Key Experience

  • Practice focuses on international trade, with significant experience handling complex civil and criminal matters.
  • Served as a prosecutor, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), National Security Division, Counterespionage Section.
  • Previous member of the DOJ Foreign Investment Review Staff on the Committee on Foreign investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Practice

Jonathan Poling is a partner in Akin Gump’s international trade practice. He is a former federal prosecutor with the DOJ, where he handled prosecutions relating to violations of U.S. economic sanctions, money laundering and export control laws. He has also represented companies in anti-corruption matters  before the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission and before various multilateral development banks. He has served as an independent monitor of companies, including those that have entered into the World Bank disclosure program or are the subject of audits by multinational development banks relating to allegations of corruption, collusion and undisclosed agents.

Representative Work

Anticorruption/Anti-Money Laundering

  • Represented several employees in a large European financial institution involving alleged violations of U.S. economic sanctions and joint investigations by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, New York County District Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), N.Y. Department of Financial Services and the Federal Reserve.
  • Defended an anti-money laundering officer with a large European financial institution involving alleged violations of U.S. economic sanctions and anti-money laundering statutes.

Speeches

Recognition