Jamila M.Hall

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A former federal prosecutor and accomplished trial lawyer, Jamila Hall serves as defense and investigative counsel to Fortune 500 companies and regularly conducts internal investigations throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. She defends companies and individuals in often high-stakes civil and criminal investigations brought by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and other government agencies related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), the False Claims Act (FCA), securities fraud, and financial fraud. Jamila also counsels companies on compliance and internal controls policies.

While an Assistant United States Attorney, Jamila tried numerous multidefendant white collar crime jury trials to verdict and successfully prosecuted dozens of financial fraud cases. She also managed parallel and multi-agency investigations involving the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Trade Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Jamila is a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel and is routinely appointed by the district court to represent indigent defendants in federal fraud matters. She is a vice chair of the Women's White Collar Defense Association and has served two terms as the chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. Jamila is the immediate past president of the Leadership Institute of Women of Color Attorneys and a member of Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2017. She is a trustee for the Woodruff Arts Center, on the board of the Piedmont Park Conservancy, and on the advisory board for Atlanta Legal Aid. Jamila lectures frequently on topics related to white collar crime, corporate compliance, and ethics.

Experience

  • Fortune 500 public company assesses its investigation processes and develops enterprise-wide investigations governance structureJones Day is assisting a Fortune 500 public company in a year-long project to assess its investigation processes and develop a new, enterprise-wide investigations governance structure.
  • International airline seeks to recover assets seized by U.S. government in cross-border forfeiture matterJones Day is representing an international airline in a federal criminal investigation and a parallel civil asset forfeiture matter involving the seizure of cross-border assets.
  • Former CEO defends federal criminal investigation involving allegations of potential violations of Anti-Kickback statuteJones Day is representing a former CEO in a federal criminal investigation involving allegations of potential violations of the Anti-Kickback statute.
  • University system conducts internal investigation into allegations of sexual assaultJones Day has been retained by a university system to conduct an independent investigation relating to allegations of sexual assault, as well as to assist the university in its responses to threatened litigation.
  • Foreign investors initiate civil and criminal actions following multimillion embezzlement schemeJones Day represents a group of foreign investors who were victims of a multimillion embezzlement scheme orchestrated by their investment manager.
  • Global chemical company protects trade secrets, obtains restraining order against former employeeJones Day assisted a global chemical company in pursuing claims of trade secret misappropriation against a former employee when the company discovered the employee had been systematically downloading decades of its trade secrets and confidential information.
  • International pharmaceutical company builds anti-corruption compliance programJones Day has been retained by an international pharmaceutical company to conduct anti-corruption and anti-bribery risk assessments for over 35 countries.
  • Global retailer conducts internal investigation of alleged employee kickback scheme in its Asia operationsOn behalf of a global, publicly-traded retailer, Jones Day conducted an internal investigation of an alleged employee kickback scheme in the company’s Asia operations.
  • Multinational corporation conducts internal investigation of Asia operationsOn behalf of a publicly traded multinational corporation, Jones Day conducted a targeted investigation of alleged misconduct and potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) in China, Vietnam, and Singapore.
  • Global retailer seeks advice on anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance policies and proceduresOn behalf of a global, publicly-traded retailer, Jones Day conducted a review of the company’s anti-corruption and anti-bribery policies and procedures, to include the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and the U.K. Bribery Act.
  • Former CFO of multinational corporation defends DOJ and SEC investigation involving allegations of potential FCPA violationsJones Day represents the former chief financial officer of a multinational corporation in a Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission investigation involving allegations of potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • CEO of information technology company resolves SEC investigationJones Day represented the former CEO of an information technology company in a settlement to resolve allegations related to an SEC investigation of the company's financial disclosure.
  • Former Atlanta School Superintendent Beverly Hall defends allegations of cheating on standardized testsJones Day represented former Atlanta School Superintendent Beverly Hall in connection with allegations of cheating on standardized tests by school system personnel.
  • Multinational corporation conducts pre-acquisition due diligence of target company subject to federal grand jury investigationOn behalf of a publicly traded multinational corporation, Jones Day conducted pre-acquisition due diligence of a target company subject to a federal grand jury investigation related to potential violations of the Controlled Substances Act.
  • Multinational industrial services corporation involved in state public corruption investigation related to government services contractsJones Day represented a publicly traded multinational industrial services corporation in a state public corruption investigation related to government services contracts.
  • Multinational corporation conducts internal investigation of Brazil operationJones Day conducted a targeted investigation of alleged misconduct and potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a multinational corporation’s Brazilian operation.
  • Multinational corporation conducts internal investigation related to fatal worksite employee accidentOn behalf of a publicly traded global corporation, Jones Day conducted an internal investigation into a fatal worksite employee accident, specifically focused on employee statements and company reports that had been provided to investigating government agencies.
  • Multinational equipment manufacturer conducts internal investigation of possible FCPA violations in Mexico operationsOn behalf of a publicly traded multinational equipment manufacturer, Jones Day conducted a targeted investigation of alleged misconduct and potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in Mexico.
  • Foreign bank seeks advice on United States criminal forfeiture lawsJones Day advised a prominent foreign bank on the application of United States forfeiture laws to foreign assets held in trust for an individual prosecuted for various financial crimes in the United States.
  • Multinational corporation conducts global FCPA compliance reviewOn behalf of a publicly traded, multinational corporation, Jones Day conducted a targeted global Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance review of the corporation's operations in Brazil, China, India, South Korea, and Uzbekistan.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • September 5, 2019
      Big Data: Trends in Health Care Fraud, RICO and Money Laundering Investigations, ABA Southeastern White Collar Crime Institute
    • August 14, 2019
      Insights and Trends in Investigations: A Discussion Among Leading Female Lawyers, Jones Day | Mattos Filho
    • May 10, 2019
      Unique Ethical Considerations When Representing Whistleblower Or Defendants In FCA Cases, False Claims Act Summit
    • March 27-29, 2019
      2019 Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys Conference
    • December 6, 2018
      AKS/Stark Update: ICLE Health Care Fraud Institute
    • September 26, 2018
      False Claims Act Primer, American Health Lawyers Association, Fraud and Compliance Forum
    • September 6, 2018
      Search Warrants and Taint Teams, Re-Examining the Process of Defending Clients in a Digital Age for Searches & Seizures, ABA Southeastern White Collar Crime Institute
    • June 21, 2018
      Criminal Considerations for Civil Attorneys, DRI Young Lawyers Seminar
    • March 1, 2018
      Women in the First Chair in High Profile White Collar Cases, 32nd ABA White Collar Conference
    • February 1, 2018
      Nuts & Bolts of Representing a Corporation under Criminal Investigation, Georgia ICLE: White Collar Crime
    • January 22, 2018
      How to Not End Up in the Headlines: An Overview of Insider Trading & Recent Developments, Jones Day CLE Academy
    • May 4, 2017
      Fraud Investigations, Atlanta Compliance & Ethics Roundtable, Annual Best Practices Conference
    • February 23, 2017
      Internal Investigations: Top Ten Lessons from Real World Cases, NBA-CLS Corporate Counsel Conference
    • February 13, 2017
      Advanced Issues in Internal Investigations, Jones Day CLE Academy
    • January 17, 2017
      Peaceful Protest Luncheon, Center for Civil and Human Rights
    • December 8, 2016
      Is Medical Judgment Sacrosanct: Aseracare and the Fight Over Medical Necessity, State Bar of Georgia, Health Care Fraud Institute
    • October 28, 2016
      Bad Use of Bad Acts: Tackling FRE404b: 2016 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual White Collar Seminar
    • April 12, 2016
      Beyond the Basics: Advanced Issues in High Profile Media & Complex Litigation Cases, GAP Spring Legal Education Forum, State Bar of Georgia
    • February 22, 2016
      When Technologies Collide: Professionalism in a Digital Age, Jones Day CLE Academy
    • December 10, 2015
      The False Claims Act: Handling a Case from Investigation through Resolution, ICLE Health Care Fraud Institute
    • November 7, 2015
      Professionalism: Representing Every Client Like The Corporate Executive, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Fall Seminar
    • February 20, 2015
      Is Corporate Cooperation Worth It? - White Collar Crime ICLE
    • October 17, 2014
      Health Care Fraud and Abuse Update: Recent Trends in Detection, Enforcement and Prosecution, ICLE Advanced Health Care Law Program
    • August 6, 2014
      Preparing for the Challenges of Doing Business in the International Marketplace, Cobb County Chamber of Commerce
    • September 19, 2013
      International e-Discovery and e-Disclosure Practices, Masters Conference for Legal Professionals
    • June 13, 2013
      Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the "Rambo" Litigator, NBI Seminar
    • March 20, 2013
      Practical Issues and Latest Trends in Pursuing and Defending Federal and State Qui Tam Cases After the 2009-2010 Amendments to the False Claims Act
    • August 23, 2012
      Challenges for Global Corporations: Navigating International Data Privacy and Disclosure Laws
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