Jay R. Nanavati is an accomplished litigator, a former federal tax prosecutor, and a founding partner of Kostelanetz & Fink’s Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Nanavati focuses on white-collar criminal defense with an emphasis on tax-related matters and works with clients facing complex and high-stakes negotiations and controversies with government agencies. He represents individuals and entities facing investigations and prosecutions by the IRS, the FBI, state investigative agencies, U.S. Attorney’s offices, and the Department of Justice Tax Division. Mr. Nanavati spent more than a decade as both a federal and a state prosecutor, and at the U.S. Department of Justice, he supervised more than 30 federal tax prosecutors and oversaw criminal tax enforcement for a region covering 22 states. He is a veteran trial lawyer, having conducted dozens of jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. Mr. Nanavati is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a member of the ABA’s Section of Taxation, Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee, as well as the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee.