Jessica L. Soto
Jessica Soto, an associate in Ropes & Gray’s Litigation and Enforcement practice group and associate lead for the firm’s Enforcement Express, focuses her work on internal investigations in the U.S. and Latin America and white-collar criminal defense. Jessica uses her Spanish-speaking abilities to assist multinational companies in navigating government and internal investigations and advises on developing and enhancing their compliance programs. Her clients include medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, educational and religious institutions, financial services companies, and individuals. Jessica also advises clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Title IX, state consumer protection statutes, and state fraud and conspiracy laws.
Jessica’s pro bono practice includes representing indigent defendants in federal criminal cases through the firm’s participation in the Criminal Justice Act program and representing human trafficking survivors in federal civil cases. She has also represented non-profit organizations and individuals in voting rights litigation.
During law school, Jessica was an extern at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, Domestic Violence Bureau and served as a research and teaching assistant for the Bureau Chief, Scott E. Kessler. Prior to attending law school, Jessica was a middle school teacher for three years.
- Conducted an internal investigation for a Chilean salmon farming company following accusations that it had been reporting false mortality figures and had caused environmental damage.
- Represented a medical device manufacturer in federal investigations of compliance with industry regulations.
- Represented a pharmaceutical company in state consumer protection investigations related to advertisements.
- Represented a multinational medical device manufacturer in an FCPA investigation by domestic regulators.
- Secured a dismissal with prejudice of a $30 million lawsuit against global venture capital firms.
- Represents health care companies in government investigations and qui tam actions alleging violations of FCA and AKS.
- Represents a financial services company in investigations by foreign and domestic regulators.
- Conducts anti-corruption due diligence for private equity clients.
- Conducts anti-corruption risk assessments for financial services clients.
- Co-author, “Cracks in the Foundation: Sargeant Marine Inc. Pleads Guilty and Agrees to Pay $16mm for Bribery Schemes,” Ropes & Gray Alert (September 23, 2020)
- Co-author, “Four Years and Almost $4 Billion: Airbus Corruption Investigations End with Sky-High Fine,” Ropes & Gray Alert (January 31, 2020)
- JD, Columbia University School of Law, 2011; editor, Columbia Law Review
- BA, cum laude, Yale University, 2005