Eddie A. Jauregui is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Los Angeles office and co-chair of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations Team. A former federal prosecutor, Mr. Jauregui focuses his practice on government and internal investigations, corporate compliance and training, white collar criminal defense and complex business disputes. Mr. Jauregui represents business organizations, healthcare institutions, financial institutions and senior corporate officers and directors in high-stakes matters pursued by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), state attorneys general and other prosecutorial and enforcement agencies. His practice spans across various subject areas, including anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) matters, anti-bribery, False Claims Act (FCA) matters, civil and criminal environmental matters, healthcare fraud and government contract fraud, among others.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Jauregui served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) in Los Angeles, where he prosecuted high-profile fraud, extortion and public corruption cases. As an AUSA, Mr. Jauregui investigated and prosecuted complex financial crimes, including money laundering, bank and wire fraud, investment advisor fraud, mortgage fraud, defense procurement fraud, import/export crimes and tax crimes. In addition, Mr. Jauregui handled parallel investigations involving the SEC and the DOJ's Civil Fraud Division, and served for several years as the U.S. Attorney's Office's procurement fraud coordinator.

An accomplished trial lawyer, Mr. Jauregui was part of the trial team that tried and convicted the former Los Angeles County Sheriff and Undersheriff for obstruction of justice in connection with a federal civil rights investigation of the Los Angeles County jails. For his role in these landmark prosecutions, Mr. Jauregui received a California Lawyer of the Year Award in 2018 and a special recognition from the Los Angeles County Bar Association Criminal Justice Section. He also served as a deputy chief in the General Crimes Section, where he supervised and trained federal prosecutors. As an AUSA, Mr. Jauregui handled hundreds of criminal matters, tried numerous jury trials and briefed and argued multiple cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

A recognized leader in the legal community, Mr. Jauregui currently serves as the co-chair of the Southern California American Bar Association (ABA) White Collar Crime Committee, executive committee member of the California Lawyers Association Criminal Law Section and trustee of the Mexican American Bar Foundation. He has served as a faculty member of the firm's John Hogan Trial Academy and trained lawyers as part of the California Lawyers Association's Annual Trial Skills Seminar. He also serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.

Deeply committed to advancing diversity in the legal profession, Mr. Jauregui has led diversity, recruiting and mentoring efforts for more than a decade in both private practice and government service. He currently serves as national co-chair of the firm's Hispanic Affinity Group and chair of the firm's Los Angeles Diversity Committee. He was previously named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow, a Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Rising Star, and one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 by the LGBT Bar Association.

Mr. Jauregui graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. While in law school, Mr. Jauregui served as an extern to then-Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Upon graduation, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jan E. DuBois of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is admitted to the bar in California and New York.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a natural resources company in federal and state criminal and civil environmental investigations
  • Represented a national financial institution in Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML) investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • Represented a senior executive in a DOJ/SEC securities fraud investigation
  • Represented a federal contractor in a DOJ-led criminal investigation
  • Represented a defense technology firm in a DOJ investigation
  • Represented an energy/natural resources company in inquiry by the California Department of Justice
  • Represented an energy company in revising corporate compliance policies pertaining to fraud, bribery and corruption (including, specifically, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)), anti-money laundering and collusion
  • Represented an international aid organization in developing anti-bribery/FCPA policies
  • Represented a physician in a drug prescription investigation by U.S. Attorney's Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
  • Represented a financial institution in a criminal BSA/AML investigation resulting in no charges being brought nor any civil action against client
  • Represented a corporation and executive officer in a criminal investigation and prosecution brought by the DOJ in a pharmaceuticals distribution case and obtained highly favorable outcomes for both
  • Represented a major multinational corporation in an antitrust investigation by the DOJ in one of the largest global antitrust matters in U.S. history
  • Represented a global Fortune 50 corporation in an urgent, high-profile and ultimately public investigation stemming from a product defect
  • Conducted a 40-plus country global compliance review on behalf of a multinational automotive firm
  • Represented bank executives in an investigation by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

  • Obtained guilty verdicts against former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca and former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka in separate month-long jury trials for conspiracy to obstruct justice, obstruction of justice and making false statements to the FBI
  • Led multi-year, multi-agency investigation of international aluminum extruder and corporate officers for money laundering, import/export fraud and other crimes resulting in a 10-defendant indictment for a complex scheme exceeding $1.8 billion
  • Prosecuted two threat-to-reputation Hobbs Act "sextortion" cases presenting complex legal questions; obtained convictions after jury trials in both cases and handled both cases on appeal
  • Served as procurement fraud coordinator, overseeing intake of defense procurement fraud cases and other procurement cases brought by the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Army Criminal Investigation Command, NASA Office of Inspector General, Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies
  • Supervised and trained General Crimes prosecutors handling a wide range of felony cases during all stages of prosecution, including guilty pleas, suppression motions, jury trials, sentencings, appeals and probation violations


  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
  • Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, M.P.P.
  • Occidental College, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
  • New York
  • Mexican American Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Committee, Southern California Region, Program Co-Chair
  • California Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Section, Executive Committee Member
  • California Lawyers Association, Federal Courts Committee
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles Chapter
Honors & Awards
  • Leadership Council on Leadership Diversity, Fellow, 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2023, 2024
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Rising Star, 2021
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Nominee, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2021
  • California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) Award, Daily Journal, 2018
  • Special Recognition Award, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), 2018
  • Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40, LGBT Bar Association, 2014


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