Jonathan Green's practice focuses on securities enforcement, white collar criminal defense, and internal corporate investigations.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Green was an Assistant US Attorney in the Eastern District of New York where he tried numerous cases to verdict. He investigated and prosecuted criminal matters involving allegations of securities fraud, money laundering, mortgage fraud and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), among others. Additionally, Mr. Green established and led the Eastern District's Mortgage Fraud Task Force as Mortgage Fraud Coordinator and served as Deputy Chief of the Office's General Crimes Section. Mr. Green was presented with the Department of Justice's Director's Award for superior performance as an Assistant US Attorney.

In addition to his service at the US Attorney's Office, Mr. Green held the position of Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he led investigations involving allegations of market manipulation, insider trading, fraudulent and unregistered securities offerings, accounting improprieties and public company disclosure.

Mr. Green received his JD from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Board.

Experience

Since joining the firm, Mr. Green has successfully represented:

  • Numerous multinational financial services firms in connection with investigations from the SEC, CFTC, DOJ, FINRA, SROs and other regulators.
  • Audit committees in connection with audit committee investigations.
  • An aerospace company facing SEC scrutiny relating to the timing of the recognition of losses on several contracts. This representation resulted in the closure of the SEC's investigation with no charges.
  • A multinational financial services firm in connection with an SEC investigation relating to Fair Value accounting treatment of certain asset-backed securities. This representation resulted in the closure of the SEC's investigation with no charges.
  • Two investment advisors with a combined AUM over $150 billion in connection with an SEC initiative relating to alleged conflicts of interest in the collection of 12b-1 fees.
  • A professional global sports association in connection with multiple US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations concerning allegations that athletes have participated in corrupt match-fixing schemes across the globe.
  • A private equity fund in connection with an SEC investigation of a portfolio company.
  • The CEO of a commodity pool operator in connection with a SEC and CFTC investigation relating to valuation of assets. This representation concluded with no charges filed against the CEO.
  • The CEO of a mobile technologies company facing a criminal investigation relating to alleged securities fraud. This representation concluded with no charges filed against the CEO.
  • Traders in connection with LIBOR and ISDAFIX investigations. These representation concluded with no charges filed against the traders.
  • An investment advisor facing an SEC insider trading investigation. This representation concluded with no charges filed.
  • A charity facing an investigation from the New York Attorney General's Charity Bureau.
  • An executive of a foreign automobile parts manufacturer facing scrutiny from the DOJ antitrust division.
  • Individuals in a small investment advisory firm in connection with a FINRA investigation.

Perspectives

Supreme Court to Decide Whether the SEC Has the Authority to Seek Disgorgement in Enforcement Proceedings
Advisory
Tired of Securities Enforcement Actions Targeting the Life Sciences Industry?
Arnold & Porter Webinar
Blurred Lines: Government Involvement in Corporate Internal Investigations and Implications for Individual Accountability (pdf)
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulations
The Uncertain Future Of Gov't Investigations Post-Deutsche
Asset Management Law360, Banking Law360, Capital Markets Law360, Competition Law360, Compliance Law360, Corporate Law360, Corporate Crime & Compliance UK Law360, Financial Services UK Law360, Legal Ethics Law360, New York Law360, Securities Law360, Trials Law360, White Collar Law360
Blurred Lines: Government Involvement in Corporate Internal Investigations and Implications for Individual Accountability
Advisory
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Recognition

The Legal 500 US
M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Governance (2019)
Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense (2015, 2017)
Benchmark Litigation
"Under 40 Hot List" (2016)
US Attorney's Excellence in Criminal Litigation Award
Two-time recipient
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Credentials

Education
  • JD, Seton Hall University School of Law, 2001
  • BA, Political Science, Florida State University, 1998
Admissions
  • New York
Government & Military Service
  • Assistant US Attorney, Eastern District of New York
  • Senior Counsel, Division of Enforcement, Securities and Exchange Commission
Clerkships
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York, The Honorable Dora L. Irizarry
Activities
  • Faculty, National Advocacy Center
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