Edmund ("Ned") W. Searby

Edmund (“Ned”) W. Searby is recognized by Chambers USA for his “excellent reputation in the area of federal criminal investigations and prosecutions and SEC enforcement actions.” He also represents clients in complex civil litigation, including antitrust, securities and general commercial litigation.  A former federal prosecutor, he brings to contested matters substantial experience as a trial attorney and appellate advocate.  Through his 25-year career, Ned has won a range of challenging and noteworthy cases, which are listed in part in the representative experience section for each practice area.  He has also conducted significant independent investigations for leading corporations, government entities and a research university.  Currently, Ned teaches criminal procedure at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

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Bruce H. Searby

Bruce H. Searby has successfully prosecuted and defended some of the most high-profile foreign and domestic bribery cases pursued by the federal government.  He won one of the few FCPA cases that has been tried to verdict before a jury.  His background also includes high-stakes civil securities fraud and general commercial litigation.  Bruce’s litigation experience has spanned from East Coast to West Coast, and from leading private law firms to the Department of Justice.  Through his 20-year career, Bruce has won cases at all procedural stages from the pleadings through to trial and appeals.  Specific matters are listed in the representative experience section for each practice area.

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Mark V. Jackowski

Mark V. Jackowski is of counsel with the firm.  He served for more than twenty years as a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice and the Office of the Independent Counsel.  He also served as a trial attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Amongst his prominent cases, he won money laundering convictions in the landmark trial of executives of Panamanian Bank, B.C.C.I. As Principal Deputy Independent Counsel, He secured a guilty plea from a former Clinton cabinet official for lying to the F.B.I.  He also conducted a series of investigations that assembled the evidence to indict former Panamanian President Manuel Noriega.  While with the Department of Justice, he twice won the Director’s Award: one of the highest awards given to Assistant United States Attorneys.

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