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Jason A. Masimore
Lawyer
London
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ
+44 (0) 20 3301 6577
London
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ
+44 (0) 20 3301 6577

Jason Masimore is an experienced trial lawyer and investigator who represents institutions and individuals in cross-border white-collar crime and asset forfeiture defense, regulatory enforcement actions and internal investigations.

Mr. Masimore advises executives and corporations based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in responding to U.S. government investigations involving allegations of anti-corruption/bribery; securities, tax and accounting fraud; market manipulation; and violations of U.S. sanctions, among other violations. Mr. Masimore also advises and defends ultrahigh-net-worth individuals in Europe and the Middle East in connection with cross-border financial investigations involving potential forfeiture of internationally-located assets by U.S. authorities.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Masimore was a prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice (as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York). During his tenure, he prosecuted a wide range of matters including those involving asset forfeiture, bribery, securities fraud, bank fraud and wire fraud.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Masimore was a member of the white-collar and regulatory defense group at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District and Eastern District of New York

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, magna cum laude (Order of the Coif)
  • San Francisco Conservatory, MM
  • Eastman School of Music, BM

Select Engagements

  • Representation of a former senior managing director for an international financial services company charged by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) with securities and wire fraud.
  • Representation of an EMEA-based company in a multijurisdictional investigation involving allegations of bribery and money laundering.
  • Representation of a UK-based futures trader facing criminal and civil charges of commodities manipulation, fraud, and "spoofing" by the DOJ and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
  • Representation of more than 40 individuals pursuant to a DOJ, U.S. Department of the Treasury (DOT), Federal Reserve, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Division, and New York State Banking Department investigation into alleged violations of various banking regulations and the Iranian sanctions regime.
  • Representation of Jho Low, an international businessman, in legal matters arising out of the "1MDB" matter, which involve civil asset forfeiture proceedings brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as additional legal action from authorities located in Singapore, Switzerland and various other countries.
  • Representation of a medical professional in connection with an investigation by the DOJ regarding conspiracy to commit health care fraud.
 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • International Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • European Criminal Bar Association, Member
  • European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers, Member
  • Extradition Lawyers' Association, Committee Member

Publications & Presentations

  • “Active Investors and Responsible Shareholders Focusing on Compliance” February 1, 2017, Advanced Conference on International Compliance, Legal Risks and Corporate Integrity in Frankfurt
  • “Conflict of Interest” June 9, 2017, European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers Conference in Frankfurt
  • “Corruption Risks and Pitfalls in M&A Transactions” June 28, 2017, C5 Anti-Corruption London  
  • “Recent Developments in National Jurisdictions” October 7, 2017, European Criminal Bar Association Autumn Conference in Spain
  • “Global Trends in Corporate Criminal Responsibility” May 25, 2018, American Bar Association, Criminal Section Global Corporate Criminal Liability and International Internal Investigations in Frankfurt
  • Contributing author, "Securities Regulation and Investigations across EMEA" (The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review, Global Investigations Review, June 2017)
  • Author, "How to manage complex cross-border internal investigations" (Global Risk Regulator, March 2017)
  • Co-author, "When it comes to the crunch: what to do when you discover bribery in your business" (Fraud Intelligence, October 2016)
  • Speaker, "Regulatory Investigations — Reduce the Costs, Minimize the Risks" (Advisen, Webinar, September 2016)
  • Speaker, "Lessons Learned from Recent White Collar Trials" (PLI's White Collar Crime 2016: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, September 2016)

Credentials

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District and Eastern District of New York

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, magna cum laude (Order of the Coif)
  • San Francisco Conservatory, MM
  • Eastman School of Music, BM

Engagements

  • Representation of a former senior managing director for an international financial services company charged by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) with securities and wire fraud.
  • Representation of an EMEA-based company in a multijurisdictional investigation involving allegations of bribery and money laundering.
  • Representation of a UK-based futures trader facing criminal and civil charges of commodities manipulation, fraud, and "spoofing" by the DOJ and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
  • Representation of more than 40 individuals pursuant to a DOJ, U.S. Department of the Treasury (DOT), Federal Reserve, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Division, and New York State Banking Department investigation into alleged violations of various banking regulations and the Iranian sanctions regime.
  • Representation of Jho Low, an international businessman, in legal matters arising out of the "1MDB" matter, which involve civil asset forfeiture proceedings brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as additional legal action from authorities located in Singapore, Switzerland and various other countries.
  • Representation of a medical professional in connection with an investigation by the DOJ regarding conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • International Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • European Criminal Bar Association, Member
  • European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers, Member
  • Extradition Lawyers' Association, Committee Member

Publications & Presentations

  • “Active Investors and Responsible Shareholders Focusing on Compliance” February 1, 2017, Advanced Conference on International Compliance, Legal Risks and Corporate Integrity in Frankfurt
  • “Conflict of Interest” June 9, 2017, European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers Conference in Frankfurt
  • “Corruption Risks and Pitfalls in M&A Transactions” June 28, 2017, C5 Anti-Corruption London  
  • “Recent Developments in National Jurisdictions” October 7, 2017, European Criminal Bar Association Autumn Conference in Spain
  • “Global Trends in Corporate Criminal Responsibility” May 25, 2018, American Bar Association, Criminal Section Global Corporate Criminal Liability and International Internal Investigations in Frankfurt
  • Contributing author, "Securities Regulation and Investigations across EMEA" (The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review, Global Investigations Review, June 2017)
  • Author, "How to manage complex cross-border internal investigations" (Global Risk Regulator, March 2017)
  • Co-author, "When it comes to the crunch: what to do when you discover bribery in your business" (Fraud Intelligence, October 2016)
  • Speaker, "Regulatory Investigations — Reduce the Costs, Minimize the Risks" (Advisen, Webinar, September 2016)
  • Speaker, "Lessons Learned from Recent White Collar Trials" (PLI's White Collar Crime 2016: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, September 2016)