Jennifer L. Beidel is a trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor who represents organizations and individuals in white collar criminal defense cases, internal investigations, corporate compliance matters, and complex commercial disputes. As co-chair of the Firm's White Collar and Government Enforcement Practice, she draws on her extensive trial and investigative experience — in both the private and public sectors — to assist clients facing criminal and civil allegations of fraud and other misconduct in the health care, life sciences, food and agriculture, and financial services industries, among others.
Prior to joining the Firm, Jennifer served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, where she was a member of the Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Unit.
During her years as a prosecutor, Jennifer led investigations and prosecutions in a variety of areas, including: tax fraud; health care fraud including cases involving HIPPA and confidential health information; cybercrime; bank and wire fraud; securities fraud; consumer fraud; bribery; and money laundering. Jennifer also worked closely with numerous government agencies, including the FBI, SEC, IRS, DEA, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, Secret Service, Postal Inspection Service, and New York State Department of Financial Services. As many of her investigations were international in scope, Jennifer also worked closely with the governments of various foreign partners, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, and the Dominican Republic.
Jennifer has extensive experience appearing before judges and juries, including federal and state jury trials; sentencing, plea, and bail hearings; FINRA arbitrations; mediations; and multiple appellate arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Jennifer brings her personal background in agriculture to bear in many of her cases, having been raised on a livestock farm and studied agriculture at Penn State. Jennifer also writes and speaks regularly on agriculture and white collar criminal defense topics.