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Jade Lambert represents individuals and corporations facing complex government investigations and enforcement actions. She also has extensive experience and success counseling clients on highly sensitive internal matters, especially in the technology and health care industries. She has particular expertise in investigations where Anti-Kickback violations are alleged, as well as investigations relating to workplace violence and/or sexual misconduct.

Jade is a Partner in the firm’s Special Matters & Investigations practice, twice named by Law360 as “White Collar Practice Group of the Year.” She has represented clients in matters involving the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, and Food and Drug Administration.

She is a core member of the firm’s Data Privacy & Security group, and she regularly advises clients regarding incident response planning as well as breach response. Jade has assisted clients facing investigation and litigation stemming from data breaches. She has also assisted global technology clients regarding compliance with the Stored Communications Act (SCA) and defended providers of interactive computer services against claims related to the Communications Decency Act (CDA).

She is a member of the Chicago Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (“WWCDA”). For more information visit: http://wwcda.org/.

Named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers since 2014, Jade also is an accomplished litigator. She has litigated a wide range of legal issues, including shareholder disputes, products liability, professional liability, and electronic communications privacy.

Recognized for her many pro bono contributions, particularly to the Illinois Reform Commission, Jade played a significant role in drafting the Commission’s 100-day report which recommended comprehensive ethics reform to then Illinois Governor Quinn. She also has worked extensively in the area of criminal record relief and has obtained gubernatorial pardons for eight clients. 

Jade joins King & Spalding from the Chicago office of an AmLaw 50 firm. After receiving her law degree magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Northwestern University School of Law, Jade clerked for Judge Joel Flaum on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Credentials

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review

M.A., English, Pennsylvania State University

B.A., English, Illinois State University

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Rising Stars


Illinois Super Lawyers, 2014-2017

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Illinois Super Lawyers, 2014-2017

Matters

Developed data breach incident response plan for a multinational, publicly traded nutrition company.

Represented a FORTUNE 100 company in connection with multiple government inquiries relating to subscriber data collection and sharing.

Conducted an internal investigation for a large corporate client relating to a potential data breach involving protected health information (PHI).

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Developed data breach incident response plan for a multinational, publicly traded nutrition company.

Represented a FORTUNE 100 company in connection with multiple government inquiries relating to subscriber data collection and sharing.

Conducted an internal investigation for a large corporate client relating to a potential data breach involving protected health information (PHI).

Represented a corporate victim of a hacking and identity theft scheme in connection with an internal investigation and cooperation with federal prosecutors.

Represented Google in connection with a District of Rhode Island investigation into online pharmacy ads.

Resolved an SEC inquiry relating to public statements about revenue and business initiatives for a FORTUNE 500 company.

Assisted public transit agency with an investigation relating to vendor contracts.

Developed corporate codes of conduct for multiple clients, including guidelines for compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and U.K. Anti-Bribery Act.

Successfully resolved shareholder derivative litigation matter in Delaware Chancery Court for hedge fund manager involved in debt for equity exchange with payment technology company. Following expedited discovery, a settlement agreement was negotiated and approved by the Court.

Assisted lead trial counsel in obtaining a $14.8 million verdict for client against drug-testing rival. The jury found that Millennium violated the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and state laws by giving physicians drug-testing cups. The jury rejected all of the counterclaims against our client in the suit. (This verdict was subsequently reversed on jurisdictional grounds unrelated to the trial.)

Obtained early dismissal of three cases against a major search engine in which plaintiffs took issue with search results by arguing that such claims were barred by Section 230 of the CDA.

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an aircraft manufacturer in a lawsuit arising from an alleged in-flight injury that occurred many years after the aircraft was sold to airline.

Obtained summary judgment in Cook County Circuit Court for a law firm facing legal malpractice claims arising from an alleged conflict in representation of an electronic trading company and its principals.

Obtained dismissal for lack of federal jurisdiction and then obtained dismissal with prejudice in the state court of claims against an investor in a hotel management company, where the primary dispute related to the management company’s underpayment of insurance premiums.

Insights

Article · Source: Thomson Reuters Westlaw

March 12, 2019
#MeToo year 2: Is your organization ready to roll with the changes?

Article · Source: ABA Journal

April 10, 2018
Internal investigations need rethinking in the #MeToo era

Article · Source: Corporate Secretary

April 9, 2018
#MeToo: How general counsel can prep companies for allegations

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Matters

Developed data breach incident response plan for a multinational, publicly traded nutrition company.

Represented a FORTUNE 100 company in connection with multiple government inquiries relating to subscriber data collection and sharing.

Conducted an internal investigation for a large corporate client relating to a potential data breach involving protected health information (PHI).

See more
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Matters

Developed data breach incident response plan for a multinational, publicly traded nutrition company.

Represented a FORTUNE 100 company in connection with multiple government inquiries relating to subscriber data collection and sharing.

Conducted an internal investigation for a large corporate client relating to a potential data breach involving protected health information (PHI).

Represented a corporate victim of a hacking and identity theft scheme in connection with an internal investigation and cooperation with federal prosecutors.

Represented Google in connection with a District of Rhode Island investigation into online pharmacy ads.

Resolved an SEC inquiry relating to public statements about revenue and business initiatives for a FORTUNE 500 company.

Assisted public transit agency with an investigation relating to vendor contracts.

Developed corporate codes of conduct for multiple clients, including guidelines for compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and U.K. Anti-Bribery Act.

Successfully resolved shareholder derivative litigation matter in Delaware Chancery Court for hedge fund manager involved in debt for equity exchange with payment technology company. Following expedited discovery, a settlement agreement was negotiated and approved by the Court.

Assisted lead trial counsel in obtaining a $14.8 million verdict for client against drug-testing rival. The jury found that Millennium violated the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and state laws by giving physicians drug-testing cups. The jury rejected all of the counterclaims against our client in the suit. (This verdict was subsequently reversed on jurisdictional grounds unrelated to the trial.)

Obtained early dismissal of three cases against a major search engine in which plaintiffs took issue with search results by arguing that such claims were barred by Section 230 of the CDA.

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an aircraft manufacturer in a lawsuit arising from an alleged in-flight injury that occurred many years after the aircraft was sold to airline.

Obtained summary judgment in Cook County Circuit Court for a law firm facing legal malpractice claims arising from an alleged conflict in representation of an electronic trading company and its principals.

Obtained dismissal for lack of federal jurisdiction and then obtained dismissal with prejudice in the state court of claims against an investor in a hotel management company, where the primary dispute related to the management company’s underpayment of insurance premiums.

Insights

Article · Source: Thomson Reuters Westlaw

March 12, 2019
#MeToo year 2: Is your organization ready to roll with the changes?

Article · Source: ABA Journal

April 10, 2018
Internal investigations need rethinking in the #MeToo era

Article · Source: Corporate Secretary

April 9, 2018
#MeToo: How general counsel can prep companies for allegations

View all

Credentials

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review

M.A., English, Pennsylvania State University

B.A., English, Illinois State University

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Rising Stars


Illinois Super Lawyers, 2014-2017

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Recognition

Rising Stars


Illinois Super Lawyers, 2014-2017