Jeel Oza joined Ropes & Gray’s litigation & enforcement practice group in the Washington D.C. office in 2021. Jeel’s practice includes government investigations, civil litigation, and anti-trust matters. She also advises clients on litigation and compliance risk and conducts pre-acquisition due diligence in M&A transactions. Jeel maintains an active pro bono practice, including advising transgender individuals on the name and gender identification change processes in various jurisdictions.
During law school, Jeel served as co-editor in chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal and vice president of the South Asian Law Students Association. Jeel also worked as a student attorney at the Boston Legal Services Center, where she represented veterans on administrative appeals and estate planning matters. Prior to law school, she worked at the Delaware General Assembly as a legislative fellow.
- Representing a Venezuelan national in connection with a cross-border DOJ investigation involving allegations of improper payments.
- Regularly conducts pre-acquisition anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, economic sanctions, and export controls compliance due diligence for large private equity firms and their portfolio companies operating in high-risk jurisdictions globally.
- Provided compliance training and advice to multinational companies regarding compliance with the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws.
- Represented a healthcare supplier company in connection with a U.S. Attorney’s Office’s cross-border investigation into potential national security concerns raised by the company’s practices.
- Representing a private investment bank employee in an SEC investigation into a start-up business’s potential corrupt fundraising practices.
- Represented a healthcare technology company in a sweeping FTC investigation into potential anti-trust concerns surrounding its acquisition of a medical device company.
- Representing a major pharmaceutical company in connection with an FTC investigation into its contracting practices for several key products.
- Defending a major pharmacy company in cases alleging common-law fraud and violations of several states’ consumer-protection statutes.
- Representing a credit fund in a complex civil litigation involving an investment contract dispute.
- Helped draft a comment letter challenging proposed Department of Education rulemaking on student loan borrowing.
- Co-author, “Parallel Civil Litigation: The US Perspective,” Global Investigations Review’s Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations (2022)
- JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2021
- BA (Economics and Political Science), University of Delaware, 2018
Admissions / Qualifications
- District of Columbia, 2022