Jessie K. Liu is a litigator in Morrison & Foerster's Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia offices and a member of the board of directors of Morrison & Foerster LLP. Ms. Liu focuses on advising and defending companies and individuals facing government investigations or enforcement actions, within the United States or around the world. Her clients rely on her extensive experience in managing all phases of a compliance issue from the internal investigation to the final resolution. She has represented clients in grand jury, congressional, and inspector general investigations and has substantial experience in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the False Claims Act. Ms. Liu also represents clients in a broad range of complex civil litigation in both state and federal courts. Her clients include sizable corporations in diverse fields, including the automotive, aerospace and defense, construction and real estate, energy, government contracting, and financial services industries, as well as high-profile individuals.
Ms. Liu has significant government experience. While an assistant United States attorney for the District of Columbia, she served as lead counsel in numerous trials and appeals on behalf of the government. As deputy chief of staff in the National Security Division of the Department of Justice and counsel to the deputy attorney general, she advised the Department’s leaders on a wide range of issues, including the national security implications of foreign investment, economic and trade sanctions, export controls, and national security–related civil litigation. She also served as deputy assistant attorney general in the Department’s Civil Rights Division, where she supervised approximately 100 attorneys in three litigating sections.
Ms. Liu is a member of the distinguished Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court, an invitation-only professional organization specializing in white-collar criminal prosecution and defense.
Representative Matters (Includes Prior Law Firm Experience)
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
False Claims Act and Procurement Fraud
National Security and Economic Sanctions
Jessie Liu has received the following rankings and recognitions:
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