Jaimie L. Nawaday is co-head of the Government Enforcement and Internal Investigations Practice Group and a partner in the Litigation & Investigations Group. Prior to joining the Firm, Jaimie was chair of the White Collar, Investigations and Compliance practice group at another New York City law firm. Jaimie leverages years of public and private sector experience to provide strategic advice to companies and executives in sensitive government investigations and regulatory matters. She advises public and private companies, boards of directors, and senior executives in federal criminal and civil cases involving financial fraud, securities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, campaign finance violations, the False Claims Act, asset forfeiture, and Bank Secrecy Act and AML issues. She has obtained written declinations of all charges from DOJ and the SEC, even in cases in which DOJ has executed search warrants. Jaimie also conducts internal investigations for companies and advises on crisis response and media relations, and appears on CNN, MSNBC, and other networks to explain and comment on developing issues in federal criminal law.

As an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) for seven years, Jaimie served in both the Criminal and Civil Divisions and successfully led both civil and criminal jury trials. Jaimie’s broad experience in handling large, complex cases on both the civil and criminal sides gives her a unique perspective in guiding clients through parallel government investigations and defending high stakes litigation.

As a member of the Civil Division’s Civil Fraud Unit, Jaimie spearheaded groundbreaking fraud cases, notably, the Bank of America fraud trial, the first case the Department of Justice tried under FIRREA and the first trial by the Department of Justice against a major financial institution in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. In 2015, Jaimie received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award in connection with negotiating a global settlement of federal and state civil fraud actions.

As a criminal prosecutor, Jaimie served as co-lead trial counsel in a month-long RICO conspiracy trial that involved securities and health care fraud and money-laundering schemes, and was co-lead trial counsel in a civil asset forfeiture trial—the first such case that the government tried in more than seven years. Jaimie was also a member of the Criminal Division’s Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit, where she investigated and prosecuted international money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act and asset forfeiture matters.

Jaimie clerked for the late Honorable M. Blane Michael, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Charleston, West Virginia.

Jaimie is a member of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association and a board member of Beat the Streets, a nonprofit that furthers wrestling opportunities for all children in NYC and advocates for the growth of girls’ wrestling.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained declination following search warrant in parallel civil-criminal fraud investigations by DOJ.
  • Obtained sentence of probation for client in insider trading case.
  • Negotiated favorable resolution medical device provider in DOJ False Claims Act litigation.
  • Represented multiple clients in insider trading investigations.
  • Negotiated favorable resolution for cannabis cultivation company and individual grower in state investigation, resulting in no suspension for company or grower.
  • Represented CEO/Founder in parallel SEC and DOJ investigations.
  • Represented cryptocurrency hedge fund in CFTC enforcement action.
  • Represented cryptocurrency trader in parallel SEC and DOJ investigations.
  • Negotiated favorable resolution for government contractor in False Claims Act investigation.
  • Represented executive in connection with DOJ and SEC investigation into securities fraud, resulting in no charges.
  • Represented health care provider in connection with DOJ campaign finance investigation.
  • Represented a multinational corporation in connection with a consumer fraud investigation in California.
  • Represented individuals in multiple DOJ fraud investigations.
  • Represented multi-national company in a state consumer fraud investigation.
  • Obtained interlocutory sale of property subject to federal criminal forfeiture proceedings on behalf of lender.
  • Represented lender in connection with an SEC and DOJ fraud investigations.


  • New York City Bar Association
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association, New York Chapter
  • Federal Bar Council, Federal Criminal Practice Committee



  • The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.), Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2020-2022
  • Recipient of the FinCEN Director’s Law Enforcement Award, 2019
  • Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, 2015