Jaclyn Whittaker defends companies and individuals in government and internal investigations, with a focus on anti-bribery and corruption and False Claims Act matters. She has experience defending Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters, including conducting investigations, negotiating resolutions, and complying with post-resolution reporting obligations. Jaclyn regularly counsels clients on the creation and implementation of compliance and anti-corruption programs. She also maintains an active litigation practice and defends companies and their officers and directors in corporate governance, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and business fraud disputes in various federal and state courts.
Jaclyn represents a range of companies and individuals in civil and criminal matters before the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, state attorneys general, and other enforcement authorities. She is a member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association.
Jaclyn maintains an active pro bono practice and volunteers for the HIAS division in Philadelphia and a number of voting rights organizations nationally. She has also represented clients in civil rights cases before the Third Circuit and the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Jaclyn worked as a securities litigation and white collar defense associate at an international law firm and clerked on the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Represented multinational companies in FCPA investigations in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia, and defended related inquiries by the US Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission
Represented a multinational company in connection with its reporting obligations to the US Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission
Counseled US public companies regarding the development, implementation, evaluation, and auditing of anti-corruption and compliance programs
Defended a US public company in a federal criminal prosecution for violating DOT regulations
Defended major pharmaceutical manufacturers, national pharmacy chains, integrated healthcare systems, and health insurers in a variety of False Claims Act, AKS, state unfair trade practices, and consumer protection matters
Counseled pharmaceutical manufacturers, national pharmacy chains, integrated healthcare systems, and health insurers on numerous compliance and health fraud issues
Represented a healthcare conglomerate in a state tax fraud investigation
Represented a US public company in state tax fraud investigation
Defended a US public company in defense contract related FCA investigation
Defended health insurer in non-intervened qui tam litigation
Defended health insurer in tortious interference litigation
Defended real estate investment group in federal international money laundering and bribery investigation
Defended property insurer in state and federal business fraud litigation and related inquiries by the Securities and Exchange Commission
Defended an investment advisor to a mutual fund in excessive fee litigation
Defended renewable energy company in securities class action and related derivative actions alleging misrepresentations regarding company’s technology
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2013, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Villanova University, 2009, B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
Clerkship to Judge Kent A. Jordan of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2014 - 2015)
Clerkship to Judge Paul S. Diamond of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2013 - 2014)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
Member, Women’s White Collar Defense Association
Member, Order of the Coif
Comment Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Moot Court Board, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor