Jodi Avergun

Jodi Avergun

Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
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Jodi Avergun is a noted white-collar expert who specialises in the pharmaceutical and financial services industries. She represents corporations and individuals in criminal and regulatory matters involving the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, securities enforcement and healthcare matters. Jodi has successfully represented both companies and senior executives in internal investigations, matters before regulatory bodies including the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and in civil and criminal matters in federal court. She has also designed and implemented compliance programmes.

She is a former Chief of the Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section of the US Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, a former Chief of Staff of the DEA and a former Assistant US Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. Jodi represents clients in cases involving both traditional and unusual applications of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), including large and small wholesale distributors, manufacturers, retail chains and pharmacists, and is the first appointed monitor to oversee a CSA settlement. She successfully represented employees of FedEx in grand jury investigations and at trial, and successfully represented the clubs of the NFL in CSA-related matters.

Jodi is recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2017 and 2019 and was profiled in Global Investigations Review’s ‘2018 Women in Investigations’. She is also regularly named a SuperLawyer by Washingtonian Magazine.

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