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Jonathan S. Feld

Jonathan S. Feld



  • Business & Commercial
  • Cybersecurity
  • Appellate
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation

WSG Practice Industries


Illinois, U.S.A.


Jonathan S. Feld is the Leader of the Government Investigations and Corporate Compliance Team. He is located in Dykema’s Chicago office as well as the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office. 

Mr. Feld’s practice focuses on complex civil and criminal matters, including health care, financial, antitrust, government contracting and antibribery investigations. He represents companies, directors and officers in investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Office of Inspectors General (OIG) of other regulatory agencies. Mr. Feld advises corporations, boards of directors and board committees regarding internal investigations, corporate compliance programs and corporate governance issues, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and data privacy.

Mr. Feld's work encompasses False Claims Act litigation in a variety of industries including health care, manufacturing, and consumer finance. He also represents parties in class actions, arbitrations, and commercial litigation.

Mr. Feld served at the DOJ as an Associate Deputy Attorney General. In that role, he oversaw prosecutions from U.S. Attorney's offices nationwide involving a broad array of cases from financial institution fraud to securities matters to environmental prosecutions. He was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, where he concentrated on financial and securities prosecutions and other complex white collar criminal matters. He twice received DOJ Special Achievement awards.

Mr. Feld served as Assistant Special Counsel to the Select Commission established by the State of Rhode Island to investigate the collapse of its multibillion dollar privately-insured financial institution system. In addition, he served as an Associate Independent Counsel for the investigation of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the direction of the Hon. Arlin Adams.

Mr. Feld serves on the Board of Editors for Business Crimes Bulletin, a monthly publication about corporate compliance and investigations.

Bar Admissions



District of Columbia

New York


Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • Law Review
Harvard University, M.C.R.P. Reed College, B.A.
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Areas of Practice

Antitrust & Trade Regulation | Appellate | Business & Commercial | Cybersecurity | Food & Beverage | Government Investigations and Corporate Compliance | Government Reorganization and Restructuring | Health Care | Litigation | Privacy and Data Security | Privacy, Data Security & E-Commerce | Securities Litigation | Specialized Litigation & Advanced Motion Practice Team | White-Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Representation of hospitals in a multimillion False Claims Act settlements.
Representation of a regulatory director in a criminal FDA prosecution including an off-label marketing violation.
Representation of senior officer of an internet company in securities prosecution.
Representation of physicians in antikickback investigations.
Representation of a multinational foreign company in an antitrust investigation and class action litigation.
Representation of manufacturing, healthcare, technology and financial services companies in internal investigations

Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery MOUs: A Roadmap to CARES Act Enforcement
Dykema, August 2020

Businesses across the country have wondered how the new Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR) will enforce the CARES Act’s loan requirements, especially with the large number of loan and forgiveness applications. Until recently, the answer was unclear. Press releases have announced Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) between SIGPR and three U.S. Attorney’s Offices to collaborate on investigating and prosecuting CARES Act violations...

Changing PPP Guidance Reinforces Need for Strong Compliance
Dykema, June 2020

Through the recently issued Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and Interim Final Rule on Loan Forgiveness, the Small Business Association (SBA) has once again demonstrated that the contours and requirements of the PPP program are constantly evolving. The SBA’s recent Interim Final Rule on SBA Loan Review Procedures provides some insights on how the SBA will enforce PPP qualification and forgiveness requirements...

Paycheck Protection Program SBA FAQ 31 – What Does the “Necessity” Certification Mean Today?
Dykema, April 2020

In a turn of events, likely in response to the headlines relating to companies and others returning PPP loan proceeds, on April 23, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of the Treasury updated the Paycheck Protection Program Loans Frequently Asked Questions to include Question 31, which has been seen by many as a change in eligibility. The CARES Act specifically suspended the SBA 7(a) loan program requirement that borrowers be unable to obtain credit elsewhere...

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