard handles criminal and civil litigation.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Kaiser; Justin Dillon; Jonathan Jeffress; Bill Pittard

Other key lawyers:

Jennifer Short


‘KaiserDillon has the pedigree of a large firm – smart attorneys with outstanding credentials and vast legal experience – but it provides one-on-one attention like you would get from a small firm’.    

‘I was impressed with the intelligence, dedication, and thoughtfulness of the team on my cases’. 

‘Their understanding and preparation made it easy for me to rely on their guidance and advice’.

‘They earned my complete trust’.

‘KaiserDillon has an extremely strong team of lawyers with private and government experience’.

‘The team consists of partners, counsel and young associates who benefit from strong training and mentoring’.

‘The firm stays abreast of technological developments and invests its resources in tools that benefit its personnel and clients’.

‘The firm gives back to the community through pro bono efforts, professional associations and charitable giving’.            

Key clients

George Nader

Fair Fight Action

Cindy Laporta

KaiserDillon PLLC is a litigation boutique based in Washington, D.C. which represents individuals and small businesses in government investigations, complex commercial litigation, and in the defense of criminal cases. The firm provides skilled and ethical advocacy on behalf of people facing crises that threaten their reputation, livelihood, or liberty; it has been active in high-profile matters such as: the impeachment proceedings against President Trump, where the firm represented the then-acting Chief of Staff to the President of the United States; a number of separate investigations into government conduct during the time of the Trump administration; a voting rights case in Georgia that sprang from the 2018 midterm elections, representation of a woman who accused now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation proceedings; representation of high profile clients who are inaccurately portrayed in the media; and numerous law enforcement investigations of political appointees. The partnership includes former Assistant Federal Public Defenders, a former Assistant United States Attorney, and the former Acting General Counsel and the Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives.

White Collar Defense: KaiserDillon represents clients in criminal matters in federal and state courts around the country on charges such as bribery of foreign officials, improper diversion of funds, government contracting fraud, inappropriate use of the internet, money laundering, obstruction of justice, and securities fraud. The firm has a strong track record of trial work, victories on pretrial motions, successful sentencing advocacy, and negotiations to resolve cases short of a trial.

Congressional Investigations: Understanding the Congressional investigation process from their previous work within government,  KaiserDillon guides clients through communicating with the investigating committee; evaluating how to respond; providing documents or testimony, as appropriate; preparing to testify, as appropriate; litigating if necessary; and managing the legal, political, and other implications of the investigation and subsequent findings.

Campus Disciplinary Defense:  KaiserDillon attorneys represent students at universities across the country accused of violating Title IX; they have written on Title IX in national publications, taught other lawyers how to defend these cases, and given presentations to Title IX coordinators about how to set up fair processes at their schools.

Legal Ethics & Malpractice: KaiserDillon attorneys understand the specialized and evolving laws and regulations that govern the professional responsibility obligations of lawyers. They advise lawyers on how to comply when they are departing law firms, forming new law firms, or where law firms are dissolving. They also represent clients in malpractice claims against their prior lawyers.

Civil Litigation: KaiserDillon attorneys have a wide range of civil litigation experience: helping start-ups challenged by big brand competitors and small businesses embroiled in contractual disputes; and representing directors, officers, employees and companies, big and small, in litigation threatening or vindicating their reputations and their finances.

Frequently Asked Questions: White Collar Crime and Congressional Investigations.

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Department Name Email Telephone
Partner Justin Dillon 1 (202) 640-4427
Partner Jonathan Jeffress 1 (202) 640-4430
Partner Matthew Kaiser 1 (202) 640-2850
Partner Bill Pittard 1 (202) 683-6150
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Justin Dillon  photo Mr Justin Dillon Partner
Mr Jonathan Jeffress  photo Mr Jonathan Jeffress Partner
Mr Matthew Kaiser photo Mr Matthew Kaiser Partner
Mr William Pittard  photo Mr William Pittard Partner
Susan Geiger, Chief Operating Officer : Email: Ph: 1 (202) 640-2850