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Jonathan Sloan Abernethy

Jonathan Sloan Abernethy

Practice areas:

White Collar Crime, Litigation

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. White Collar Crime: 75%
    5 years
  2. Litigation: 25%

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Contact Info

Cohen & Gresser LLP

800 Third Avenue
New York, NY, 10022



NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 199703/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Ranked for White Collar Crime and Government InvestigationsChambers & Partners USA Guide2013
2012 Super Lawyer, Criminal Defense: White CollarNew York Super Lawyers2012
2011 Super Lawyer, Criminal Defense: White CollarNew York Super Lawyers2011
2010 Super Lawyer, Criminal Defense: White CollarNew York Super Lawyers2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCohen & Gresser2011 - Present
Senior CounselFulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.2008 - 2011
Assistant U.S. AttorneyU.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York2001 - 2008
AssociateSquadron, Ellenoff, Plesent & Sheinfeld, LLP1998 - 2001
AssociateGibson Dunn & Crutcher1997 - 1998
Law Clerk to the Honorable Ronald L. BuckwalterUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania1996 - 1997


Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York City Bar Association, Criminal Advocacy CommitteeN/A2008 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, White Collar Crime CommitteeN/A2008 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
New York Law Journal2012 Saw an Increase in Enforcement Against Banks2013
New York Law JournalAnti-Corruption Enforcement in Korea: Is an Old Law Coming of Age?2013
Cohen & Gresser Client AlertDOJ and SEC Release Long-Awaited FCPA Guidance2012
New York Law JournalFCPA Violations in the Whistleblower Era2011
ABA Securities Litigaiton SectionLessons from the Galleon Prosecution2011
University of Zagreb Corporate Governance ConferenceU.S. Corporate Governance and Compliance in an Increasingly Challenging Regulatory Environment2011
The ChampionThe Next Wave: Finding the Line Between Puffery and Securities Fraud2009
Securities Law 360Skilling and the Future of Securities Fraud Cases2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia Law SchoolN/AJ.D.1996
Stanford UniversityHistoryB.A.1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
In-House Counsel Forum, Seoul, KoreaDue Diligence Under the FCPA: How Much Is Enough?2012
Corporate Governance Conference, University of Zagreb, CroatiaCorporate Governance and Compliance in the U.S.2011
Banking Law Committee, NYC Bar AssociationForeign Corrupt Practices Act2011
5th Annual Hedge Fund General Counsel SummitInsider Trading Post-Galleon2011
New York State Society of CPAs Anti-Fraud/Anti-Money Laundering ConferenceNavigating the FCPA in Global Financial Transactions: Strategies to Reduce Risks2009
New York State Bar Association Commercial and Federal Litigation Section Spring MeetingWhat To Do When the Prosecutor Calls: Practical Criminal Defense Tips2009
Fulbright & Jaworski SeminarHealth Care Fraud Enforcement Trends2009
Fulbright & Jaworski SeminarThe Ever-Expanding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Risk Management, Due Diligence, and Compliance Strategies2009
American Conference Institute FCPA and International Anti-Corruption for the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device IndustriesUncovering Recent FCPA Investigations and Predicting Future Enforcement Trends2009
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Spring ConferenceInternational Investigations of Business Organizations2008