Jason Linder

Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Global Investigations & White Collar Defense, Securities Litigation & Enforcement

"Jason brings a fantastic perspective. He is very pragmatic as well as being incredibly intellectual. He is a real thinker while not being bogged down in unnecessary detail." 

"Jason is an undiscovered treasure. His attention to detail and responsiveness makes you feel like you're his only client. His advice and guidance is always spot on."

He “brings a wealth of experience to anticorruption issues. He is very efficient. Jason is a visionary.”

Jason has "fantastic judgment and is very insightful and strategic" with experience "handling compliance and internal investigations matters as well as complex investigations by the DOJ and SEC."


Visión general

Jason Linder, a former senior federal prosecutor, co-chairs Mayer Brown’s award winning Global Investigations and White Collar Defense practice.  Resident in the firm’s Washington DC and Los Angeles offices, Jason is a trial lawyer who counsels and defends boards, multinational companies, and executives through corporate crises and government and media scrutiny; leads internal and government-facing investigations, often across borders; and provides proactive compliance counseling.  Jason has led matters in more than 70 countries and in all major industries, and has deep experience in matters involving corruption, securities fraud and other forms of financial fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, and anticompetitive conduct.


Because of the sensitive nature of the matters Jason handles, most are non-public, but here are descriptions of some of his recent matters:

  • Defending one of the world’s largest professional services companies in an ongoing government investigation related to alleged embezzlement, fraud, and corruption in Tanzania.
  • Representing a publicly traded manufacturing company in a DOJ and SEC FCPA investigation involving alleged conduct in China and elsewhere.
  • Representing an oil and gas company in a cross-border DOJ public integrity investigation into potential domestic corruption, foreign corruption, and violations of the Foreign Agent Registration Act.
  • Representing a multinational engineering firm in a World Bank investigation involving a significant project in India.


  • Ranked in Chambers Global, FCPA in the USA (2021 - 2024)
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White-Collar (2022)
  • Ranked in Chambers USA, FCPA (Nationwide) (2020 - 2023)
  • Named an “FCPA Practitioner to Watch” by Global Investigations Review (2021)
  • Named a white collar criminal defense Southern California Super Lawyer (2020-2022)
  • Recognized as one of North America’s Future Leaders in Investigations by Who’s Who Legal (2019-2021)


  • Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude
  • Swarthmore College, BA, with honors, Philosophy


  • California
  • District of Columbia


  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US District Court for the Central District of California
  • US District Court for the District of Columbia
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California
  • US Supreme Court

Participación Profesional y Comunitaria

  • American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Committee, National Co-Chair
  • International Bar Association, Business Crime Committee, Treasurer and former North America Regional Representative
  • Bet Tzedek, Board of Directors, Member
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Board of Directors, Member
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Board of Governors, Member (2017-2021)