Colin R. Jennings serves as primary outside counsel for global compliance for more than 35 public and privately held global companies. He regularly provides guidance and counseling in connection with his clients’ ongoing compliance efforts related to their domestic and international operations, including, when necessary, investigation and defense of compliance-related concerns.
A significant portion of Colin’s practice focuses on conducting independent reviews of compliance programs, including the evaluation of each program’s structure, operation and performance. He regularly conducts compliance reviews and internal investigations throughout the US and globally. His advice on the design, implementation and assessment of compliance programs is informed by extensive experience not only handling investigations, but also in litigating claims arising from compliance-related matters. Colin regularly presents on global compliance programs, and is the author of numerous articles and chapters on the topic.
Colin has successfully tried numerous civil and criminal matters in various federal and state courts. His active litigation practice focuses on complex civil and criminal matters, including responses to governmental investigations and enforcement actions. As a natural extension of his compliance and litigation practice, Colin has an active data privacy and breach response practice. He regularly interacts with federal, state and international authorities concerning data breaches, and coordinates the forensic analysis, crisis communications and claims or litigation that inevitably follow a breach.
Colin’s criminal practice involves representing public and private corporations and business professionals in response to criminal or regulatory investigations. Throughout the US and globally, he conducts internal investigations into allegations of employee misconduct, fraud or other business crimes, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), False Claims Act, Economic Espionage Act, OFAC sanctions, money laundering and a variety of cybercrimes.
In addition, Colin has diverse and extensive experience in complex civil litigation arising from matters of fraud, abuse and criminal misconduct. This work includes the regular representation of professional athletes and other high-net-worth individuals who are the victims of fraud and violations of trust. Colin has represented athletes in all major sports leagues, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA and LPGA.
Investigations/White Collar Defense/Compliance
Complex Civil Litigation