Jason M. Ohta is counsel and a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice Group in the Litigation & Trial Department of Latham & Watkins' San Diego office, where he focuses on white-collar criminal defense and complex healthcare litigation. Mr. Ohta has extensive trial experience and has been involved in a variety of complex and high profile matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ohta was an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney's Office in San Diego where he successfully prosecuted numerous cases to trial involving healthcare fraud, money laundering, drug trafficking, alien smuggling and other immigration violations. Mr. Ohta also successfully briefed numerous appeals and argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining the United States Attorney's Office, Mr. Ohta served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Thomas J. Whelan, United States District Court for the Southern District of California.