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Jonathan Feld Joins Dykema in Chicago

Key White Collar Lawyer Strengthens Firm’s White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations Capabilities

October 29, 2012

CHICAGO—Dykema today announced that Jonathan S. Feld has joined as a member in its Business Litigation practice group. Feld will be resident in the Firm’s Chicago office, but will spend considerable time in Dykema’s Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining Dykema, Feld was a partner with Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.

Feld’s practice focuses on complex civil and criminal matters, including antitrust, healthcare, financial and anti-bribery actions. He represents companies, directors and officers in the investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory agencies. Feld advises corporations, boards of directors and board committees regarding internal investigations, corporate compliance programs and corporate governance issues, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

“Jonathan provides Dykema with a top-notch white collar lawyer with national experience,” said Peter M. Kellett, Dykema’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “His arrival adds significant depth and experience to our national Business Litigation and White Collar practice groups, and further strengthens the Firm’s capabilities in false claims and whistleblower cases.”

Feld served at the DOJ as an Associate Deputy Attorney General. During his time there, he oversaw prosecutions from U.S. Attorney’s offices nationwide regarding cases ranging from allegations of financial institution fraud to securities prosecutions. He 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.

“In addition to his enforcement expertise, Jonathan will enhance our ability to service our clients’ needs for internal investigations in responding to regulatory actions or investigations,” said Patrick T. Stanton, Leader of Dykema’s Business Litigation practice group. “His deep experience in Washington, D.C. and knowledge of regulatory agencies will prove to be invaluable assets to our clients across the firm.”

Feld also was Assistant Special Counsel to the Select Commission established by the State of Rhode Island to investigate the collapse of its multibillion dollar privately-insured financial institution system. In addition, he served as an Associate Independent Counsel for the investigation of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the direction of the Hon. Arlin Adams.

He serves on the Board of Directors of the Lawson House, a nonprofit supportive housing facility, and is a member of the Illinois, District of Columbia, and New York bars. Feld is also on the Board of Editors of Business Crimes Bulletin, where he has written about significant developments in white collar enforcement. His article, “Shifting Gears: The Expansion of the Park Doctrine,” appears in the October 2012 issue.

Feld received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He received an M.C.R.P. in urban policy from Harvard University and a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from Reed College.