Jason Gonzalez represents entities and individuals in all types of government investigations, prosecutions and regulatory proceedings. He also represents a diverse client base in federal and state commercial litigation and counsels clients regarding data security and privacy.
I focus my practice on three primary areas.
I leverage my nearly twelve years of experience as a federal prosecutor and deputy city attorney to represent entities and individuals under investigation by federal, state and local agencies. I’ve helped clients in matters brought by the criminal divisions of the Northern, Central, and Southern District of California U.S. Attorney’s offices, as well as from the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office’s Economic Crimes Unit, the District of Alaska U.S. Attorney’s Office, the California Department of Justice, the California Department of Health Care Services and the Tax Division of the Central District U.S. Attorney’s Office. I’ve also served clients facing matters brought by federal agencies including the SEC, FBI, FAA, Customs, DHS, HHS, TSA, the Federal Maritime Commission and the IRS. In addition, I assist clients through internal investigations and compliance with the requirements attached to conducting business on a global scale, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
I’ve personally handled over 25 jury trials and dozens of arbitrations and other contested court proceedings. I leverage this experience to help clients involved in commercial litigation regarding alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), breach of contract, alleged violations of the California wiretapping statute, commercial fraud claims and alleged violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
I use my training and experience as a former federal prosecutor and as a managing director of a digital risk management and computer forensics firm to help clients assess and improve their data security and compliance with data privacy laws.
The government is increasingly using criminal law to address issues formerly handled through civil enforcement and is more heavily relying on (and incentivizing) private “whistleblowers.” Clients should proactively address this increasingly risky business environment through effective compliance and, if necessary, vigorous defense.
Law360 | April 15, 2015
Los Angeles Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Jason Gonzalez and Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Eric Walz authored this article on claims against businesses handling personal data within the European Union based on an expanded interpretation of the Data Privacy Act.
Los Angeles Business Journal | March 26, 2015
Los Angeles Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Jason Gonzalez is quoted in this article discussing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation behind the ousting of the former American Apparel CEO and founder.
Cybersecurity and Securities Alert | 02.23.18
NP Privacy Partner | 01.27.17
Cybersecurity Alert | 01.19.17
NP Privacy Partner | 08.19.16
NP Privacy Partner | 07.29.16
NP Privacy Partner | 03.04.16
Privacy Alert | 03.03.16
NP Privacy Partner | 02.05.16
NP Privacy Partner | 08.14.15
01.19.17 | San Francisco, CA
01.21.16 | Los Angeles, CA
10.21.15 | Rochester, NY
10.20.15 | Buffalo, NY
Stanford University, J.D.
University of Michigan, B.A., with high honors
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California