Jason S. Varnado

Jason Varnado is a trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor who has extensive experience investigating and trying all manner of high-stakes financial fraud cases, including investment fraud, securities fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, and allegations brought under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also has significant experience litigating various cybersecurity matters ranging from violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to criminal trademark infringement and theft of trade secrets actions. His practice focuses on representing individuals and corporations in trials, complex business litigation, white collar criminal defense, and internal corporate investigations.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2015, Jason served with the U.S. Department of Justice for 10 years in several top-level positions. During this time he was lead prosecutor in dozens of complex white collar criminal cases, tried more than 15 federal criminal cases to verdict, and argued multiple Fifth Circuit appeals. For example, Jason co-led the five-week trial jury that convicted the top accountants in former prominent financier Allen Stanford's $7 billion international Ponzi scheme for which he received the U.S. Attorney General's "John Marshall Award" for Outstanding Achievement in Litigation. [1]