Jay Dewald is a trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor. His practice is focused on white collar criminal defense, crisis management, regulatory enforcement, and internal investigations. Jay has extensive experience leading federal grand jury investigations. With the U.S. Department of Justice, Jay served as a Deputy Criminal Chief in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas (Dallas), overseeing various areas of white collar prosecution and supervising the office’s Special Prosecutions section where he directly oversaw its healthcare fraud, public corruption, civil rights, and environmental crimes prosecutions. During his time Deputy Criminal Chief, Jay developed significant capabilities in the areas of healthcare fraud, securities fraud, organized crime, money laundering, and corruption. Jay’s prosecutions often involved high-profile matters related to cutting edge issues in money laundering and cyber-crime.
Jay is admitted to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. His professional involvement includes: Federal Bar Association, Member; National Center for Prosecution Ethics, Member; Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Barrister; and North Texas Crime Commission, Member.
J.D., University of Texas School of Law; B.A., Southern Methodist University.