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Jean-Jacques Cabou

Osborn Maledon PA


J Cabou is a litigator and a partner in Perkins Coie’s  White Collar & Investigations practice.  At both the trial and appellate level, J’s principal focus is on defending individuals and corporate entities against criminal and other government investigations, including civil enforcement proceedings.  J is a recognized authority on both state and federal civil forfeiture, seizure, and racketeering laws.

An experienced commercial litigator, J continues to represent clients in certain complex civil litigation matters, especially where parallel criminal or regulatory enforcement action is present or threatened.

J has served on the faculties of the University of Chicago Law School and the ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.  J presently sits on the NACDL’s Board of Directors, and he is recognized by numerous client and peer review organizations including Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America.

Prior to joining Perkins Coie, J was a partner at Osborn Maledon, P.A.  He previously worked as Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Assistant for Public Safety and as a judicial clerk to Chief Judge Mary M. Schroeder of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.