As a white-collar and commercial litigator, 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 regularly counsels clients on the creation and implementation of compliance programs. Jaclyn also maintains an active litigation practice and defends companies and their officers and directors in corporate governance, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract 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. 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.
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