Jeremy H. Temkin has extensive experience representing individuals and corporations in white collar criminal investigations. He handles a wide variety of criminal, regulatory, and civil matters in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels. Jeremy has tried high-profile tax and securities fraud cases, conducted internal investigations for public corporations, and served as Independent Examiner for numerous banks participating in the Department of Justice’s Swiss Bank Program. He regularly advises clients on issues relating to tax compliance and represents taxpayers and professionals in investigations conducted by the IRS, DOJ, and state taxing authorities.  

Jeremy has been consistently recognized as a leading white-collar crime and government investigations lawyer by Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, The Legal 500 United States, and Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers. He has also been recognized by his peers in Best Lawyers for his exceptional work in Criminal Defense: White Collar. Chambers USA has described Jeremy as “a terrific litigator and one of the foremost criminal tax experts in the country,” noting that “he is well versed in international investigations, with a formidable track record in representing an impressive roster of domestic and international clients.” Chambers has also commented that Jeremy’s “expert tax fraud practice is complemented by experience in criminal and regulatory proceedings related to antitrust, securities and FCPA violations.”

From 1993 to 1999, Jeremy served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he investigated a wide variety of criminal cases and represented the government in numerous trials and appeals. In 1998, he received the Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Jeremy is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, the author of both the bi-monthly “Tax Litigation” column in the New York Law Journal and the “Criminal Tax Offenses” chapter in White Collar Crime: Business and Regulatory Offenses (Law Journal Press), and a co-author of the “Responding to Subpoenas and Other Regulatory Requests” chapter in Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations (West Thomson Reuters). 

Jeremy received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law where he graduated first in his class and Order of the Coif. He received his B.A. from Haverford College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. In 2004, Jeremy received the James Fogelson Leadership Award from the UJA-Federation of New York, Lawyer’s Division, and he received AJC Westchester’s Judge Learned Hand Award in 2014.