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Jonathan B. Leiken

Jonathan B. Leiken

Diebold Inc.
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
North Canton, OH, USA


Jonathan Leiken was appointed senior vice president, chief legal officer and secretary for Diebold, Incorporated, in May 2014. He oversees the company’s global legal function and global corporate compliance program, and serves as the corporate secretary to Diebold’s Board of Directors.

Leiken previously worked as a partner at global law firm Jones Day, where he represented public and private companies, boards of directors, special committees and individuals in government investigations, complex civil lawsuits and at trial. As outside counsel, Leiken represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in litigation and investigative matters in state and federal court and before the United States Department of Justice and U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. He has conducted international inquiries for U.S. public companies on four continents, provided guidance on international acquisitions, and advised clients on developing effective worldwide compliance programs. While at Jones Day, Leiken served as one of Diebold’s leading external counsel on various litigation and investigative matters.

For over ten years, Leiken has served as an adjunct professor of law at Case Western Reserve University Law School where he teaches a course on prosecuting and defending white collar crime.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Leiken served as a federal prosecutor, working as an assistant United States attorney in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in the United States Department of Justice. As a federal prosecutor, Leiken successfully tried numerous criminal cases to jury verdicts in New York federal court and represented the United States on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Leiken earned commendations from numerous federal agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Secret Service and several local police departments during his tenure as an assistant United States attorney.
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