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Jaime B. Guerrero

Foley & Lardner LLP
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Jaime Guerrero is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm's Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense Practice. Mr. Guerrero focuses in the areas of government enforcement actions, white collar criminal defense, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") investigations, accounting litigation, securities litigation, and partnership disputes. He represents companies and individuals in parallel civil and criminal proceedings initiated by regulatory and prosecuting agencies for a variety of alleged wrongdoing and business disputes. Mr. Guerrero has conducted internal investigations, in both English and Spanish, in Latin American countries. Mr. Guerrero is well-versed in accounting issues in light of his prior experience as a public accountant with Deloitte & Touche LLP before entering law school. 

Recent representations include:

  • Representation of a company in the food industry in a criminal antitrust investigation.
  • Representation of a company in the pharmaceutical industry in FCPA internal investigations in South America.
  • Representation of an investor in a partnership dispute involving alleged accounting fraud. The representation resulted in a successful settlement on behalf of the investor.
  • Representation of an agricultural entity in an international arbitration involving alleged accounting fraud.
  • Representation of a lawyer in a month-long fraud trial brought by the United States Attorney's Office. The firm's representation resulted in dismissal of all counts.
  • Criminal and SEC matters involving alleged backdating of stock options.

Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Guerrero was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles, where he investigated and tried before juries different types of federal criminal cases. He wrote appellate briefs and argued several times before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Before becoming a federal prosecutor, Mr. Guerrero worked as a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he litigated complex civil actions in federal and state courts. He represented an energy company in several antitrust actions in federal and state courts related to the California energy crisis. He also successfully handled a securities fraud lawsuit on behalf of a corporation against its former chief executive officer.

Mr. Guerrero served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert J. Kelleher, United States District Judge for the Central District of California, in Los Angeles, California.

Before law school, Mr. Guerrero was a public accountant, successfully completing the California Certified Public Accountant Examination, and worked for several years as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Guerrero's clients included financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies and agricultural entities.

Mr. Guerrero earned his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law (1997) and his B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley Haas Undergraduate School of Business (1991). He is admitted to the California Bar.

Mr. Guerrero is fluent in spoken and written Spanish and has reviewed and analyzed Spanish-language accounting work papers in connection with his representation of clients.


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