Jessica L. Soto
Jessica is as an associate in the Litigation and Enforcement group where she focuses on internal investigations in the U.S. and Latin America and white-collar criminal defense. Her clients include medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, health care providers, educational and religious institutions, financial services companies, and individuals. She 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.
- 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 healthcare 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.
- JD, Columbia University School of Law, 2011; editor, Columbia Law Review
- BA, cum laude, Yale University, 2005