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Jill Keller Hengen joins Jones Day's Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice in Atlanta

Jill Keller Hengen has joined the Firm as of counsel in its Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice, based in the Atlanta Office.

Ms. Hengen has a decade of experience managing internal and government-facing investigations in the United States, Middle East, South America, and Asia. She has advised clients in matters concerning anti-bribery and corruption, national security, federal securities laws, accounting fraud, whistleblower retaliation, and violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act. She has particular experience representing clients in the life sciences and health care industries.

Ms. Hengen is also an experienced government relations and crisis management professional, equipping her to advise clients on the broad political and reputational issues that may arise in high-profile investigations and regulatory matters. She is the second lawyer to join the Firm's Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice in Atlanta this year. In February, David. E. Nahmias, a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, and Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, joined Jones Day in Atlanta as a partner.

"Jill is a highly skilled lawyer who has already worked on a number of important matters in the areas of white collar defense, internal investigations, and corporate responses to government investigations," said Al LaFiandra, Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's Atlanta Office. "In addition to her professional track record, she has demonstrated a serious commitment to civic causes here in Atlanta and increasing professional opportunities for women. We are delighted that she has joined Jones Day and look forward to working with her in our office."

At Jones Day, Ms. Hengen joins a team of lawyers worldwide who have helped clients with many of the most significant U.S. and cross-border investigations and white-collar criminal defense matters in recent decades. She will work with a global team of experienced lawyers to defend companies and individuals against allegations relating to all areas of white-collar crime, including internal investigations and compliance reviews, federal and state investigations, enforcement actions and criminal prosecutions, and regulatory issues.

"Jill has a breadth of experience working on high-stakes internal investigations into allegations of corporate misconduct and advising and defending companies with global footprints in connection with government investigations and enforcement actions," said Ted Chung, leader of the Firm's Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice. "This knowledge is an important addition to our practice and will be a valuable asset to our clients as we counsel them on investigations and legal defense strategies. We are pleased that she has chosen to join Jones Day."

Ms. Hengen is an active member of the Atlanta legal community and has been a leader in a number of charitable, civic, political, and diversity initiatives throughout her career, including those dedicated to increasing the number of women elected to public office.

"Jones Day is one of the most highly respected law firms in the world for its commitment to client service and professional excellence, and I was especially attracted to their core values of collaboration and integrated teamwork," said Ms. Hengen. "I am grateful for the opportunity to join the Firm and to work alongside my new colleagues here in Atlanta."

Ms. Hengen earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,400 lawyers in 40 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.