Jonathan King > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
CHICAGO, IL 60606-0089
United States
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Work Department

Corporate Crime


Partner; Co-Chair, Global Investigations


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.


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

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

DLA Piper LLP (US) is noted for its strength in corporate representations, fielding a US team that is able to leverage the firm’s strong presence in Asia, Europe and Latin America to handle cross-border investigations involving the DOJ, SEC and parallel foreign enforcement agencies. The group is particularly adept in FCPA cases, although lawyers have significant experience in sanctions work, AML, rate-fixing and healthcare-related criminal defense. Among a number of new arrivals in 2019, Edward Hanover joined the Silicon Valley office from FIFA, where he was responsible for designing and implementing the organisation’s successful anti-bribery compliance program. The department is co-chaired by experienced trial lawyers John Hillebrecht in New York and Courtney Saleski in Philadelphia, as well as Chicago’s Jonathan King and New York’s Karl Buch – both of whom are noted for their ability to coordinate defense against large-scale government investigations.