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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - District of Columbia
"He has an incredible in-depth understanding of government investigations and how to formulate a strategy." "He is attentive and dedicated to my case, and I really value conversations with him."
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JIM COLE, former Deputy Attorney General of the United States, is a global co-lead of the White Collar: Government Litigation and Investigations practice. His practice includes the full range of federal enforcement and internal investigation matters, with a particular emphasis on cross-border and multijurisdictional matters. He has extensive experience overseeing sensitive and controversial matters, both within the government and while in private practice, including both testifying numerous times before congressional committees and representing individuals in congressional hearings.
Jim served as the Deputy Attorney General of the United States, the second highest official at the Department of Justice, from January 2011 until January 2015. In that role, he was responsible for the day-to-day supervision and direction of all organizational units of the DOJ and worked closely with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to formulate and implement key policies and programs for the Department. Jim was also one of the key representatives of the DOJ to the National Security Council. Among his key achievements, Jim enhanced coordination between the DOJ and financial regulatory agencies, including the SEC and the IRS, and between DOJ and overseas law enforcement, regulatory and policy-making agencies in the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland and other countries.