Jacqueline M. Arango

A former Assistant U.S. Attorney with a focus on public corruption and national security, Jacqueline Arango is Co-Chair of Ackerman, LLP’s White Collar Crime and Government Investigations Practice.

Arango leads a team including former federal prosecutors, senior enforcement lawyers at the SEC, and government lawyers representing corporations, financial institutions, board of directors, and individuals in government investigations, regulatory enforcement matters, grand jury probes, internal investigations, and trials.

A highly experienced litigators with over 50 jury trials, Arango defends and resolves government investigations arising under criminal and civil statutes, including False Claims Act (FCA), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Arango’s practice includes internal corporate investigations, government regulatory matters, and compliance counseling. Arango also advises clients on a wide range of commercial litigations matters, including anti-money laundering regulations, contractual disputes, securities and other class action defense, civil fraud claims, and insolvency matters.

Arango counsels clients on international trade and economic sanctions matters, and in the national security context she has handled numerous international weapons and sensitive technology trafficking cases concerning the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Arango has also served as an advisor to a United Nations subcommittee to prepare a resolution deigned to enhance international cooperation in reducing small arms and light weapons proliferation.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she received a B.A in Journalism, Arango earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. On September 11, 2019, Arango will be featured along Richard Montes De Oca and Aleksandar Dukic on the Florida Bar ILS Audio Webcast on the Venezuela Sanctions: Staying Clear of Uncharted Mines.