Jason Manning joined as a trial attorney in the DOJ's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act's unit in the criminal division on 3 April.
Manning was previously an attorney at Kobre & Kim in New York, where he focused on cases related to immigration, investigations, government enforcement and criminal defence. Before Kobre & Kim, he worked as a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he co-taught the Davis Polk/Columbia Law School asylum clinic.
In 2016, Manning, who previously lived in Brooklyn, defended trading firm DRW Investments after it was accused by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission of submitting artificially inflated bids near the end of the trading session to increase profits, a process called "banging the close".
He served as a law clerk for Judge Laura Swain in the Southern District of New York from 2008 to 2010. He attended Georgetown University for his masters and law degrees, where he also worked as an extern at the Appeals Division of the International Criminal Court.
Manning graduated from UC Berkeley in 1998, and worked as an investment banker in New York before pursuing graduate school. He once was a water polo coach in Australia before embarking on his professional career.