Clients hire Jacob Frenkel because his aggressive, tenacious, creative and proactive strategies often put the other side on its heels, and because he gets successful results in investigations and litigation. Jacob has secured superior results for his securities enforcement, white-collar criminal defense, FCPA and internal and government investigations clients. Jacob brings his experience and outstanding reputation, including for creative strategies and solutions, to the defense of investigations, litigation strategy and governance counseling. Jacob’s clients view him as a trusted advisor who understands the needs of their business.
A former Senior Counsel in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, US federal criminal prosecutor of corruption and financial crimes and New Orleans Assistant District Attorney, Jacob has practiced in the private sector for 17 years. He has obtained favorable results for individuals, including auditors and attorneys, and for corporations and their officers, directors and other senior officials in federal and state securities, financial crimes, FCPA, export, government contracts, public corruption, and other government investigations, including Inspector General investigations.
Jacob conducts internal investigations for public and non-public companies and represents officers, directors and employees in internal investigations. He successfully defends parties in white collar criminal investigations by federal and state authorities, and investigations by securities regulators, stock exchanges and capital markets self-regulatory organizations. Jacob practices regularly before all offices of the SEC, the Department of Justice’s Fraud Section, United States Attorneys’ Offices throughout the country, FINRA, state securities regulators, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). His clients consistently cite his ability to take challenging facts, advocate effectively and secure very favorable outcomes – cost effectively.
Jacob is retained as an expert witness in high stakes litigation. He frequently appears in national and local print and broadcast media commenting on white collar, securities and governance issues. His clients find his media experience of particular value in managing the public policy and public relations aspects of their legal matters.
- Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1984
- Tulane University College of Arts and Sciences, B.A., Public Policy, 1981
- Board of Directors, International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors, 2015 – Present
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