Jeremy D. Dresner

Jeremy Dresner’s practice focuses on government and internal investigations, regulatory counseling and crisis management assistance. He regularly counsels major financial institutions, market-leading companies and senior executives facing high-stakes reputational matters, frequently in connection with enforcement proceedings, congressional investigations and actions with significant collateral consequences.


Mr. Dresner is a trusted counselor to some of the world’s highest-profile companies, particularly as they face scrutiny from regulators, law enforcement and Congress. He provides investigations-related guidance, regulatory advice and strategic counseling to a broad range of companies and senior executives confronting criminal, civil and congressional matters. He regularly advises companies facing public affairs challenges at the intersection of law and policy and prepares CEOs and other senior executives to testify before Congress.  

Many of Mr. Dresner’s clients are among the world’s leading financial institutions. He is experienced in leading complex internal investigations and teams of lawyers in responding to enforcement inquiries by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Inspector General’s offices and other government regulators. Mr. Dresner has conducted numerous internal investigations, both in the US and abroad, relating to many prominent topics, including anti–money laundering (AML) and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) enforcement, consumer financial protection, offshore tax evasion, insider fraud, and public corruption. Mr. Dresner also provides regulatory counseling to financial institutions and government-sponsored enterprises, including on matters involving AML/BSA compliance and financial crime risk assessments.

Mr. Dresner has experience representing corporations and company witnesses in connection with testimony in criminal and other regulatory enforcement matters. His experience includes representing clients before the DOJ, Congress, the Federal Reserve, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), FINRA, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Inspector General's offices. Mr. Dresner also has a background in litigation at the trial and appellate levels.


Mr. Dresner previously provided strategic communications counseling and advice to a variety of candidates for statewide office as a political consultant, including candidates for governor and Congress. He joined the firm in 2006 and returned in 2008 after serving as a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.


    • Counsel to major financial service companies in connection with investigations by and hearings before the House Financial Services Committee
    • Counsel to a global financial institution in connection with criminal, civil and international congressional investigations relating to offshore tax evasion
    • Counsel for a leading US retailer in connection with financial crime risk assessment
    • Counsel to a global financial institution in connection with Panama Papers investigation
    • Representing financial institutions in connection with matters before the Federal Housing Finance Agency
    • Counsel to a financial institution in connection with inquiries by the Senate Banking Committee
    • Counsel to companies in connection with inquiries by the Senate Finance Committee
    • Counsel to a global financial institution in a FINRA investigation of its AML controls
    • Counsel to major financial services company in connection with a Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) inquiry regarding commodities holdings
    • Counsel to a global financial institution in connection with a high profile Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and anti-money laundering (AML) investigation by the Senate PSI
    • Counsel to major financial institution in connection with a CFPB inquiry regarding the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)
    • Counsel to corporate clients in connection with John Doe Summonses issued by the Internal Revenue Service
    • Representing corporate and individual clients in connection with investigations by federal agencies and Inspector General's Offices
    • Counsel to hedge fund in connection with inquiry by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
    • Counsel to company in connection with marketing practices inquiry by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
    • Counsel to non-profit organization in connection with testimony before the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
    • Counsel to secret service agent in connection with high profile inquiry regarding Presidential visit to South America
    • Presenting oral argument in an Eleventh Circuit appeal involving claims of excessive bail and due process violations


  • Recognized as a 2016 and 2017 "Rising Star" in government relations by Washington DC Super Lawyers

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  • Education

    • JD, Duke University School of Law, 2006

      magna cum laude Order of the Coif
    • BA, Public Policy, Duke University, 2000

      cum laude
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • California

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Susan H. Black, US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2007 - 2008