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Joksimovic, Tomislav

Tomislav A. Joksimovic

Partner

tomjoksimovic@quinnemanuel.com
Direct Tel: +1 202-538-8302, Direct Fax: +1 202-538-8100
Washington, D.C.
Tel: +1 202 538 8000 Fax: +1 202 538 8100

Tomislav A. Joksimovic is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  His practice focuses on defending major financial institutions, large international companies, senior executives, and government officials in global government enforcement actions and complex civil litigation. 

Tom represents clients in criminal, regulatory, and congressional investigations involving allegations of money laundering, corruption, Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) violations, tax fraud, securities fraud, insider trading, and other corporate misconduct.  Enhanced by his in-house experience as the Global Head of Litigation and Investigations for an international European bank, he also supports clients in conducting effective and efficient internal investigations and strengthening their anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, and sanctions compliance programs. 

Tom is a native German speaker and predominantly advises non-U.S. clients in multi-jurisdictional, cross-border proceedings encompassing Europe, Asia, and Africa. 

  • Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. (“BJB”), a Swiss publicly traded bank and the world’s largest pure private bank, in a DOJ criminal investigation into whether it assisted U.S. taxpayers to avoid paying taxes by holding their assets in secret accounts at BJB in Switzerland.  BJB avoided prosecution by entering into a deferred prosecution agreement pursuant to which it paid a total of $547.25 million, including an $81 million penalty.  This reflected an approximately 85 percent reduction from the low-end of the range for the penalty, which could have ranged from approximately $540 million to over $1 billion.  The 85 percent reduction is the largest reduction ever publicly reported by the DOJ in any criminal context.  The Bank also avoided any monitorship. 
  • Non-U.S. banks in a DOJ investigation into potential money laundering of proceeds of corruption related to the ongoing high-level DOJ prosecution of individuals affiliated with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (“FIFA”).
  • EFG Bank, one of Switzerland's largest private banks in DOJ's investigation of tax evasion by US taxpayers using the Swiss banking industry. EFG was one of over 100 Swiss banks that participated in the DOJ-Swiss program for resolving disputes with DOJ, and the bank obtained a non-prosecution agreement and one of the most favorable settlements in the program.
  • Two international banks in the Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (“PdVSA”) global criminal investigations.  Specifically, we represent the banks in U.S. and Swiss (with Swiss co-counsel) criminal investigations focused on whether accounts at the banks were used to pay bribes to PdVSA officials and, if so, whether bank employees were involved in or knew that the accounts were being used to pay bribes.
  • A major U.S. technology company in connection with an internal investigation into potential violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) in Mexico.
  • A senior executive of a U.S. pharmaceutical company based in Europe in connection with a DOJ and SEC investigation into violations of the FCPA in Russia.
  • The sellers of a privately held software company in a purchase price dispute with the buyer of the company, a private equity fund (successfully recovered over $13 million).
  • An offshore investment company in a high-profile insider trading action by the U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission (“SEC”) (reached a favorable settlement with the SEC).
  • A senior executive of a Swiss pharmaceutical company in an insider trading investigation (reached a favorable settlement with the SEC).
  • The CEO of several German companies in parallel SEC and DOJ investigations into allegations of investor fraud in connection with binary options trading. 
  • A major German construction company in an internal investigation and related U.S. government inquiry into potentially fraudulent conduct related to U.S. Army contracts.
  • The Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, in a precedent-setting civil forfeiture proceeding brought by the DOJ that raised novel issues regarding the role of foreign law under the U.S. money laundering statutes.  Successfully resolved the case.
  • The Chief Compliance Officer of a German financial institution in connection with a New York District Attorney investigation into the termination of a senior executive (no criminal charges filed).
  • Fordham University School of Law
    (J.D., 2006)
  • University of California, Los Angeles  
    (B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2003)
The District of Columbia Bar; The State Bar of New York
  • German
  • Serbian
  • Spanish
  • EFG International:
    • Global Head of Litigation and Investigations, 2016-2018
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP:
    • Of Counsel, 2013-2016
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP:
    • Associate, 2011-2012; 2013
  • Sidley Austin LLP:
    • Associate, 2012-2013
  • Clifford Chance US LLP:
    • Associate, 2006-2011