Joanna P. Breslow Boyd’s practice focuses on representing clients in criminal investigations, civil government enforcement actions, and civil litigation, and advising clients on compliance and internal control issues.
Joanna also maintains a robust pro bono practice, including playing a significant role on a team that is currently representing an Alabama death row inmate in a state habeas proceeding.
This matter included an eight-day evidentiary hearing during which Joanna took the testimony of several witnesses. Joanna has also successfully obtained asylum for a woman fleeing domestic violence in her home country of Morocco.
- Legal Intern, United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
- Member of a team conducting an internal investigation in Brazil for a multinational corporation into allegations involving financial integrity issues. Responsibilities included participating in interviews of current and former employees and managing a team of bilingual contract attorneys in the review of thousands of documents.
- Assisted in representing a client in a contested sentencing after a guilty plea in a campaign finance case resulting in a sentence substantially below the applicable guideline range. Responsibilities included drafting and filing the sentencing memo and reply.
- Assisted in representing several foreign national employees of a multinational company in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation conducted by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission by conducting client interviews, participating in negotiations with the government, and analyzing investigative materials.
- Worked as part of a team that successfully settled a qui tam False Claims Act investigation. Responsibilities included managing a team of contract attorneys and leading the effort to assert and protect privilege over certain materials in responding to numerous government subpoenas.
- J.D. summa cum laude American University, Washington College of Law 2013
- B.A. Williams College 2007
Bar Admissions : Maryland, District of Columbia
Court Admissions : U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
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