Jeff Schenk, former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the San Jose Branch of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, will join the Firm as a partner in the Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice. Mr. Schenk will be based in the Silicon Valley Office.
Mr. Schenk spent the last 17 years working for the Department of Justice at the intersection of regulatory and criminal enforcement. For more than 15 years, he served as a federal prosecutor and supervisory attorney in Northern California, where he led government investigations and prosecutions of a number of complex and high-profile matters. He was the lead trial lawyer in recent cases that captured international attention related to Silicon Valley startup Theranos, Inc., including the investigation of the company and the successful indictments and convictions of its two leaders, Elizabeth Holmes (Founder, Chairwoman, and CEO), and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani (President and COO).
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