Jamie Gardner practices in the Investigations and White Collar Defense group at Paul Hastings based in the Washington, D.C. office. She concentrates her practice in complex criminal and civil litigation, representing individuals and companies in investigations and in the trial and appellate courts throughout the country. Ms. Gardner has handled a wide variety of white collar criminal matters including investigations and prosecutions by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), export control and trade sanctions laws, securities fraud and insider trading laws as well as violations of other federal and state criminal law. She has represented major international corporations and labor organizations in a broad range of industries as well as individuals in complex civil and criminal cases, including witnesses and targets in state and federal grand jury and Independent Counsel investigations.
She also has special experience in cases involving corruption, legal ethics and professional responsibility. Her clients have included a member of the United States Senate, lawyers, law firms and other professionals in connection with criminal and Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigations and prosecutions, ethics violation investigations and related civil litigation.
Ms. Gardner has extensive litigation experience having served as the Chief of the Trial Division of the District of Columbia Public Defender Service and as a trial and appellate attorney in that office for 12 years. She was lead counsel in numerous jury and bench trials and has also handled complex arbitration hearings.
Before entering private practice, Ms. Gardner taught in the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School and was a visiting professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. She taught legal ethics, evidence, trial advocacy, criminal law and procedure to lawyers and law students throughout the country.