Jennifer litigates a wide variety of criminal and civil cases, with an emphasis on those involving criminal fraud, money laundering, and forfeiture. As a former federal prosecutor, she brings to bear a valuable combination of credibility, trial skill, and knowledge of government priorities. Having built countless criminal cases for the opposing side, Jennifer is able to anticipate potential tactics and areas of concern, then design practical defense strategies that keep her clients one step ahead. She collaborates with Cohen Williams' roster of former federal public defenders to synthesize perspectives from opposing sides of the courtroom, providing clients with creative solutions to complex problems.
Additionally, clients benefit from Jennifer's track record of identifying—and acting on—issues that give them leverage in court. Her rigorous approach to discovery frequently results in unexpected insights that shift the landscape of a case. In a recent healthcare fraud case, Jennifer and her team were able to significantly reduce the loss amount and negotiate an opportune settlement for their client by advancing novel and nuanced legal theories.
Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Asset Forfeiture Section of the United States Attorney’s Office. In this role, she litigated criminal and civil forfeiture matters and led multiple major criminal fraud prosecutions centered on white collar fraud and money laundering. She developed a particular capacity for asset tracing, working closely with law enforcement to seize assets such as securities, diamonds, and luxury real estate.
Before serving in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jennifer gained state court experience and tried more than 20 cases to verdict at the City Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, ranging from domestic violence to DUIs. She also helped that office form an animal cruelty practice.
Currently, Jennifer contributes to her local community by serving on the board of an independent school. Through her board work, she has developed a substantial knowledge of nonprofit operations, which she calls on when handling cases in the nonprofit sector.