Brian C.Rabbitt


Washington + 1.202.879.3866

Brian Rabbitt is a seasoned litigator with deep experience resolving complex problems and handling sensitive investigations and enforcement matters at the highest levels of government. He provides strategic counseling and representation to clients facing high-profile, high-stakes civil and criminal matters involving the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), state attorneys general, and other government authorities. Brian also has extensive experience responding to congressional inquiries and preparing senior officials for appearances before Congress.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Brian was the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ's Criminal Division. As head of one of DOJ's largest criminal enforcement components, Brian led hundreds of federal prosecutors responsible for investigating and prosecuting white collar cases (including securities, commodities, and health care fraud), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, and money laundering (AML), public corruption, computer crime, intellectual property, and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) matters. Under Brian's leadership, the Criminal Division resolved several of the largest and most significant corporate criminal matters in DOJ history; prosecuted billions of dollars in health care fraud; and led the federal government's response to COVID-19-related stimulus fraud.

Before heading the Criminal Division, Brian also served as Chief of Staff in the Attorney General's office, in senior roles at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and in the Office of the White House Counsel. Brian began his career at a leading Washington law firm, where his practice focused on litigation involving state attorneys general and enforcement matters before various government authorities.

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