JAIMIE NAWADAY
Partner
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JAIMIE NAWADAY Partner
Jaimie Nawaday focuses her practice on government investigations, white collar defense and civil litigation.  She advises and represents organizations and individuals in government investigations relating to potential violations of federal criminal law, the False Claims Act, and asset forfeiture matters.  She has also repeatedly appeared on CNN and MSNBC to explain and comment on developing issues in federal criminal law.

As an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) for seven years, Jaimie served in both the Civil and Criminal Divisions and successfully handled both civil and criminal jury trials.  Jaimie’s broad experience in handling large, complex cases gives her a unique perspective in guiding clients through government investigations and high stakes litigation.  She uses that experience to steer companies through a range of issues that accompany challenging investigations, including parallel inquiries from regulators and press coverage.  She also represents companies operating in the state-legal cannabis market both on compliance issues and in law enforcement or regulator inquiries.

As a member of the Civil Division’s Civil Fraud Unit, Jaimie spearheaded significant fraud cases, notably, the Bank of America fraud trial, the first case the Department of Justice tried under FIRREA and the first trial by the Department of Justice against a major financial institution in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.  In 2015, Jaimie received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award in connection with negotiating a global settlement of federal and state civil fraud actions.

As a prosecutor, Jaimie served as co-lead trial counsel in a month-long RICO conspiracy trial that involved securities and health care fraud and money-laundering schemes, and was co-lead trial counsel in a civil asset forfeiture trial—the first such case that the government tried in more than seven years.  Jaimie was also a member of the Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit.  In that role, Jaimie investigated and prosecuted international money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act and asset forfeiture matters.  Jaimie also worked closely with federal banking and other regulators and U.S. Attorney’s offices nationwide, providing advice on cases involving fraud and money laundering.

Prior to joining the SDNY, Jaimie was an associate at two major commercial law firms, where she worked on a variety of financial, commercial and intellectual property litigation matters, as well as on internal investigations for financial institutions.

Jaimie clerked for the late Honorable M. Blane Michael, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Charleston, West Virginia.
 
Represented medical device provider in DOJ False Claims Act suit.

Represented executive in connection with DOJ and SEC investigation into securities fraud.

Represented health care provider in connection with DOJ campaign finance investigation.

Represented individuals in multiple DOJ fraud investigations.

Represented cannabis cultivation company and individual grower in state investigation and enforcement action.

Represented individual defendant in federal marijuana criminal prosecution.

Represented individuals and institutions in negligent supervision cases arising from criminal assaults.

Represented multi-national company in a state consumer fraud investigation.

Represented multi-national company in DOJ fraud investigation.

Represented lender in forfeiture proceedings to achieve interlocutory sale in the course of federal criminal action.

Represented lender in connection with an SEC and DOJ fraud investigations.
 
The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.), Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2020.

Recipient of the FinCEN Director’s Law Enforcement Award, 2019.

Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, 2015.

About

Jaimie Nawaday focuses her practice on government investigations, white collar defense and civil litigation.  She advises and represents organizations and individuals in government investigations relating to potential violations of federal criminal law, the False Claims Act, and asset forfeiture matters.  She has also repeatedly appeared on CNN and MSNBC to explain and comment on developing issues in federal criminal law.

As an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) for seven years, Jaimie served in both the Civil and Criminal Divisions and successfully handled both civil and criminal jury trials.  Jaimie’s broad experience in handling large, complex cases gives her a unique perspective in guiding clients through government investigations and high stakes litigation.  She uses that experience to steer companies through a range of issues that accompany challenging investigations, including parallel inquiries from regulators and press coverage.  She also represents companies operating in the state-legal cannabis market both on compliance issues and in law enforcement or regulator inquiries.

As a member of the Civil Division’s Civil Fraud Unit, Jaimie spearheaded significant fraud cases, notably, the Bank of America fraud trial, the first case the Department of Justice tried under FIRREA and the first trial by the Department of Justice against a major financial institution in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.  In 2015, Jaimie received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award in connection with negotiating a global settlement of federal and state civil fraud actions.

As a prosecutor, Jaimie served as co-lead trial counsel in a month-long RICO conspiracy trial that involved securities and health care fraud and money-laundering schemes, and was co-lead trial counsel in a civil asset forfeiture trial—the first such case that the government tried in more than seven years.  Jaimie was also a member of the Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit.  In that role, Jaimie investigated and prosecuted international money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act and asset forfeiture matters.  Jaimie also worked closely with federal banking and other regulators and U.S. Attorney’s offices nationwide, providing advice on cases involving fraud and money laundering.

Prior to joining the SDNY, Jaimie was an associate at two major commercial law firms, where she worked on a variety of financial, commercial and intellectual property litigation matters, as well as on internal investigations for financial institutions.

Jaimie clerked for the late Honorable M. Blane Michael, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Charleston, West Virginia.
 

Experience

Represented medical device provider in DOJ False Claims Act suit.

Represented executive in connection with DOJ and SEC investigation into securities fraud.

Represented health care provider in connection with DOJ campaign finance investigation.

Represented individuals in multiple DOJ fraud investigations.

Represented cannabis cultivation company and individual grower in state investigation and enforcement action.

Represented individual defendant in federal marijuana criminal prosecution.

Represented individuals and institutions in negligent supervision cases arising from criminal assaults.

Represented multi-national company in a state consumer fraud investigation.

Represented multi-national company in DOJ fraud investigation.

Represented lender in forfeiture proceedings to achieve interlocutory sale in the course of federal criminal action.

Represented lender in connection with an SEC and DOJ fraud investigations.
 

Honors

The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.), Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2020.

Recipient of the FinCEN Director’s Law Enforcement Award, 2019.

Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, 2015.