Jones Day's Karen Hewitt named among Daily Journal's "Leading Commercial Litigators" in California
Karen P. Hewitt, a partner in Jones Day's Business & Tort Litigation Practice and Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's California Region, was named to the Daily Journal's annual list of "Leading Commercial Litigators."
Ms. Hewitt is the lead Jones Day partner in the defense of a major national retailer in multiple regulatory and enforcement proceedings, and litigation by the U.S. Department of Justice against the company in district court. She is also leading an investigation for a Special Committee to the Board of Directors for a major Fortune 25 technology company. She has represented Fortune 500 company clients in internal investigations on highly sensitive topics, crisis management, compliance, contested proceedings before regulatory agencies, and "bet-the-company" litigation. Notably, she led the defense of an international retailer in a complex FCPA investigation conducted by the DOJ and SEC in four countries.
Along with her representation of multiple other corporations in sensitive investigations and bet-the-company matters, Ms. Hewitt leads and is responsible for a team of approximately 265 Jones Day attorneys who represent major companies in California, nationally, and internationally on their most complex issues and disputes relating to civil litigation, white collar matters, and investigations.
In addition to being named among California's Top Commercial Litigators, the Daily Journal has also honored Ms. Hewitt among its "Top Women Lawyers" and "Top 100 Lawyers" multiple times.
Ms. Hewitt was the 2021-2022 President of the National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys; sits on the Board of Visitors for University of San Diego School of Law; and is a Master, Enright Inn of Court. Before joining Jones Day in 2010, she served with the U.S. Department of Justice for 18 years and served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California from 2007-2010.