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White House Senior Counsel Returns to O’Melveny

November 16, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Julie Fei
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
213.430.7792
jfei@omm.com

WASHINGTON, DC ─ NOVEMBER 16, 2015 ─ Former White House Senior Counsel Jeremy Maltby, a Special Assistant to President Obama, is returning to O’Melveny & Myers LLP as a White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations partner. His practice will focus on issues arising from the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), evolving healthcare regulations and related litigation, and cybersecurity and data privacy matters. As a senior attorney in the White House, Maltby provided legal advice to the President and his senior advisors on key domestic policy issues, served as the point of contact between the White House and the Solicitor General’s Office, and advised the President, Vice President, and senior advisors about matters pending before the Supreme Court. He also chaired a White House working group about data privacy and worked on key litigation issues related to the Affordable Care Act.

“Jeremy is a brilliant lawyer and superior litigator whose extensive experience in data privacy and information security in the White House, as well as his work advising on the legal issues arising from the Affordable Care Act, arms our practices with the most up-to-date expertise defining these cutting-edge areas,” said Bradley J. Butwin, Chair of O’Melveny. “We were proud to see him uphold O’Melveny’s longstanding tradition of serving at the highest levels of government, and we are thrilled to welcome him back.”

Joining the Washington, DC, office, Maltby will advise the Firm’s clients on their regulatory enforcement, internal investigations, and diligence matters. He is one of the Firm’s most experienced practitioners in FCPA, the US government’s anti-money laundering initiatives, and the Patriot Act. Fluent in Italian, German, and French, Maltby has a global practice advising clients on their FCPA investigations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America, and Africa. He also is an accomplished litigator, who, before joining the White House, handled trial and appellate matters in federal and state courts, including the US Supreme Court, and served as trial counsel in three federal criminal jury trials, two of which resulted in complete acquittals. This included the defense of former W.R. Grace executive Jack Wolter in a federal prosecution for alleged criminal violations of the Clean Air Act, which was described at the time by environmental authorities as the most significant criminal prosecution the federal government had ever filed against an alleged corporate polluter.

In addition to his extensive white collar work, Maltby will add depth to the Firm’s Data Security and Privacy Group—which already counts multiple former White House and government officials in its ranks—and litigation strength to our healthcare teams counseling clients through the new regulations and potential lawsuits arising from the Affordable Care Act.

“Working with the President and some of the brightest minds in the Executive Branch gave me a unique perspective on the most important issues confronting businesses and international markets,” Maltby said. “Coming home to O’Melveny affords me an opportunity to work with outstanding lawyers to help our clients navigate a constantly changing regulatory environment.”

Maltby originally joined the firm in 1999 following his clerkships with US Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter, Judge Pierre N. Leval (Second Circuit), and Judge Eugene H. Nickerson (E.D.N.Y.). He was a member of the White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations and Appellate practices before being called to government service in 2013. Maltby obtained his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard University and his J.D. from Columbia University, where he was a James Kent Scholar, a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and Articles Editor of the Columbia Law Review.

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