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Jorge deNeve


Jorge deNeve is a counsel in O'Melveny's Los Angeles office and a member of the White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Practice. Jorge's practice focuses on investigations and litigation involving securities matters. Jorge was honored by Latin Lawyer magazine as a leading anti-corruption lawyer and credited with combining his experience at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission with his Spanish language skills in investigations in Latin America.

Jorge began his career as an associate at O'Melveny, focusing on complex criminal and civil litigation, including defending accountants and a "Big Four" accounting firm. Jorge then joined the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission's Los Angeles Regional Office, where he served as a staff attorney for almost four years. During Jorge's tenure with the SEC, he investigated numerous cases, with many resulting in enforcement actions, involving allegations of financial fraud, disclosure fraud, market timing, offering fraud, and misconduct by independent accountants. Jorge also worked closely with federal prosecutors and regulators from other agencies. He rejoined O'Melveny in 2007, where he practiced for four years before accepting a position as General Counsel of a client, where he advised management on legal matters and supervised outside counsel. Jorge rejoined O'Melveny again in late 2012.

Illustrative Professional Experience

  • Represented corporations and individuals in financial and disclosure fraud investigations by the SEC and federal prosecutors
  • Conducted corporate internal investigations into potential FCPA violations
  • Represented individuals in investigations concerning potential FCPA violations in various countries including Mexico
  • Conducted corporate internal investigations concerning potential misconduct by senior officers of corporations
  • Represented an investment adviser, a broker-dealer, and associated persons facing investigations and inquiries by the SEC or FINRA
  • Represented individuals facing insider trading investigations by the SEC or FINRA
  • Represented corporations in internal investigations dealing with possible insider trading
  • Represented one of the largest subprime lenders in investigations by the SEC, federal prosecutors, and a bankruptcy examiner
  • Represented former officers and a corporation in various option backdating investigations and lawsuits
  • Defended a broker-dealer and registered representatives in a FINRA arbitration matter
  • Successfully defended corporations and senior officers in various shareholder securities and derivative actions

Professional Activities

Admitted to Practice,  US District Court, Central District of California; US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Law Clerk,  Honorable Audrey B. Collins, US District Court, Central District of California (1999-2000)
Judicial Extern,  Honorable Harry Pregerson, US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1998)
Panelist, “Avoid Club Fed: White Collar Crime and Corporate Investigations,” Hispanic National Bar Association 2013 Annual Convention (Sept. 2013); “The Game Changer: Dealing with the Dodd Frank Act,” Hispanic National Bar Association Mid-Year Conference (March 2012); “Parallel Proceedings: The Intersection of Civil and Criminal Cases,” CalCPA Litigation Section Meeting (June 2010); “Municipal Securities Examination and Enforcement Priorities,” SIFMA-MSRB Municipal Securities Regulation Seminar (June 2010).
Guest Lecturer, “Legal Ethics and Criminal Law,” Southwestern Law School (July 2010)
Languages, Spanish

University of Southern California, J.D., 1998: Order of the Coif

University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Cognitive Science, 1992