GIR Names White Collar Defense and Investigations Chair Jodi Avergun to the Top 100 Women in Investigations Survey

July 05, 2018


Ron Brandsdorfer
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Global Investigations Review (GIR) has selected Jodi L. Avergun, chair of Cadwalader’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice, for inclusion in its prestigious 2018 Women in Investigations survey. The survey spotlights the top 100 female practitioners from across the globe, from a variety of professional backgrounds and career levels, who have made a mark in the field of investigations.

“I am pleased to be recognized as a standout female professional in this area,” said Avergun. “Over the years I have seen an evolution of women white-collar professionals, who are getting and winning the big cases, and increasingly being recognized for the skills and attributes that women bring to advising their clients. I am especially proud that there is such a widely diverse and highly talented field of women from which GIR had to choose for inclusion in this survey.”

In her profile, Avergun describes the skills and experience essential to her work, career highlights, issues keeping clients up at night, Cadwalader’s best-in-class representation, and the most interesting place her job has taken her.

Based in Washington, DC, Avergun is an experienced former federal prosecutor whose practice focuses on representing corporations and individuals in criminal and regulatory matters involving, among other things, FCPA, securities enforcement, health care, and general white collar matters. She has successfully represented both companies and senior executives in internal investigations, matters before regulatory bodies including the SEC and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and in civil and criminal matters in federal court. Avergun has also designed and implemented compliance programs for a variety of her clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Avergun was a senior official in the Department of Justice, where she served as chief of staff of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and in several leadership positions within the Criminal Division and the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.

Read GIR’s profile on Jodi Avergun here.