Jonathan R. Streeter
Partner | New York
Jonathan R. Streeter

Jonathan R. Streeter, co-chair of Dechert’s global litigation practice, focuses on white collar and securities litigation matters, trial practice, complex business disputes, internal investigations and DOJ, SEC, CFTC and other government agency enforcement actions.

Mr. Streeter represents companies, financial institutions and individuals in government investigations, civil litigation, internal investigations and at trial. During the course of his career he has tried eighteen federal jury trials and two bench trials. He also has significant appellate experience, having successfully briefed and argued sixteen appeals before the Second Circuit.

Colleagues and adversaries quoted in The Wall Street Journal have described Mr. Streeter as “unflappable” and as a “go-to,” “seasoned” trial lawyer who has “a good rapport with the jury.” Since 2015, Chambers USA has ranked him for his white collar and government investigations work in private practice, stating that interviewees are “incredibly impressed” and describe him as “a very prepared lawyer and a very smart guy.” He has also been recognized for his white collar defense practice by The Legal 500 US since 2013 and Benchmark Litigation 2015 named him a Litigation Star and praised the "high marks" he received from clients and peers. Mr. Streeter has also been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the 500 leading lawyers in America. 

Prior to joining Dechert in early 2012, Mr. Streeter served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 2000 to 2012. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he was lead trial counsel for the government in the Galleon case United States v. Raj Rajaratnam, one of the largest insider trading cases in history. He also served as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and on the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. In those roles, he investigated and prosecuted a wide array of federal securities fraud offenses and coordinated parallel civil proceedings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition to the Rajaratnam case, he successfully prosecuted Marc Dreier’s US$700 million fraud that victimized various hedge funds and tried a two-month long accounting fraud case against the CEO of the Duane Reade drug store chain. He received the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award, which is the Department of Justice’s highest award given to attorneys, for Outstanding Achievement in Asset Forfeiture on the Dreier case, and received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service on the Rajaratnam trial.

From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Streeter practiced as a litigator in the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm. He focused on civil trials and pre-trial litigation, including antitrust, product liability, contract, trade secret and patent matters.

  • Representing numerous hedge funds, financial institutions and individuals in U.S. Attorney’s Office and SEC insider trading investigations
  • Melvin Capital in Congressional hearings and an SEC investigation resulting from the GameStop meme stock rally
  • Icahn Enterprises in DOJ and SEC investigations and civil litigation arising out of a short seller report
  • Energy Harbor Corp. in a DOJ investigation and a state Attorney General and various civil litigations arising out of a public corruption inquiry in Ohio
  • Huawei Technologies and several of its subsidiaries in a number of US criminal matters, including RICO indictment, criminal prosecution, export control work, and other civil matters raising criminal law considerations
  • BLOM Bank S.A.L in litigation arising under the Anti-Terrorism Act
  • A bank executive in government investigations and litigation arising from the closure of Signature Bank
  • A Covid-19 testing company in a DOJ False Claims Act investigation
  • Various executives in SEC investigations and civil litigation related to electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers
  • A portfolio manager at Allianz in a DOJ and SEC investigation
  • Various individuals in the DOJ, SEC, Federal Reserve Bank and Hong Kong SFC investigations into bonds issued by 1MDB, a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund
  • Fortune 500 companies and various corporate executives in DOJ and SEC Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations
  • An internal investigation by a publicly traded pharmaceutical company into potential revenue recognition/accounting fraud issues
  • Jon Corzine in the CFTC enforcement action and multiple complex civil cases brought following the bankruptcy of MF Global
  • The Dow Chemical Company in a jury trial of civil antitrust claims in federal court
  • The Takata Corporation in an internal investigation and DOJ investigation of faulty air bags
  • Executives at a publicly traded REIT in a civil securities class action lawsuit
  • Numerous traders at Citibank in a CFTC investigation of treasury bond trading practices
  • A credit union in an investigation by the New York State Department of Financial Services
  • Various hedge funds and mutual funds in connection with best compliance practices, including the prevention of insider trading
  • The CEO of a foreign currency options brokerage firm in a CFTC enforcement action and New York Attorney General and UK Financial Conduct Authority investigation
  • An executive at a major auto manufacturer in DOJ and EPA investigations concerning diesel emissions standards and related civil litigations
  • An executive in connection with the DOJ investigation of corruption in international soccer
  • Corporate executives at Japanese auto parts manufacturers in DOJ antitrust price fixing investigations
  • A Fortune 500 company in an internal investigation of payments to government entities
  • Various individuals in DOJ and UK Financial Conduct Authority FOREX and LIBOR probes
  • A hedge fund in a civil contract dispute in federal district court and Delaware Chancery Court
  • A lawyer at General Motors in the DOJ investigation of faulty ignition switches
  • A lawyer at Blackrock in an SEC investigation of alleged conflict of interest violations
  • Selective Disclosure and Insider Trading Considerations for U.S. Fund Managers in the Current Environment — COVID-19 Coronavirus Business Impact Webinar (May 1, 2020)
  • Alternative Data: Access & Alpha – Presented by Eagle Alpha, New York, NY (May 15, 2019)
  • Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts: Insider Trading – Presented by Dechert, Webinar (December 13, 2018)
  • SBAI Institutional Investor Roundtable — Montreal (November 27, 2018)
  • NACD's Advanced Director Professionalism Foundation Course — Austin, TX (June 11, 2018)
  • MFA West 2018 — Presented by the Managed Funds Association, Santa Barbara, CA (May 7-8, 2018)
  • Global Alternative Funds Symposium – Presented by Dechert, New York, NY (May 2, 2018)
  • Annual Antitrust Spring Seminar – Presented by Dechert, Philadelphia, PA (April 10, 2018)
  • SBAI Big Data Roundtable — New York, NY (March 6, 2018)
  • Discovery Day Miami - 2018 — Miami, FL (January 31, 2018)
  • When Will We See the First Legal Case Involving Alternate Data? — Artificial Intelligence & Data Science Conference, New York, NY (December 6, 2017)
  • Northwestern Conference on Contemporary Issues in Complex Litigation — Evanston, IL (November 29, 2017)
  • Big Data in Capital Markets Investing – Presented by Dechert, Webinar (November 14, 2017)
  • Compliance Disruptors: Seismic Shifts of the Regulatory Landscape —Napa, CA (October 10, 2017)
  • Whistleblowers Panel — KKR's 2017 General Counsel & Regulatory Affairs Conference, (May 23, 2017)
  • Emerging Trends in the Regulation of Trading —MFA's Legal & Compliance 2017 Conference, New York, NY (May 9, 2017)
  • Anatomy of an Insider Trading Investigation — SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society Annual Seminar, San Diego, CA (March 21, 2017)
  • What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Insider Trading – Presented by Dechert, New York, NY (February 21, 2017)
  • The Defense Perspective: Strategies and Practical Considerations from the Source — 48th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, New York, NY (November 2, 2016)
  • Defending Companies and Individuals in Domestic and Cross-Border Regulatory Investigations — 4th Annual Securities Litigation and Enforcement Institute, New York, NY (October 16, 2015)
  • Annual Antitrust Spring Seminar – Presented by Dechert, New York, NY (May 5, 2015)
  • The Criminalization of Product Liability Law: How the Investigation of Product Recalls by Criminal Prosecutors Impacts Inside and Outside Counsel — 2015 Corporate Counsel College, Chicago, IL (April 17, 2015)
  • The ‘Wrong' Knowledge Shared — The AlphaSights Knowledge Summit 2014, New York, NY (November 19, 2014)
  • Insider Trading: The Landscape Today — Law and Finance Summit presented by the Finance & Banking Network and the Colgate Lawyers Association, New York, NY (October 18, 2014)
  • Recent Enforcement Trends in the US, Asia and Europe and How They Affect Brazil and South America — Global Enforcement and Regulatory Developments and Their Affect on Brazil, São Paulo (May 8, 2014)
  • General Counsel Breakfast Session – Presented by Dechert, New York, NY (April 23, 2014)
  • Addressing the New Paradigm of Enforcement Priorities & Initiatives™ — Regulation, Operations & Compliance (ROC) Cayman 2014™, Cayman Islands (March 13, 2014)
  • Anatomy of Investigatory & Prosecution Process and Practice – Presented by Dechert, Webinar (January 29, 2014)
  • Enforcement Trends Around the Globe – Presented by Dechert, New York, NY (October 24, 2013)
  • Fund Governance Summit: Regulatory Enforcement, Dispute Resolution and Asset Recovery — Institute for International Research, New York, NY (October 2, 2013)
  • Chairman Mary Jo White - An Era of Bold and Unrelenting Enforcement – Regulatory Compliance Association U.S. Practice Edge Series Session, Telecast (July 18, 2013)
  • Managing Antitrust Risk and Staying Compliant in an Evolving Antitrust Landscape — Presented by ACC GNY with sponsorship by Dechert LLP, New York, NY (June 12, 2013)
  • The Galleon Case: An Insider's View — Discussion and Drinks, London (May 20, 2013)
  • Financial Fraud: How New Investigative Techniques Are Shaping Insider Trading, Securities Fraud, Money Laundering, Tax Evasion and Books & Records Investigations — American Conference Institute Advanced Summit on White Collar Litigation, New York, NY (January 22, 2013)
  • Insider Trading and Enforcement – The Continental Divide™ — Regulatory Compliance Association's Compliance Risk & Enforcement 2012™, New York, NY (December 18, 2012)
  • Investigating Wall Street — Bloomberg Hedge Funds Summit, New York, NY (December 5, 2012)
  • A View from the Front Lines — The Past, Present and Future of Insider Trading: A 50th Anniversary Re-examination of Cady, Roberts and the Revolution It Began, New York, NY (November 16, 2012)
  • Topics in Federal Criminal Prosecution — Yale Law School, New Haven, CT (March 7, 2012)
  • Securities Litigation after Dodd-Frank: What Happened in 2011 and What Lies Ahead? — New York University Stern School of Business/NERA Economic Consulting Roundtable, New York, NY (March 6, 2012)
  • Plenary Panel on Recent Trials — American Bar Association National Institute on White Collar Crime, Miami Beach, FL (March 1, 2012)
  • After Raj – How Will the Insider Trading Convictions of 2011 Impact the Industry and the Ways in Which it Does Business in the Future? — GAIM USA Hedge Fund Industry Conference, Boca Raton, FL (January 24, 2012)
  • Q&A Following Premiere of “Unraveled,” a Documentary about Marc Dreier — New York Documentary Film Festival, New York, NY (November 1, 2011)
  • Insider Trading: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Headed? — Colgate University, Hamilton, NY (October 1, 2011)
    • Colgate University, A.B., 1990, cum laude, Recipient of Award for Most Outstanding History Student
    • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 1994, cum laude, Associate Articles Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review, Recipient of the William Jennings Bryan Award as winner of the Northwestern University Moot Court Competition
    • New York
    • District of Columbia
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Honorable Melvin T. Brunetti