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Gray, Jason
Direct Tel: +61 2 9146 3650
Sydney
Tel: +61 2 9146 3500 Fax: +61 2 9146 3600

For over 20 years Jason has advised individuals, boards, and companies in complex and high stakes white-collar crime matters and civil enforcement proceedings, government/parliamentary inquiries, anti-corruption commission proceedings, cross-border and regulatory investigations, and related litigation in federal and state courts as well as administrative tribunals.  He advises clients on a broad range of white-collar matters, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), economic and trade sanctions, extradition, money laundering, modern slavery, corporate fraud and employee misconduct, and financial services misconduct (including insider trading and market manipulation).

Jason has been consistently recognized as a leading individual in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for White Collar Crime and Corporate Investigations, as well as Anti-Bribery and Corruption. Client testimonials state:

  • Jason is fantastic. He's super responsive, helpful and thoughtful. As someone we could rely on for a well-thought-through and sensible steer in a touchy and sensitive factual situations, his service was excellent.” 
  • “[Jason and his team] team ha[ve] provided high-quality advice on internal investigations in India.  The location of the team combined with having US qualified and highly-experienced lawyers in the APAC region makes them an ideal choice for anything FCPA-related.  They team communicates extremely well and are pragmatic in their advice and approach to complex investigations.  They are flexible and open to finding solutions to manage their work in a cost-effective way.”

Others say: “Jason is clearly a subject matter expert when it comes to [white collar crime] compliance matters, giving legal advice that is not only compelling but also very much valued.”  He also wins high praise from clients as being able to combine “deep substantive knowledge with a pragmatism" that is particularly helpful in the strategic planning for, and conduct of, litigation and investigations, as well as being “very hands-on, very commercially aligned with [client] objectives, and very easy to work with.”

A particular focus of much of Jason’s work is compliance with anti-bribery and corruption laws.  Jason is a recognized market leader in the Asia-Pacific region in the area of FCPA enforcement, compliance and regulation.  His experience under the FCPA, UK Bribery Act, Australian Criminal Code and similar laws includes assisting clients with government-initiated and internal investigations throughout the Asia Pacific region, including in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, Laos, China, South Korea, Australia, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. In addition, Jason also has considerable experience in Africa (particularly South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Angola, Mozambique and Egypt) and South America (particularly, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela).  Jason is also recognized for his significant expertise in the development and implementation of ABC, sanctions and AML compliance programs, policies and structures designed to prevent and detect potential violations of law, as well as in the conduct of compliance-related due diligence investigations of business partners and third parties.

In this aspect of his practice, Jason is regularly involved in advising company boards and audit committees with respect to the many complicated issues that can arise in internal investigations, including consideration of disclosure to government and responding to whistle-blower complaints, as well as addressing cross-border discovery, privilege and data privacy issues.

Jason’s litigation practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in high stakes civil disputes in superior courts and administrative tribunals, as well as before government inquiries and commissions, often in matters related to his white collar practice.  He has been trusted by clients in relation to bet-the-company litigation, shareholder and joint venture disputes, trade secret litigation, employment litigation, defamation proceedings, shareholder disputes, and administrative and judicial review matters.

Jason joined Quinn Emanuel from another global law firm where he led that firms white collar crime and investigations practice throughout the Asia-Pacific.  He previously spent close to a decade in the New York office of a U.S.-headquartered global law firm where he was a counsel in the white-collar crime and government enforcement practice group of that firm. Jason has also spent time as an enforcement attorney at Australia’s corporate and markets regulator, and at the beginning of his legal career clerked for the Chief Justice of the Federal Court

  • Harvard Law School
    (Master of Laws, 2002)
    • Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship
    • Lionel Murphy Postgraduate Scholarship
  • The University of Sydney
    (Bachelor of Laws, First Class Honours, 2000)
  • University of Sydney
    (B.A., First Class Honours and the University Medal, 1998) 
  • High Court of Australia
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • The State Bar of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals:
    • Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court:
    • Southern District of New York
    • Eastern District of New York
  • Member, Law Society of NSW
  • Member, Law Council of Australia, Foreign Corrupt Practices Working Party