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Michelle Carpentier Jacob is a senior associate in the Special Matters and Government Investigations practice in King & Spalding’s New York office. Michelle focuses on white-collar criminal defense litigation, internal and government investigations, corporate compliance, and regulatory matters. Michelle works with clients facing government investigations conducted by various divisions of the Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorneys' Offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and various state agencies and state attorneys general. Michelle also handles white-collar criminal litigation, internal investigations, and the development of compliance programs.

Michelle currently serves as the Chair of the New York Associates Committee.

Michelle received her law degree, cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law, where she served as Executive Articles Editor on the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, and as an executive board member on the Women’s Leadership Coalition. While at Northwestern, Michelle also served as a law clerk in the Felony Trial Division of the Cook County Public Defender’s Office in Chicago, Illinois, and clerked in the MacArthur Justice Center.

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Credentials

J.D., Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, cum laude

B.A., Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Matters

Representing the Audit Committee of a global company in connection with a large-scale internal investigation into allegations of misconduct relating to complex accounting issues, including revenue recognition practices, disclosures, internal controls, corporate culture, and certain employment practices.

Defending a global Foreign exchange market broker in connection with an investigation of foreign exchange trading and litigation tied to allegations of undercapitalization and issues related to certain Company policies, representations, and systems and controls.

Representing various companies and financial institutions in connection with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act due diligence on potential acquisitions involving Africa, Mexico, the Middle East and South America.

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Representing the Audit Committee of a global company in connection with a large-scale internal investigation into allegations of misconduct relating to complex accounting issues, including revenue recognition practices, disclosures, internal controls, corporate culture, and certain employment practices.

Defending a global Foreign exchange market broker in connection with an investigation of foreign exchange trading and litigation tied to allegations of undercapitalization and issues related to certain Company policies, representations, and systems and controls.

Representing various companies and financial institutions in connection with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act due diligence on potential acquisitions involving Africa, Mexico, the Middle East and South America.

Representing a leading global financial institution in connection with a compliance monitor resulting from a government settlement involving tax and securities laws.

Representing a big-four auditor in connection with a Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into insider trading, market manipulation, disclosures, and business practices.

Representing various executives at leading global financial institutions in Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations involving matters such as foreign exchange trading, fraudulent trading practices, and residential mortgage-backed securities.

Counseling companies on compliance issues related to increased enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Insights

Article · Source: Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal

February 1, 2019
To Tweet or Not to Tweet? Lessons in Careful Use of Social Media

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Matters

Representing the Audit Committee of a global company in connection with a large-scale internal investigation into allegations of misconduct relating to complex accounting issues, including revenue recognition practices, disclosures, internal controls, corporate culture, and certain employment practices.

Defending a global Foreign exchange market broker in connection with an investigation of foreign exchange trading and litigation tied to allegations of undercapitalization and issues related to certain Company policies, representations, and systems and controls.

Representing various companies and financial institutions in connection with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act due diligence on potential acquisitions involving Africa, Mexico, the Middle East and South America.

See more
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Matters

Representing the Audit Committee of a global company in connection with a large-scale internal investigation into allegations of misconduct relating to complex accounting issues, including revenue recognition practices, disclosures, internal controls, corporate culture, and certain employment practices.

Defending a global Foreign exchange market broker in connection with an investigation of foreign exchange trading and litigation tied to allegations of undercapitalization and issues related to certain Company policies, representations, and systems and controls.

Representing various companies and financial institutions in connection with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act due diligence on potential acquisitions involving Africa, Mexico, the Middle East and South America.

Representing a leading global financial institution in connection with a compliance monitor resulting from a government settlement involving tax and securities laws.

Representing a big-four auditor in connection with a Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into insider trading, market manipulation, disclosures, and business practices.

Representing various executives at leading global financial institutions in Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations involving matters such as foreign exchange trading, fraudulent trading practices, and residential mortgage-backed securities.

Counseling companies on compliance issues related to increased enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Insights

Article · Source: Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal

February 1, 2019
To Tweet or Not to Tweet? Lessons in Careful Use of Social Media

View all

Credentials

J.D., Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, cum laude

B.A., Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York