A. Joseph Jay III
A. Joseph Jay III represents corporations and individuals in a wide range of criminal and regulatory matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, federal Inspectors General, and U.S. Attorneys' Offices. His recent matters have included allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, securities and accounting fraud, antitrust, export controls, and conflicts-of-interest, bribery, and unlawful gratuities. Joe has conducted numerous internal investigations involving a broad range of alleged misconduct.
In the area of international trade regulation, Joe counsels financial institutions and corporations in matters involving export controls and U.S. economic sanctions programs and related regulations. On behalf of clients, he has prepared voluntary disclosures to the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, and the Bureau of Industry and Security at the Departments of the Treasury, State, and Commerce respectively. He has also led internal investigations in these areas. Joe's global practice has included matters around the world, including in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America, as well as within the United States.
Joe regularly counsels clients regarding organizational compliance programs and procedures. With a keen understanding of corporate business and an acumen of financial accounting and reporting, Joe has designed, developed, implemented, and tested global compliance programs tailored to individualized risk-based assessments. These compliance programs have involved broad legal and regulatory matters, including anticorruption programs and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and OFAC and AML regulations.
Professionally, Joe is a Co-Chair of the Young White Collar Lawyer's group of the ABA's Criminal Justice Section in Washington, D.C. In this role, Joe coordinates programming and networking events for group members and attorneys with an interest in the field.
Joe earned his J.D. from the William & Mary School of Law, where he was honored with the Phoenix Award for service to the university. He received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude from The College of William & Mary, where he was recognized for his leadership, scholarship, and service by election to Omicron Delta Kappa.
Joe is admitted in Virginia and Washington, D.C., as well as to the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia and the District of Columbia.