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Jonathan Lopez


Washington, D.C.

Lopez Jonathan
Jonathan Lopez


Washington, D.C.

Jonathan’s is a former federal prosecutor and experienced trial attorney representing corporations and individuals in government enforcement actions, congressional inquiries, and internal investigations.

Jonathan has the rare distinction of having successfully trying to verdict both an Enron trial and an FCPA trial and has deep substantive expertise in BSA/AML and Anti-Corruption matters in addition to general fraud. Jonathan spent over 11 years at the DOJ serving in a number of capacities including as an inaugural Deputy Chief of DOJ’s Bank Integrity Unit, the unit within DOJ primarily responsible for investigating potential Bank Secrecy Act violations, a member of the Enron Task Force, a Senior Trial Attorney in DOJ’s Criminal Fraud Section, and an Assistant United States Attorney in Miami, Florida. Jonathan offers an in-depth understanding of the DOJ, FinCEN, and other federal enforcement agencies, which is instrumental in helping clients navigate complex investigations.

Jonathan is Chambers ranked in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. Notable comments include that he "is an extremely conscientious and practical former federal prosecutor who navigates complex issues thoughtfully and efficiently." "He is extremely meticulous and extremely concerned about his client's wellbeing." "Jonathan is very methodical." Legal 500 2022 described him as "immediately responsive to any type of contact and provides support and information to assist." and he "is so professional and personal at the same time, and exhibits a truly caring attitude." He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches a course on federal criminal trial strategy.

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Washington, D.C.

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Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2016

Admitted: Bar of the District of Columbia, 2012

Admitted: United States Supreme Court, 2008

Admitted: State Bar of California, 2000


JD., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., 2000

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles 1997


Awards & accolades

Ranked Band 6

Chambers USA 2022 - Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations