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Jane Chen Klinger

Counsel
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Jane Klinger is a counsel in the Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group in Washington, DC. She has extensive experience in internal investigations, white collar defense, and anti-corruption due diligence. Prior to joining the Firm, Jane worked for an international development non-profit organization, where she managed economic development projects in Asia and the Middle East funded by USAID, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

Jane has been recognized for her pro bono work, which involves the representation of minors in immigration and family court proceedings.

Practice Focus

Jane represents both domestic and international corporate clients in a broad range of compliance and dispute resolution matters, including criminal investigations by the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and other government agencies. She also advises clients on compliance programs, conducts enterprise risk assessments and guides corporations through post-settlement compliance obligations.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Managing and conducting a full-scale internal investigation on behalf of a consulting firm in connection with allegations of misconduct and state capture in South Africa.

  • Managed a full-scale internal investigation on behalf of a multinational software company on potential violations of the U.S. FCPA in South Africa.

  • Advised a global telecommunications giant on compliance program enhancements and implementation, risk assessments, and due diligence (including pre- and post-acquisition plans) for targets, as well as remediation of identified compliance issues.

  • Conducted compliance risk assessments for multinational companies, including for operations in India, Vietnam and the Philippines.

  • Assisted in an internal investigation for a Swiss bank in response to a US-Switzerland Program run by the US Department of Justice relating to resolving US criminal tax allegations.

  • Represented a global construction firm in FCPA investigations before the DOJ and State Department OIG.

  • Represented a global engineering firm in FCPA investigations before the DOJ and World Bank.

  • Assisted in representing a major financial institution in response to a cyber attack.

  • Advised a major telecommunications provider on compliance with a DOJ Civil Investigative Demand regarding competition issues.

  • Conducted anti-corruption due diligence on third-parties in, among other jurisdictions, China, India, Mexico, and Brazil.

Admissions

  • District of Columbia~United States (2009)
  • Illinois~United States (2008)

Education

  • George Washington University (JD) (2008)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (BA) (1999)

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin

Previous Offices

  • Hong Kong