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Jason Cowley is a member of McGuireWoods’ government investigations and white-collar litigation department and its securities enforcement and litigation practice group. He principally represents financial institutions (including investment funds), corporations and executives in criminal investigations and trials, regulatory enforcement proceedings and complex civil litigation. Jason has particular expertise in matters involving securities and commodities fraud, cross-border enforcement issues, anti-money laundering issues and criminal and civil asset forfeiture.
Before joining McGuireWoods, Jason served for over 13 years in the US Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York and, prior to that, the Eastern District of North Carolina. In the Southern District of New York, he held key leadership positions, serving for over three years as co-chief of SDNY’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and as Chief of SDNY’s Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit. During his tenure as chief of the Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit, Jason was the Office’s principal adviser on money laundering and asset forfeiture issues and oversaw the investigation and prosecution of various money laundering offences, Bank Secrecy Act and AML violations, and sanctions violations involving the illicit transfer of funds through the US financial system.
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