Jorge deNeve


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Jorge deNeve is an accomplished and knowledgeable lawyer specializing in white collar criminal defense, corporate investigations, securities enforcement, and securities litigation.

Jorge’s extensive legal career is diverse and widespread. He began 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. In addition, Jorge worked closely with federal prosecutors and regulators from other agencies.


Corporate & Government Experience

  • U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission's Los Angeles Regional Office


  • Spanish


Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • University of California at Los Angeles, B.S., Cognitive Science, 1992

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Audrey B. Collins, US District Court, Central District of California (1999-2000)


  • Honorable Harry Pregerson, US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1998)


  • “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)


  • “Legal Ethics and Criminal Law,” Southwestern Law School (July 2010)
  • 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