Jacqueline Pruitt

Sidley Austin LLP

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Sidley Austin LLP
Chicago, IL
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JACKIE PRUITT is a White Collar, Enforcement and Regulatory associate in the firm’s Chicago office. Jackie graduated from the University of Chicago Law School and holds a Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, and has been profiled in Fraud Magazine.

Her practice involves representing clients in white collar criminal matters, internal investigations, government and professional liability enforcement actions, including those involving challenging accounting and financial issues. Jackie has extensive experience conducting complex domestic and international internal investigations on a variety of matters, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), fraud and bribery and securities regulations. She represents clients before law enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). In addition, Jackie assists clients in the development, implementation and evaluation of corporate compliance policies, protocols and internal controls.

Representative engagements include:

  • Representation of the Audit Committee of an international company in an internal investigation and subsequent DOJ proceedings on allegations of fraud, embezzlement, bribery and other corruption
  • Representation of a prominent family investment fund in an internal investigation concerning fraud allegations
  • Representation of a publicly traded global manufacturing company in an international internal investigation concerning allegations of fraud, embezzlement and accounting irregularities
  • Representation of a Fortune 50 company in SEC enforcement actions and related securities fraud and shareholder derivative litigation
  • Representation of a Fortune 100 company in conducting its anti-corruption and compliance due diligence review in anticipation of a multi-national business combination transaction
  • Representation of a nationally recognized statistical ratings organization (NRSRO) in an internal investigation and SEC enforcement action related to allegations concerning conflicts of interest and ratings integrity
  • Representation of a publicly traded manufacturing company in a DOJ enforcement action related to allegations of securities fraud and accounting irregularities
  • Representation of a Big Four accounting firm and its professionals in a PCAOB enforcement action related to issues of complex revenue recognition and general auditing practices
  • Representation of a large accounting firm and its professionals in PCAOB and SEC enforcement actions arising out of revenue recognition fraud on the part of the accounting firm’s client
  • Representation of a Fortune 100 company in connection with the creation and implementation of its merger and acquisition anti-corruption due diligence protocol

Practice Areas

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Corporate Crime
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Government Investigations
  • Internal Investigations
  • SEC Enforcement