Jim Asperger is the Co-Chair of Quinn Emanuel’s White Collar and Corporate Investigations Practice and has extensive experience representing publicly traded companies, audit committees, independent directors, and corporate officers in a variety of governmental investigations, including investigations into potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). For example, Jim served as a DOJ appointed monitor of Schnitzer Steel in examining its worldwide anticorruption policies; he represented the International Olympic Committee in the DOJ investigation relating to the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics alleged bribery scandal; he has represented many senior officers in connection with alleged violations of the FCPA; and he frequently represents major government contractors and officers in criminal investigations, including investigations into potential FCPA violations.
Jim has been repeatedly recognized in Chambers USA - America’s Leading Business Lawyers as a leading lawyer in the field of White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. Chambers USA ranks Jim in Band One for White Collar Crime & Government Investigations and praises him as having an "incredible grasp of the law, is very intelligent and a very good manager – he keeps everyone organized." Chambers also recognizes him as “"an established star" and "a brilliant courtroom lawyer," according to clients, who count upon his "proactive and strategic thinking" in a wide array of white-collar criminal matters. His clients include a range of high-level officers and directors, audit committees and public companies.” Jim is also the Former Chair of the ABA’s West Coast White Collar Crime Committee and is the Former Vice-Chair of the ABA’s National White Collar Crime Committee.