Abernethy, Jonathan S.

800 Third AvenueNew York, NY 10022

Updated: 09/30/2016



Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • White Collar Defense, Regulatory Enforcement and Internal Investigations


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Council


  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1995 - 1996

Classes and Seminars

  • Insider Trading Post-Galleon, 5th Annual Hedge Fund General Counsel Summit
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Banking Law Committee of New York City Bar Association
  • The Ever-Expanding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Risk Management, Due Diligence, and Compliance Strategies
  • Health Care Fraud Enforcement Trends
  • Navigating the FCPA in Global Financial Transactions: Strategies to Reduce Risks, Anti-Fraud/Anti-Money Laundering Conference
  • What To Do When the Prosecutor Calls: Practical Criminal Defense Tips
  • Uncovering Recept FCPA Investigations and Predicting Future Enforcement Trends, FCPA and International Anti-Corruption for the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industries
  • International Investigations of Business Organizations


  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York, 1996
  • Stanford University
    Honors: With High Honors


Published Works

  • Lessons from the Galleon Prosecution, American Bar Association Securities Litigation Journal, Summer, 2011
  • The Next Wave: Finding the Line Between Puffery and Securities Fraud, The Champion (magazine of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), August, 2009
  • Skilling and the Future of Securities Fraud Cases, Securities Law 360, January 8, 2009
  • Fifth Circuit Affirms Skiing Conviction in Opinion that May Impact Future Securities Fraud Cases, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Alert, January, 2009

Office Information


800 Third AvenueNew York, NY 10022


  • (212) 957-4514


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