Jones Day recruits former U.S. prosecutor Eric Snyder for São Paulo and Washington

Jones Day today announced that Eric Snyder, a former Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) for the Southern District of New York with experience in Latin America, has joined the investigations and white collar defense practice group at the firm.

Snyder will divide his time between the São Paulo and Washington offices of Jones Day. He joins from the United States Department of State, where he was senior counsel and led the Department’s response to the Congressional investigation into the attack on an embassy facility in Benghazi, Libya.

While serving as an AUSA for the Southern District of New York, Snyder prosecuted key members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a designated foreign terrorist organization. While at the DOJ, he investigated and prosecuted a gold selling operation in Panama that was responsible for laundering hundreds of millions of dollars generated from criminal transactions..

Snyder is a graduate of New York University (J.D. and B.S.), and has written and spoken widely on white collar crime. He also served as a lecturer on U.S. criminal litigation at the University of São Paulo Law School.

“Any company with Latin American operations, regardless of where they are headquartered, will confront conflicts between entrenched business and governmental practices and stepped-up anti-corruption enforcement,” said Luis Riesgo, partner in charge of Latin America, Miami and Sao Paulo at Jones Day. “Eric is well known for his work throughout Latin America on FCPA internal investigations and other bet-the-company matters. He adds even more depth to a thriving Latin America practice, and his arrival reflects our commitment to the growth of our Investigations & White Collar Defense Practice in the region.”

Ignacio Abella