Jay is a trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor. His practice is focused on white collar criminal defense, crisis management, regulatory enforcement, and internal investigations.
Jay has extensive experience leading federal grand jury investigations. During his time with the U.S. Department of Justice, he developed significant capabilities in the areas of healthcare fraud, securities fraud, organized crime, money laundering, and corruption. Jay’s passion for courtroom advocacy is the foundation of his practice. In 13 years of criminal prosecution, Jay tried over 100 jury trials in both federal and state court.
With the U.S. Department of Justice, Jay served as a Deputy Criminal Chief in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas (Dallas). He oversaw various areas of white collar prosecution and also supervised the office’s Special Prosecutions section where he directly oversaw its healthcare fraud, public corruption, civil rights, and environmental crimes prosecutions. Before that, Jay supervised the office’s Major Crimes section where he led numerous white collar prosecutions involving government program fraud, identity theft, and securities fraud, among other areas. Jay’s prosecutions often involved high-profile matters related to cutting edge issues in money laundering and cyber-crime.
Jay was selected as the district’s Criminal Healthcare Fraud Coordinator in 2010. He led the roll out of Dallas’ Medicare Fraud Strike Force, also known as the Healthcare Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) – a partnership between the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Department of Justice’s Fraud Section, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Texas Attorney General’s Office (Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, or MFCU).
Jay also served as a member of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).
B.A., magna cum laude, Southern Methodist University (Honors Program), 1994
- Economics and International Studies
J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1997
United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan