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Sheppard Mullin Washington, D.C. Expands Government Contracts and Investigations Practice With Partner A. Joseph Jay III

March 12, 2018

A. Joseph Jay III has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade practice group. Jay joins from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

Jay represents clients in a wide range compliance and regulatory matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, federal Inspectors General, and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices. His representations include allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, securities and accounting fraud, antitrust, export controls, conflicts-of-interest, bribery, and unlawful gratuities. Jay regularly represents Boards of Directors, Audit Committees, and other companies in complex independent and internal investigations around the world involving U.S. law enforcement, U.S. civil regulators, and foreign criminal and civil authorities. Additionally, Jay advises financial institutions and corporations on international trade matters involving export controls, economic sanctions, CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment), and other issues related to cross-border business.

"We are pleased to welcome Joe.  He is extremely talented and brings a broad range of compliance, regulatory and international trade experience," said Guy N. Halgren, chairman of Sheppard Mullin.  "We have a premier government contracts practice, and Joe further strengthens our firm's capabilities." 

“I look forward to joining Sheppard Mullin, a top-notch, full service firm with a nationally recognized government contracts group," Jay commented. "The firm's deep expertise in areas as diverse as government contracts, white collar defense, finance and antitrust provide natural synergies with my regulatory practice."

Jay received a J.D. from William & Mary Law School and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the College of William & Mary.

Sheppard Mullin has 80 attorneys based in its Washington, D.C. office. The firm's Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade practice includes more than 50 attorneys firmwide.

Also in March, Sheppard Mullin’s Washington, D.C. office welcomed Labor & Employment partner Denise Giraudo from Ogletree Deakins.