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Amy Jeffress

Arnold & Porter partner Amy Jeffress is resident in the firm’s Washington, DC office. She represents clients in criminal defence, national security, and compliance matters. She conducts internal investigations and advises companies and individuals on export enforcement, FCPA, classified information, the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), and mutual legal assistance and other international law enforcement issues, including extradition and INTERPOL notices.


Before joining the firm, Ms Jeffress served as the Justice Department Attaché to the US Embassy in London, where she coordinated cooperation between US and UK authorities on criminal matters. She previously served as counsellor to the Attorney General, advising the Attorney General and senior Department leadership and interfacing regularly with the White House and National Security Council, the intelligence community, and other agencies on national security investigations and prosecutions and international matters.


Ms Jeffress tried more than 40 cases during her 13 years as a federal prosecutor with the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. She served as Chief of the National Security Section, conducting and supervising investigations and prosecutions of international and domestic terrorism, espionage, export control violations, and other crimes related to national security.

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