About Jason Williamson

When businesses require support in responding to a potential criminal, civil or regulatory matter, Jason Williamson knows best how to meet their objectives and mitigate the risks. As a White Collar, Investigations and Compliance associate, his practice focuses on corporate crime, investigations, and civil and criminal litigation, including asset tracing and recovery.

Crisis management and response

Jason regularly advises clients on a broad range of compliance risks, including financial crime, fraud and corruption. His experience includes conducting and advising on internal investigations into allegations of corporate misconduct, with particular experience in fraud, bribery and money laundering. He has also conducted investigations into allegations of other civil and criminal offenses, including data privacy and regulatory breaches.

He represents corporates and individuals involved in civil and criminal investigations initiated by both domestic and international law enforcement and regulators. This includes acting for defendants and interested third parties.

He leads his clients through complex civil and criminal litigation, including both bringing and defending civil fraud actions. This has included assisting clients in obtaining interim relief in support of English civil proceedings to trace and recover assets in multiple jurisdictions. His understanding of the complexities involved in such cases ensures a successful business partnership with his clients, and provides solutions that work long term.

In addition, he works on the prosecutor side in assisting clients in bringing private prosecutions — acting for industry bodies and corporates who are trying to deter a particular type of crime.

Prior to joining Katten, he practiced in the Corporate Crime and Investigations team of another leading international law firm.

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Practice Focus

  • Litigation (civil fraud and asset tracing)
  • Investigations
  • Corporate compliance
  • Crisis response and risk management
  • White-collar defense
  • Private prosecutions