Brittany N.Wilhelm


Cleveland + 1.216.586.7063

Brittany Wilhelm represents clients in high-stakes investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission. She has experience defending corporations and their directors and officers against alleged violations of state and federal laws, including insider trading, accounting irregularities, health care fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the False Claims Act (FCA), and other business-related wrongdoing. Brittany is also experienced in conducting internal investigations into allegations of misconduct. She frequently counsels clients on compliance-related issues, including federal securities laws and the FCPA, to avoid government investigations and enforcement actions.

In addition, Brittany represents corporate clients in complex civil and criminal litigation in state and federal courts. She has experience in various aspects of pretrial and trial procedures, including discovery, motion practice, witness preparation, and depositions.

Brittany maintains an active pro bono practice and volunteers as a high school speech and debate coach. She represents Jones Day on the Leadership Council of Engage! Cleveland, a community organization for young professionals and business leaders.


  • GrafTech and its senior leaders defend securities class action alleging misstatements relating to plant shutdown in MexicoJones Day is defending GrafTech and its senior leaders in a securities class action alleging misstatements about the temporary shutdown of a key manufacturing facility in Mexico.
  • Multinational Fortune 500 company resolves SEC accounting issues investigation and obtains declination from DOJJones Day represented a multinational Fortune 500 company in a SEC and DOJ investigation regarding accounting issues related to multiple company projects in the U.S. and several countries around the world.
  • Financial services company responds to DOJ investigation into its Paycheck Protection Program loan practicesJones Day is representing a financial services company in DOJ investigations related to its administration of Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loans.
  • KeyBank obtains dismissal of class action involving agent fees related to PPP loansJones Day successfully represented KeyBank in obtaining dismissal of a putative class action seeking payment of agent fees associated with Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loans.
  • Weltman wins complete defense verdict in litigation brought by Consumer Financial Protection BureauJones Day client Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., LPA ("Weltman") secured a complete defense verdict in litigation brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB").