Kristen L. Jackson

Associate

Chicago
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Overview

Kristy Jackson is a litigator and member of BakerHostetler’s White Collar, Investigations, and Securities Enforcement and Litigation team. She focuses her practice on internal and government investigations, regulatory compliance matters, and criminal defense. Her experience includes representing individuals and companies in confidential, high-stakes, and often cross-border investigations involving alleged fraud, bribery, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), improper accounting practices, and the theft of confidential information and trade secrets. Kristy regularly represents clients in connection with inquiries from government agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Kristy’s experience also includes conducting compliance risk reviews and counseling clients about implementing pragmatic measures that minimize corporate risks. She commits herself to understanding each of her client’s distinct business challenges, enabling her to offer practical recommendations about risk prevention.

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  • Represented a major data company in connection with an internal investigation and DOJ investigation.
  • Represented a foreign individual in a high-profile criminal investigation and advised the client about United States criminal laws, DOJ investigations, and legal risks.
  • Represented a medical device manufacturer in connection with an investigation into the theft of trade secrets, which led to a successful criminal referral and conviction of an executive who stole the client’s intellectual property in order to use it to create a device for a competitor.
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Experience

  • Represented a major data company in connection with an internal investigation and DOJ investigation.
  • Represented a foreign individual in a high-profile criminal investigation and advised the client about United States criminal laws, DOJ investigations, and legal risks.
  • Represented a medical device manufacturer in connection with an investigation into the theft of trade secrets, which led to a successful criminal referral and conviction of an executive who stole the client’s intellectual property in order to use it to create a device for a competitor.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in connection with an internal investigation involving potential violations of the FCPA and allegations of procurement fraud and corporate malfeasance in China.
  • Represented a client in connection with an investigation into alleged bribery and potential FCPA violations perpetrated by a third-party intermediary in Asia.
  • Represented a multinational automobile component parts manufacturer in connection with an internal investigation involving allegations of procurement fraud and kickbacks from a public official in China.
  • Represented a client in connection with a cross-border investigation involving allegations of data theft in China.
  • Represented a special committee of a board of directors of an insurance company in connection with an investigation into allegations made by a former employee and assisted the committee with its response to SEC subpoenas.
  • Represented an auditor in connection with an SEC investigation relating to potential securities fraud and prepared a witness to testify before enforcement division staff.
  • Assisted a client bank with its response to civil investigative demands from the CFPB and helped prepare a witness for CFPB testimony.
  • Represented a medical device manufacturer in connection with an internal investigation and litigation involving the theft of trade secrets and successfully obtained orders for preliminary injunctions, which were granted by federal courts in two jurisdictions.
  • Assisted multinational corporations with compliance audits and provided FCPA counseling in order to help clients implement policies and procedures that mitigated corporate risks.
  • Represented a technology company in connection with a trade secrets audit and helped the client implement measures to better protect its intellectual property.

Recognitions and Memberships

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois

Education

  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2013, cum laude; DePaul Law Review, Associate Editor of Notes & Comments
  • B.A., University of Illinois, 2008