Shireen Matthews is a former federal prosecutor who now helps companies conduct internal investigations and build, enhance, and maintain effective corporate compliance programs. She regularly defends clients in high-stakes government investigations and regulatory proceedings relating to health care, false claims, cybersecurity, and data privacy. Shireen also is an experienced civil litigator who represents businesses facing complex, and often enterprise-threatening, litigation. She has managed civil discovery, including depositions and motion practice, from case inception through trial.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2013, Shireen served as the Criminal Health Care Fraud Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of California. During that time, she prosecuted violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, criminal false claims, and aggravated identity theft. Her success stories include uncovering a multimillion dollar fraud involving stolen medical equipment from Camp Pendleton, prosecution of wide-ranging contract fraud by a San Diego-based biotech firm, and obtaining one of the largest individual restitution awards for the Social Security trust fund. Shireen also has broad criminal trial experience and has successfully briefed and argued several cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
An engaged community leader, Shireen is committed to public service and serving pro bono clients. Shireen served as a Lawyer Representative for the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference from 2014 to 2018 and is a past president of the San Diego Chapters of the South Asian Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. She also serves as the hiring partner and pro bono partner for Jones Day's San Diego Office and is a member of the Firm's Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement Committee.
Evidence Collection in Criminal Investigations: Cross-Border Issues and Corporate Employee Considerations
France Takes Next Step in Anticorruption Enforcement: First "French DPAs" and What Companies Should Know
French Anti-Corruption Agency Publishes Information Expected from Companies During Agency Inspections
- October 20-21, 2016
California Minority Counsel Program – 27th Annual Business Conference
- September 21-23, 2016
Corporate Counsel Women of Color Career Strategies Conference
- May 3-4, 2016
The Culturally Competent Law Department: Promoting Inclusion
- April 21, 2016
What To Do When . . . The Government Shows Up with a Search Warrant: Preparing for, Responding to, and Surviving a Raid
- February 9, 2016
Government Investigations of Corporate Misconduct: Privilege, Self-Reporting, Yates Memo and Other Key Issues
- March 2014
Health Care Enforcement Priorities and Compliance Considerations, Health Ethics Trust - Certification Intensive Course
- Duke University (J.D. cum laude 2004); Georgetown University (B.A. in Political Science magna cum laude 2000; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of California (2008-2013)
Young Federal Lawyer Award, Federal Bar Association (2013)
Commendations from the U.S. Attorney, the Department of Justice, FBI, SSA, and HHS-OIG for excellent performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney
- Law Clerk to Judge Irma E. Gonzalez, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (2004-2005)