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Eric Snyder


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  • New York University (J.D. 1994; B.S. 1990; President, Student Government; Captain, Men's Varsity Swim Team; Commencement speaker)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia and New York

Government Service

  • Senior Counsel, U.S. Department of State (2015-2016); Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York (2002-2010); Trial Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice (1999-2002); Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney's Office (1994-1999)

Eric Snyder is an experienced trial lawyer and investigator who has handled numerous high-profile cases. He represents individuals and entities, largely based in Brazil, and focuses his practice on the representation of companies and individuals in U.S. government investigations concerning a wide range of allegations including Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) violations, money laundering offenses, commodities and futures fraud, insider trading, antitrust violations, securities fraud, tax evasion, commercial bribery, and economic espionage.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Eric served as a prosecutor for 16 years including eight years as an AUSA in the Southern District of New York. He also recently served as senior counsel at the U.S. Department of State where he led the State Department's response to the congressional investigation into the attack on an embassy facility in Benghazi, Libya. He has served as lead counsel in more than 30 successful jury trials and as prevailing oral advocate in more than six appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Eric frequently lectures to Brazilian lawyers, judges, and law students on criminal investigations and prosecutions. He also has provided compliance training on the FCPA and U.S. money laundering offenses to the directors, officers, and legal and compliance departments of Brazil's largest banks and to the legal departments of a Brazilian energy company and a large Brazilian company involved in processing credit card transactions. In addition he has written on fraud and corruption in Brazil and on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

Eric Snyder