Jennifer Resnik is Counsel at the law firm Cohen Williams. Jennifer is a skilled attorney with over a decade of experience in sophisticated criminal and civil litigation. Jennifer has successfully handled a wide variety of cases at all stages of litigation, including health care fraud and other criminal fraud, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, environmental crimes, and narcotics offenses.
Jennifer represents numerous clients (both those criminally charged and third-parties) in judicial (both civil and criminal) and administrative forfeiture matters. She represented a Senior Bank Official wrongfully accused of participating in a fraudulent loan scheme perpetrated against other banks. Following a successful motion to strike the civil complaint, all federal claims were effectively dismissed and state claims were effectively settled.
She currently represents the CEO of healthcare corporation alleged to have misused federal funds in the administration of drug treatment programs. The case is expected to proceed to trial.
Prior to joining Cohen Williams, Jennifer was a prosecutor in the Asset Forfeiture Section of the United States Attorney’s Office where she litigated both criminal and civil forfeiture matters. She also assisted, and took the lead on, numerous major criminal fraud prosecutions. Jennifer specialized in complex white-collar fraud and money laundering, recovering millions of dollars in assets and securing many multi-million judgments. Jennifer is highly adept at tracing, having worked closely with law enforcement to seize an array of assets ranging from securities, to diamonds, to luxury real estate.
Jennifer also has extensive appellate experience, having appeared before the Ninth Circuit on multiple occasions, several of which resulted in published opinions. Additionally, Jennifer spent almost two years as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Domestic Security and Immigration Crimes section. During her tenure in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jennifer continuously shared her expertise and conducted numerous trainings for law enforcement and colleagues.
Before serving in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jennifer gained state court experience and tried more than 20 cases to verdict at the City Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, ranging from domestic violence to DUIs. She also helped that office form an animal cruelty practice.