Detroit—February 11, 2015Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Jonathan Feld has been named head of the White-Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations Team, effective February 2015.
Feld is based in the firm’s Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices and has extensive knowledge and expertise in complex civil and criminal matters, including antitrust, healthcare, financial and anti-bribery actions. Feld advises his clients—companies, directors and officers—in investigations and enforcements actions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory agencies. Feld also assists companies in their internal investigations, corporate compliance programs and corporate governance issues, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and data privacy.
“Jonathan’s deep background in the white-collar space coupled with his leadership ability and the respect his peers hold for him makes him a great fit for this role,” said Peter Kellett, Chairman and CEO of Dykema. “The White-Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations Team is filled with vast talent, and Jonathan’s sharp and perceptive character is an ideal fit to lead this group.”
Feld has been involved in many criminal cases, both as a defense attorney and as a prosecutor. Prior to joining Dykema in 2012, He served at the U.S. Department of Justice as an Associate Deputy Attorney General. In that role, he oversaw prosecutions from U.S. Attorney's offices nationwide involving a broad array of cases including financial institution fraud, securities matters and environmental prosecutions. Feld was also an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, where he concentrated on financial and securities prosecutions and other complex white-collar criminal matters. He twice received DOJ Special Achievement awards.
“Last year we witnessed federal, state governments and regulatory agencies ramp up their efforts and scrutinize businesses much more—a trend we don’t expect to slow down anytime soon,” Feld said. “Our clients are increasingly looking to us for guidance in this challenging environment, and I look forward to leading our team in providing the best possible service we can.”
Feld serves on the Board of Editors for the Business Crimes Bulletin and Board of Directors for the Lawson House. He has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer® from 2011-15, an Illinois Leading Lawyer from 2013-14, and in Law & Politics as an Illinois Super Lawyer from 2005-10.
Feld received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law, his M.C.R.P. from Harvard University and his B.A. from Reed College.