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Jed Dwyer, Co-Chair of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice, is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense matters, criminal and civil tax litigation, and other complex civil litigation. Jed has tried more than 40 jury and non-jury trials and has been involved in over 100 investigations, many of which included complex fraud and regulatory matters.

Recognized as a Best Lawyer in America and ranked in Chambers and Partners for his work in white collar defense, Jed leverages his experience to represent individuals and organizations in complex investigations and other proceedings concerning tax fraud, money laundering, corruption, health care fraud, and False Claims Act matters, among others. 

Jed’s trial work has been described by adversaries as “exceptional” and “skilled” (U.S. government filings in U.S. V. Boncy and U.S. v. Baptiste). The Legal 500 reported that an observer described Jed as “an outstanding courtroom lawyer and probably the best cross-examiner I have encountered” (The Legal 500 United States, 2022). Jed is also described as “creative, hard-working and relentless - he is a terrific lawyer” (Chambers USA, 2021). Clients have said Jed “is extremely talented, pleasant to deal with and has fantastic judgment” (Chambers USA, 2021).

Prior to joining the firm, Jed served ten years as a federal prosecutor, first as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Enforcement Section, Tax Division, which Jed joined through the Attorney General’s Honors Program, and then as an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. At the Tax Division, Jed handled all aspects of complex tax fraud investigations and prosecutions in districts throughout the country. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Jed concentrated on the investigation and trial of white collar crimes, including mail and wire fraud, public corruption, money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act violations. Jed routinely worked closely with FinCEN, the OCC, and the IRS in criminal and regulatory matters involving financial institutions.   


  • White collar criminal defense
  • Criminal tax defense
  • Complex tax litigation
  • Tax controversy
  • Health care fraud
  • Financial institution fraud
  • Public corruption
  • Money laundering and asset forfeiture
  • Anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act compliance
  • Campaign finance
  • Complex civil litigation
  • Violations of export control laws
  • False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark law, and qui tam defense
  • Internal investigations



  • Ongoing representation of various individuals who did so-called “silent disclosure” of foreign bank accounts instead of participating in the IRS’ Offshore Voluntary Disclosure program.
  • Ongoing representation of a company engaged in the sale and marketing of what the IRS calls conservation easements.
  • Ongoing representation of a former manager at a large employer in connection with a criminal investigation related to alleged failure to collect and pay over employment taxes.
  • Successfully represented an individual in a civil action pending in Federal District Court, in which the individual is alleged to have willfully failed to file a foreign bank account report.
  • Represented an individual in an audit that occurred after the individual “opted-out” of the offshore voluntary disclosure program. The audit resulted in the lowest possible non-willful penalty.
  • Represented a South Florida corporation in a federal grand jury investigation related to alleged tax fraud. Jed was able to resolve this “bet the company” matter with no criminal charges against the corporation.
  • Successfully stopped the Internal Revenue Service from providing a foreign government with United States bank records for purposes of a foreign tax collection proceeding. The Internal Revenue Service sought the records pursuant to a Tax Treaty, and Jed was able to convince the Department of Justice to withdraw the request on multiple grounds.
  • Represented a certified public accountant in a federal grand jury investigation of alleged tax fraud, that resulted in no criminal charges.
  • Represented various clients in connection with sensitive Internal Revenue Service audit matters, including offshore account audits, audits related to unreported income, and audits involving allegations of civil fraud.
  • Lead counsel in United States v. Boncy, a matter in which the United States Department of Justice charged Richard Boncy with conspiring to violate the FCPA, Travel Act violations, and a money laundering conspiracy. The evidence against Mr. Boncy included recording meetings with undercover FBI agents, wiretap evidence, and significant documentary evidence. After a jury trial, the jury acquitted Mr. Boncy of all charges except for the least serious conspiracy charge. Post-trial, Jed was able to obtain a new trial for Mr. Boncy on the sole count of conviction. The United States immediately took an appeal of the order for a new trial, and the matter is currently on appeal in the First Circuit Court of Appeals, where Jed continues to represent Mr. Boncy.
  • Provided FCPA legal advice, anti-corruption counseling, and due diligence advice to multinational corporations in several industries, including financial services, health care, hospitality, cellular services, and technology.
  • Obtained an acquittal as lead counsel in a federal criminal trial where the defendant was charged with a multimillion-dollar money laundering conspiracy.
  • Persuaded the Department of Justice to decline charging an individual with money laundering charges. Jed’s representation of the client – which resulted in a declination – occurred after the client had previously signed a statement admitting the underlying conduct with prior counsel.
  • Represented a target of a money laundering investigation related to Venezuelan corruption, which resulted in no charges being filed against the client.
  • Conducted multiple risk assessments for non-financial institution business to determine potential money laundering risks posed by nature of client’s business. Thereafter, designed and drafted an anti-money laundering compliance program for the business that addressed the unique trade-based money laundering risks posed to the client.
  • In United States ex rel. Crocano v. Trividia Health, Inc. (Southern District of Florida) obtained a dismissal, with prejudice, of a False Claims Act complaint alleging hundreds of millions in damages and fines. The FCA claim was based on a so-called fraud on the FDA theory, alleging that the company had violated various FDA regulatory requirements and therefore caused the submission of claims for adulterated and misbranded product.  The motion to dismiss, which was filed early in the litigation, ended the federal litigation and was a complete win for the client.
  • Represented a medical doctor, who was a defendant in a civil False Claims Act matter in federal court, which alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark After defeating the government’s motion for summary judgment, the matter was settled for less than ten percent of the government’s original demand.
  • Represented a pathology laboratory in a civil False Claims Act matter related to allegations of improper kickbacks and violations of Stark Law.
  • Obtained a non-prosecution of a medical doctor who was a target of a federal criminal grand jury investigation related to allegations of health care fraud.
  • Represented the general counsel of a health care provider. The United States Attorney’s Office originally sought to charge the client with multiple health care fraud counts. After extensive meetings and presentations with the government, the government agreed not to charge the client with a federal crime and allowed the client to plead to a state charge, with no jail time. Because of this resolution, the client was able to keep her law license.
  • Obtained a dismissal for a corporation in a False Claims Act matter in federal court, that alleged health care fraud based on the alleged improper billing of claims that were medically unnecessary and tainted by kickbacks. The dismissal was obtained through a motion to dismiss filed by Jed in the early stages of litigation. The dismissal occurred early in the litigation saving the company from protracted and expensive litigation.
  • Resolved a filed False Claims Act matter for a nominal amount after convincing relator’s counsel that the claim lacked merit.
  • Representation of multiple individuals and corporations who are targets of federal grand jury investigations regarding alleged health care fraud.
  • Conducted an extensive internal investigation of large health insurance provider concerning regulatory compliance and corporate issues.
  • Representation of a corporation in a parallel civil and criminal investigation being conducted. 
  • Provided legal advice and counsel to various clients on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), AML for non-financial institutions, and Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) sanctions concerning the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation This counsel has included, review and audits of existing FCPA programs; advice on revisions of FCPA compliance programs; review of proposed acquisitions for potential FCPA or OFAC sanction risk; advice on divestments or sales related to assets of OFAC sanctioned individuals; internal risk assessment for creation of FCPA and AML compliance programs; and BSA/AML advice for financial institutions.
  • Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida, 2008-2014
    • Public Corruption & Civil Rights Section, 2011-2014
    • Narcotics and Money Laundering Section, Major Crimes Section, and Appellate Section, 2008-2011
  • Trial Attorney, Tax Division, Criminal Enforcement Section, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 2004-2008

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2019-2024
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2020-2024
  • Listed, LMG Life Sciences, "Life Science Star," 2023
  • Team Member, Daily Business Review, "Florida Legal Awards: Cross Border Disputes Award," 2023
  • Listed, Lawdragon 500, "Leading Litigators in America,” 2022-2023
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Environmental Practice Group of the Year," 2022
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2021
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States
    • Dispute Resolution - Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense, 2022-2024         
    • Dispute Resolution - Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates, 2020-2021
    • Dispute Resolution - Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals, 2020-2021
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Environmental Law, 2016
  • Recipient, Assistant Attorney General Special Contribution Award, 2009
  • Recipient, Assistant Attorney General Tax Division Special Act Award, 2007
  • Recipient, Assistant Attorney General Tax Division Outstanding Attorney Award, 2005


  • J.D., summa cum laude, Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • B.A., Philosophy, Gordon College
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2003-2004
  • Supreme Court of Connecticut, 2002-2003
  • Florida
  • Connecticut