Jaime B. Guerrero is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Guerrero focuses in the areas of government enforcement actions, white collar criminal defense, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) investigations, accounting litigation, securities litigation, and partnership disputes.
He represents companies and individuals in parallel civil and criminal proceedings initiated by regulatory and prosecuting agencies for a variety of alleged wrongdoing and business disputes.
Mr. Guerrero has conducted internal investigations, in both English and Spanish, in Latin American countries and as a result, the firm’s Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice has garnered recognition by Chambers USA (2014), which reported that the firm is “[p]articularly noted for its presence in providing counsel on FCPA matters to Latin American clients.”
Representative Experience :
- Representation of a company in the food industry in a criminal antitrust investigation.
- Representation of a company in the pharmaceutical industry in FCPA internal investigations in South America.
- Representation of an investor in a partnership dispute involving alleged accounting fraud. The representation resulted in a successful settlement on behalf of the investor.
- Criminal and SEC matters involving alleged backdating of stock options.
Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Guerrero was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, where he investigated and tried before juries different types of federal criminal cases.
He conducted various types of investigations, many involving allegations of money laundering, using a variety of investigative tools, including Title III wiretaps, grand jury subpoenas, and undercover operations. He wrote appellate briefs and argued several times before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Before law school, Mr. Guerrero was a public accountant, successfully completing the California Certified Public Accountant Examination, and worked for several years as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Mr. Guerrero’s clients included financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies and agricultural entities.
Mr. Guerrero earned his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law (1997) and his B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas Undergraduate School of Business (1991).
Mr. Guerrero served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert J. Kelleher, United States District Judge for the Central District of California, in Los Angeles, California.
Mr. Guerrero is admitted to the California Bar.
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