Top Federal Litigator Jonathan Haray Joins DLA Piper
Summary: Jonathan Haray, former SEC Litigation Counsel and Deputy Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section of the DA's office at Washington D.C, joins DLA Piper.
Jonathan Haray, the former Deputy Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section at the US Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C., has joined the DC office of DLA Piper, the law firm announced on Tuesday. Haray has also served as Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel for the US Securities and Exchange Commission. He joined the law firm's Litigation practice as a partner. He is an experienced courtroom litigator and has tried more than three dozen jury trials.
Haray is the latest addition to the firm's Litigation practice, which has recently welcomed Kevin Finger, Jeffrey Torosian and Bevin Brennan in Chicago, Seth Friedman in New York and Karl Dial in Dallas. In addition, DLA piper recently announced that Loren Brown and James Brogan have been named co-chairs of the firm's US Litigation practice.
Earlier in his career, Haray was a litigation associate at Wiggin & Dana LLP. He also served as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) in the U.S. Navy from 1994 to 1998. Further, he served as an Assistant US Attorney in the superior court and appellate divisions from 2002 to 2007.
"Jonathan is a formidable talent who is well-regarded in the SEC and DOJ community," said Mary Gately, co-managing partner of DLA Piper's Washington, DC office and co-head of the DC office's Litigation practice. "His years of government experience, including at the SEC and at the nation's largest US Attorney's office, offer him a sensitive understanding of the complexities and nuances of the civil, regulatory and criminal exposure that corporations and financial institutions may face. We welcome him to the firm."
At the SEC, Haray handled cases involving complex securities enforcement matters, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and securities fraud violations.
As Deputy Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section at the US Attorney's Office, Haray supervised more than 20 senior prosecutors and oversaw white collar investigations and litigation, including a number of high-profile matters.
As an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 2007 to 2012, he prosecuted cases involving FCPA violations, False Claims Act violations, health care fraud, corporate and insurance fraud, money laundering, and Bank Secrecy Act violations.
Haray earned his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law, and his B.A. from State University of New York.