Jones Day partner Karen Hewitt elected president of National Association of Former United States Attorneys

Karen Hewitt, a Jones Day partner with substantial experience in high-stakes investigations and litigation, particularly in the area of white collar crime, was elected president of the National Association of Former United States Attorneys (NAFUSA). Founded 42 years ago, NAFUSA is a non-partisan alumni organization of former United States Attorneys, currently with more than 300 members who served in Democratic and Republican administrations. NAFUSA is dedicated to promoting, defending, and furthering the independence and mission of the Office of the United States Attorney nationwide. Ms. Hewitt will serve until NAFUSA’s 2022 annual conference, currently scheduled for April 2022.  

Based in Jones Day's San Diego Office, Ms. Hewitt is the Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's California Region, which encompasses five California offices and nearly 300 lawyers. Before joining Jones Day, she served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of California (2007-2010), where she focused on national security, border security, cyber and intellectual property crime, white collar and financial crime, civil fraud, violent crime, and narcotics enforcement.

Ms. Hewitt is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully litigated hundreds of cases in federal court for more than two decades. She currently represents companies nationwide in civil and criminal investigations and in complex business litigation and her practice focuses on defending matters involving possible violations of federal law, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Taft-Hartley Act, the Controlled Substances Act, and the False Claims Act.

She has been recognized by Chambers and Partners as a "real powerhouse," is a Master in the Enright Inn of Court, and a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of San Diego School of Law, from which she earned her J.D. in 1989. 

The full press release on the NAFUSA website has more information.

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