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White Collar Crime: Prosecution and Defense (Spring 2021)

White Collar Crime: Prosecution and Defense

In  White Collar Crime: Prosecution and Defense class, you learn about issues relating to the prosecution and defence of white-collar crime in the USA.

Professor Jonathan Leiken

Jonathan Leiken


Jonathan Leiken currently serves as the senior vice president and chief legal officer and corporate secretary. In this role, he oversees the organization’s global legal function and global corporate compliance program and serves as the corporate secretary to the Board of Directors.
Most recently, he served as the chief legal officer and secretary for Diebold, Incorporated, beginning in May 2014. Prior to that, he worked as a partner at global law firm Jones Day, where he represented public and private companies, boards of directors, special committees and individuals in government investigations, complex civil lawsuits and at trial. While at Jones Day, he served as one of Diebold’s leading external counsel on various litigation and investigative matters.
Prior to joining Jones Day, he served as a federal prosecutor, working as an assistant United States attorney in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in the United States Department of Justice. As a federal prosecutor, he successfully tried numerous criminal cases to jury verdicts in New York federal court and represented the United States on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
A Cleveland native, he is an active contributor to the community in Northeast Ohio and is a past president of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, which advances justice and represents the interests of Northeast Ohio’s approximately 10,000 practicing lawyers and judges. For more than ten years, he has served as an adjunct professor of law at Case Western Reserve University Law School where he teaches a course on prosecuting and defending white collar crime. Additionally, he co-founded the CMBA's Criminal Law Section and created Criminal Justice Day for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, teaching students about our criminal justice system. He is a trustee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation, whose nationally recognized public outreach programs focus on improving the lives of youth and other vulnerable members of the community in Northeast Ohio.

He earned a jurist doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in political science from Brandeis University, both with honours.

Professor Leiken’s Library Liaison: Andrew Dorchak

Andrew Dorchak

Andy Dorchak coordinates the services of the reference department team, which helps patrons use the library’s resources more effectively and efficiently. Reference librarians offer personalized assistance to law faculty and students in the form of liaison relationships or personalized research consultations. Dorchak also specializes in foreign and international legal research and support of the Journal of International Law and Canada-United States Law Journal.