Jacqueline M. Arango

Chair, White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Practice at Akerman LLP

Jacqueline M. Arango

Jacqueline M. Arango

Chair, White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Practice at Akerman LLP

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Jacqueline Arango chair of Akerman's White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Practice. As a highly experienced litigator, Jacqueline represents businesses and individuals in a broad range of white collar criminal defense and complex civil matters. Jacqueline's practice includes internal corporate investigations, financial institution defense, government regulatory matters, and compliance counseling including advising clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She also advises clients on a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including contractual disputes, securities and other class action defense, civil fraud claims, and insolvency matters.

Prior to joining Akerman, Jacqueline worked for the United States Attorney where she served in various capacities. Most recently, she was appointed Deputy Chief of the Public Corruption and National Security Section where she oversaw public corruption and civil rights cases which included the investigation and prosecution of federal, state and local officials such as police officers, agents, prison superintendents, correctional officers, judges or other public officials for bribery, conflict of interest, embezzlement, extortion and other related offenses.

In this capacity, Jacqueline was also responsible for the supervision, investigation and prosecution of international and domestic terrorism cases. Before that, she was appointed to the Narcotics Section, where she was promoted to the Deputy Chief of that section and supervised 15 narcotics prosecutors and oversaw drug trafficking and money laundering investigations. She has tried in excess of 50 cases to conclusion before a jury in federal court. Jacqueline also litigated commercial cases in private practice before joining the United States Attorney's Office.

Jacqueline is also experienced handling international trade and economic sanctions matters. In the context of national security cases, she has handled numerous international weapons and sensitive technology trafficking cases involving the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Jacqueline has also served as an advisor to a United Nations subcommittee to prepare a resolution designed to enhance international cooperation in reducing small arms and light weapons proliferation.

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Jacqueline M. Arango
Chair, White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Practice at Akerman LLP
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JD
Class of 1986

The mission of the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law is to achieve excellence in educating professionals, advancing legal scholarship, serving the public, and fostering justice. We aspire to prepare lawyers to serve their clients, the justice system, and the public with a high level of accomplishment and a commitment to the highest ideals of the legal profession. We strive to provide students with a well-rounded legal education. Our curriculum is designed to teach students about the law and to help them develop the skills necessary to use that knowledge in practice. Our goal is for our graduates to possess the core competencies essential to embark on the practice of law.

BA in Journalism
Class of 1983

The University of South Carolina is home to more than 200 years of history and tradition, rising from a single building in 1805 on what would become the heart of the campus, the Horseshoe. The 11 buildings that now make up the Horseshoe frame a lush lawn that is an irresistible gathering place. The university is expanding west toward the Congaree River in support of its research initiatives in nanotechnology, health sciences, Future Fuels™, the environment and information technologies. This innovation district, Innovista, includes a master plan for policy, physical infrastructure and support elements for job creation and growth in the knowledge economy. Innovista promises to be an economic catalyst that will raise the state’s per-capita income and quality of life by attracting knowledge-based businesses and high-paying jobs to an urban research university campus within a community that has a high livability appeal. Joining the flagship campus in Columbia, are four-year campuses in Aiken, Beaufort and Upstate (Spartanburg andGreenville). Four two-year campuses in Lancaster, Sumter, Salkehatchie (Allendale and Walterboro) and Union help the university cover the state. In addition, the University of South Carolina's: Columbia campus has 324 degree programs through its 14 degree-granting colleges and schools. Students have been awarded more than $16.7 million for national scholarships and fellowships since 1994. Faculty generated $238 million in funding for research, outreach and training programs in fiscal year 2012. Carolina is one of only 63 public universities listed by the Carnegie Foundation in the highest tier of research institutions in the U.S.

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Chair, White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Practice
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Akerman LLP is a private company headquartered in the United States specializing in legal services.

Awards & Honors
Court Admission: US District Court, Southern District of Florida
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
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