George Jackson III is a former assistant United States attorney who has built a successful practice in complex white collar defense and government investigations. He focuses his practice in the areas of complex civil litigation while serving as a leading member of the firm's White Collar Defense and Government Investigations practice. George counsels corporations and individuals in various white collar matters, including public corruption, health care fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, ITAR and export enforcement, highly complex real estate fraud charges, securities fraud, and bank fraud. He has conducted numerous corporate internal investigations, and represents clients in grand jury investigations and prosecutions brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and by federal and state agencies. His representations in complex litigation matters include product defense in catastrophic injury and fatality cases, class action lawsuits, ERISA, trade secret violations, enforcement of executive non-competition agreements, government contract (FAR) matters, and FDIC takeovers.
George previously served as an assistant United States attorney in Chicago, where he investigated and prosecuted complex national and international federal crimes, including bank fraud, RICO, and tax fraud matters. He has worked in conjunction with the U.S. Office of International Affairs, Interpol, and several foreign governments in locating and seizing offshore accounts and assets, obtaining evidence, and extraditing individuals. He has drafted many federal appellate briefs and presented numerous oral arguments before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth, Seventh and Second Circuits. George has prosecuted approximately 30 jury trials and conducted hearings before United States magistrates and federal judges nationwide.
As an assistant United States attorney, he supervised multi-year investigations of illegal trade with Iran, resulting in the prosecution of corporate defendants in the Chicago area and prosecution of corporations in Canada and New York, and the investigation and prosecution of Russian organized crime members.