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DLA Piper LLP (US)

444 WEST LAKE STREET, SUITE 900, CHICAGO, IL 60606-0089, USA
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Work +1 312 368 4000
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Fax +1 312 236 7516
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Jonathan King

Tel:
Work 1 312 368 7095
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate Crime

Position

Partner

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.

Education

JD, Northwestern University; BA, The University of Chicago


United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s nationwide practice is led by Jonathan King in Chicago and the FCPA-focused John Hillebrecht in New York. Hillebrecht represented NASDAQ-listed technology firm Net1 UEPS in an SEC and DOJ FCPA investigation, and parallel South African criminal investigation, into allegations of bribery. A longstanding client, GlaxoSmithKline engages the firm on global government and internal investigation matters, on which Washington DC’s Laura Terrell takes the lead. Also recommended are Philadelphia’s Ilana Eisenstein, Baltimore’s Brett Ingerman and Washington DC’s Matthew Graves.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    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.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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