Overview

Jacquelyn Kasulis is a partner in the Government, Regulatory & Internal Investigations Practice Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Jackie is a former federal prosecutor and experienced courtroom advocate, and most recently served as the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY). At Kirkland, she focuses her practice on representing and counseling companies, executives and boards of directors in investigations and litigation.

As an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the EDNY, Jackie investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of criminal matters involving securities fraud, market manipulation, national security, digital currency and cybercrime, investment adviser fraud, healthcare fraud, money laundering and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Bank Secrecy Act. She spent close to 14 years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office and served in various senior leadership positions, including Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief of the Criminal Division, and Chief of the Business & Securities Fraud Section. As Acting U.S. Attorney, Jackie oversaw a team of 480 employees, including 175 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and was responsible for all criminal, civil and appellate matters for the district.

During her career, Jackie led such high-profile matters as the prosecution and trial conviction of hedge fund manager and pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli, also known as “Pharma Bro,” and the investigation and prosecution of major financial institutions for various financial crimes. She also supervised a number of corporate resolutions and countless trials. She frequently coordinated with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Fraud Section and Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Sections, the FBI and the IRS, and with domestic and foreign regulatory and enforcement authorities, including the SEC, the CFTC, the Federal Reserve Bank and the U.K. Serious Fraud Office.

Jackie is a regular speaker on legal and leadership topics and has received several accolades, including the Eastern District Association’s Charles E. Rose Award, the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s Prosecutor of the Year Award, and the Assistant Attorney General’s Award.

She was an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law in the Federal Prosecution Externship Clinic and is currently a member of the Board of Advisors of the Program on Corporate Compliance & Enforcement at the law school.

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Thought Leadership

Press Mentions

“Big US Cities Lack Chief Federal Prosecutors Amid Crime Concerns,” Bloomberg Law, June 1, 2022

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "Global Enforcement Trends," at the International White Collar Crime Symposium, New York City Bar Association, New York, NY (November 2021)

Speaker, “Securities Fraud Trial Case Study: U.S. v. Martin Shkreli,” University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA (November 2021, December 2019, October 2018, October 2017)

Panelist, “An Administration Update on the New Regulatory Landscape,” at the Women Influence & Power in Law Conference, Washington, D.C. (October 2021)

Panelist, “Review of Trends and Developments in White Collar Enforcement,” at White Collar Crime 2021: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, the Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (September 2021)

Panelist, “Getting a Seat at the Table and What to Do When You’ve Obtained Your Seat: Tips from Women Lawyers,” at the Women Lawyers in Leadership Conference, the Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (September 2021, September 2020, September 2019, January 2018)

Panelist, “Hot Trends in DOJ and SEC Enforcement Litigation,” at Sandpiper LLC, New York, NY(October 2021, December 2018)

Panelist, “Enforcement 2021: Perspectives from Government Agencies – Legal Policy Developments in Enforcement,” at the Practicing Law Institute, New York, NY (May 2021)

Panelist, The Enforcement Panel, at the SIFMA C&L Forum, New York, NY (September 2020)

Panelist, “White Collar Crime 2020: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak,” at the Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (September 2020)

Panelist, “Heightened Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks: Convergence in a COVID-19 World,” at Sandpiper LLC, New York, NY (June 2020)

Moderator, “Enforcement Policy Overview: Trends, Priorities, and Outlook,” at the Securities & Commodities Fraud Working Group Meeting, Washington, D.C. (December 2019)

Panelist, “Double Trouble: Parallel Investigations,” at the Fifth Annual Conference, Global Investigations & Civil Litigation Institute, Lake Tahoe, NV (October 2019)

Speaker, “U.S. v. Mark Johnson,” at the Financial Markets Lawyers Group Meeting, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, NY (October 2019)

Panelist, “White Collar Crime 2019: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak,” at the Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (September 2019)

Panelist, “International Anti-Corruption Developments and Case Studies,” at the Oslo Anti-Corruption Conference, Oslo, Norway (June 2019)

Panelist, “Investigative Techniques: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You,” at the 8th Annual White Collar Crime Institute, New York City Bar Association, New York, NY (May 2019)

Speaker, Forum on Financial Institutions and Enforcement, Cambridge Forums, Woodbury, NY (May 2019)

Panelist, Panel on Legal Careers in Enforcement, Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity, Columbia Law School, New York, NY (March 2019)

Speaker, “Securities Manipulation Schemes,” at NYU School of Law, New York, NY (February 2019, February 2018)

Speaker, Advanced White Collar Seminar, the DOJ’s National Advocacy Center, Columbia, South Carolina (November 2018)

Speaker, “Broker/Dealer Regulation and Enforcement,” at the Practising Law Institute, New York, NY(October 2018, October 2017)

Panelist, “Rosenstein Memorandum and Cooperation Initiatives,” 30th Annual Securities and Commodities Fraud Working Group Meeting, Washington, D.C. (September 2018)

Panelist, “The Government’s Perspective: Duties of In-House Counsel and Compliance Officers,” at Storming the Gatekeepers: When Compliance Officers and In-House Counsel Are at Risk 2018, the Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (September 2018)

Speaker, “Bandfield/IPC Case Study,” at the FBI’s Advanced Money Laundering Conference, Nashville, TN (May 2018)

Panelist, “Lessons from Recent Trials,” at the 7th Annual White Collar Crime Institute, New York City Bar Association, New York, NY (May 2018)

Panelist, “Annual DOJ/SEC Enforcement Update,” at Sandpiper LLC, New York, NY (April 2018)

Panelist, “The New FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy: The DOJ Provides Updates,” at the American Conference Institute: 20th FCPA Conference, New York, NY (April 2018)

Panelist, Women’s Leadership Development Workshop, Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York, New York, NY (April 2018)

Panelist, “Regulatory and Enforcement Priorities,” at GAIM Ops, Cayman Islands (April 2018)

Speaker, “White Collar Defense Attorneys Pointers: EDNY and SDNY,” at the White Collar Committee Meeting, New York City Bar Association, New York, NY (January 2018)

Speaker, “White Collar Investigation Case Study,” at NYU School of Law, New York, NY (November 2017)

Panelist, “Leading by Example,” at the Women’s Initiative Conference, Walden Macht & Haran, New York, NY (October 2017)

Panelist, “White Collar Crime 2017: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak,” at the Practising Law Institute, New York, NY (October 2017)

Panelist, “Coordination with Criminal Authorities,” at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C. (September 2017)

Panelist, “Panel on Ethics, Compliance & Corruption,” at Hogan Lovells Latin America Summit, New York, NY (May 2017)

Panelist, “Accountability, Animal Spirits and Aggressive Activists: D&O’s White-Hot Risks,” at RIMS Annual Conference and Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA (April 2017)

Panelist, “Latest FCPA Developments,” at Protiviti FCPA Conference, New York, NY (May 2016)

Panelist, “Overseas Evidence and Targets: Addressing International Issues that Complicate Individual Prosecutions,” at DOJ’s Individual Accountability Initiative Conference, Washington, D.C. (September 2015)

Speaker, “Cross Border Investigative Techniques,” at the SEC’s United States-Canadian Microcap Summit, Washington, D.C. (July 2015)

Recognition

Eastern District Association’s Charles E. Rose Award (2019) (awarded annually to an outstanding AUSA)

Excellence in Criminal Litigation Award (2009)

Federal Prosecutor of the Year Award, Federal Law Enforcement Foundation (2015 and 2019)

Federal Executive Board Award (2015)

IRS Deputy Commissioner’s Award (2019)

Assistant Attorney General’s Award (2020)

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Board of Advisors of the Program on Corporate Compliance & Enforcement, NYU School of Law (2017–Present)

Member, White Collar Committee of the New York City Bar Association (2017–2019)

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York

Education

  • Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.

    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2001–2002

    James Kent Scholar, 2002–2003

    Jerome Michael Mock Trial Program, 2002–2003, Finalist

    Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, 2001–2002

  • Davidson CollegeB.A., Historycum laude

Other Distinctions

Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law, Federal Prosecution Externship Clinic (2018–2021)