Jaimie L. Nawaday is a partner in the Litigation Department and co-head of the Government Enforcement and Internal Investigations Practice 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. 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.

Representative Experience
  • Represented multi-national company in parallel civil-criminal fraud investigations by DOJ.
  • Represented multi-national company in FCPA investigation.
  • Represented financial advisor in SEC investigation.
  • Represented government contractor in False Claims Act investigation.
  • Represented medical device provider in DOJ False Claims Act litigation.
  • Represented executive in connection with DOJ and SEC investigation into securities fraud.
  • 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 cannabis cultivation company and individual grower in state investigation and enforcement action.
  • Represented individual defendant in federal marijuana criminal prosecution.
  • Represented multi-national company in a state consumer fraud investigation.
  • Represented multi-national company in DOJ fraud investigation.
  • Represented lender in forfeiture proceedings to achieve interlocutory sale in the course of federal criminal action.
  • 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


  • 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