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Jonathan S. Feld Member

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit


Boston University School of Law, J.D.

  • Law Review

Harvard University, M.C.R.P.

Reed College, B.A.

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Jonathan S. Feld is the Leader of the Government Investigations and Corporate Compliance Team. He is located in Dykema’s Chicago office as well as the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office. 

Mr. Feld’s practice focuses on complex civil and criminal matters, including health care, financial, antitrust, government contracting and antibribery investigations. He represents companies, directors and officers in investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Office of Inspectors General (OIG) of other regulatory agencies. Mr. 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) and data privacy.

Mr. Feld's work encompasses False Claims Act litigation in a variety of industries including health care, manufacturing, and consumer finance. He also represents parties in class actions, arbitrations, and commercial litigation.

Mr. Feld served at the DOJ 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 from financial institution fraud to securities matters to environmental prosecutions. He was 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.

Mr. Feld served as 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.

Mr. Feld serves on the Board of Editors for Business Crimes Bulletin, a monthly publication about corporate compliance and investigations.


  • Representation of hospital and health care companies in False Claims Act investigations and settlements.
  • Representation of national mortgage lender in DOJ False Claims Act investigation.
  • Representation of Fortune 50 executive in major DOJ investigation.
  • Representation of major health care insurance company in civil litigation relating to behavioral health policies.
  • Representation of a multinational foreign company in an antitrust investigation and class action litigation.
  • Representation of persons in Congressional investigations and hearings.
  • Representation of persons in FCPA investigations.
  • Representation of manufacturing, health care, technology and financial services companies in internal investigations.
  • Representation of a regulatory director in a criminal FDA prosecution including an off-label marketing violation.
  • Representation of senior officer of an internet company in securities prosecution.
  • Representation of physicians in anti-kickback investigations.
  • People v. Davontae Sanford, Wayne County Circuit Court, 2008 murder convictions of teenager overturned in 2016 by Dykema Pro Bono Team based on innocence

Blog Posts

Memberships & Involvement

Board of Editors, Business Crimes Bulletin

Community/Civic Activities

  • Lawson House Board of Directors, 1999 - 2015
  • Single Room Housing Assistance Corporation (SRHAC), Advisory Board, 2016-present

Named an Illinois Leading Lawyer in the area of Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense Law: White Collar Defense, and Federal Regulatory Law by Leading Lawyers Network, 2013-2019. Law Bulletin Publishing Company

Recognized in Illinois Super Lawyers® for Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, 2011-Present

Recipient of an AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Recognized in Law & Politics as an Illinois Super Lawyer for Criminal Defense: White Collar, Business Litigation, 2005-2010