Theodore T Chung
Practice Leader Investigations & White Collar Defense, Jones Day
Ted Chung, chair of the firm’s investigations and white-collar defence practice, has deep experience conducting internal investigations, defending companies and individuals in criminal and regulatory proceedings, and counselling clients on compliance programmes and issues.
Throughout his career, Ted has helped participants in many different industries address some of their most complicated and sensitive problems. An accomplished trial lawyer, he has served as investigative and defence counsel in numerous high-profile criminal and administrative matters in the United States and across Latin America, Asia and Europe. These matters have involved allegations of bribery and other corrupt conduct, including alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Anti-Kickback Statute; healthcare and life sciences, financial, and regulatory fraud (eg, False Claims Act (FCA), tax, bankruptcy, federal programmes); procurement fraud; accounting irregularities; violations of export/import and immigration laws; and violations of corporate policy.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Ted had a distinguished and multifaceted career in both private practice and public service, having served as general counsel to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, a partner at another major law firm, an Assistant US Attorney and Deputy Chief in the Criminal Division of the Chicago US Attorney’s Office, the First Assistant Corporation Counsel in the city of Chicago’s law department, and Deputy Chief of Staff (Public Safety) for Chicago Mayor Richard M Daley. Ted was the recipient of outstanding service and performance awards from many governmental agencies.
Ted has held an appointment as an adjunct professor in trial advocacy at Northwestern University School of Law and writes and lectures frequently on topics related to white-collar crime, corporate compliance and ethics.