Veronica Jennings

Partner - Washington, D.C.

Veronica Jennings
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202.261.7316

202.785.6687

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Veronica Jennings is a partner in Foley Hoag's Litigation Department. She focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations, and cyber-related matters. 

Veronica has tried significant and complex cases as both a criminal defense attorney and federal prosecutor, and is an experienced first-chair trial lawyer and seasoned investigator. Throughout her career, Veronica has tried more than 70 cases to verdict in federal and local jurisdictions including U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. She has litigated a wide range of sophisticated legal issues, including arguing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Veronica has also led and participated in hundreds of investigations, including in the grand jury and on behalf of corporations.

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Education:

  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Barristers, 2006
  • Fordham University, M.A., 2003
  • University of Dayton, B.A., 2001

Languages:

English

Representative Experience

  • Represented high-level company executive and related real estate company in internal cyber and criminal investigation 
  • Counsels clients in cyber related matters involving business email compromise schemes and other cyber fraud and computer intrusion matters
  • Represented individual in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation in Latin America
  • Represented employees in internal investigation at company with multi-national presence 
  • Represented energy company in external investigation regarding key executive employment matter  
  • As a federal prosecutor, led numerous criminal investigations into fraud, money laundering, business email compromise schemes, online criminal forums, hacking, spoofing, aggravated identify theft, cyberstalking, and handled related national security investigations
  • Indicted two Romanian suspects charged with hacking of the Metropolitan Police Department Surveillance Cameras in Connection with Ransomware Scheme in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Indicted two former employees of House member on federal criminal charges in cyberstalking case in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Represented client at trial charged with false statements in connection with a scheme to defraud the government in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Represented client at trial charged with health care fraud and false statements in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Represented client on appeal in health care fraud matter before U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; matter was remanded for resentencing and client’s sentence was reduced by 20 months
  • Represented client at trial charged with conspiracy to influence a juror, subordination of perjury and witness tampering in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Professional Experience

  • Assistant United States Attorney, Cyber Crime Section, Criminal Division, & Superior Court, Washington, D.C.
  • Federal Defender for the District of Maryland

Honors

  • Editor in Chief, University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class
  • Order of the Barristers, University of Maryland School of Law
  • William P. Cunningham Award, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Team Captain, Jessup International Moot Court
  • Speaker, "Data Breach Response: Discovery and Investigation," Webinar, September 10, 2020
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Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland