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Jared A. Kephart

Fax +1.412.355.6501
Mr. Kephart advises and defends companies and individuals who are being investigated or prosecuted by the government and, when possible, works to identify and correct regulatory and compliance issues before the government is involved. His clients in Pittsburgh and around the world include manufacturers, financial institutions, investment companies, tech companies, and international non-profit organizations.

Mr. Kephart assists his clients by conducting interviews, drafting reports, and strengthening internal compliance programs during internal investigations. He also assists in narrowing and responding to subpoenas and litigating disputes as necessary. He has experience advising clients who have issues with the U.S. federal government, including the Department of Justice, the Department of Transportation, the EPA, and FinCEN, as well as state governments, state agencies, and foreign governments and has worked specifically on issues involving the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices & Consumer Protection Law (“UTPCPL”), criminal fraud statutes, anti-money-laundering (“AML”) laws, antitrust laws, extradition treaties, mutual legal assistance treaties (“MLAT”), and related amendments and regulations.

Mr. Kephart is also active with the firm’s pro bono programs where he helps clients in need of PFA orders.

Professional Background

Before joining the firm, Mr. Kephart attended Penn State Law where he worked as a teaching fellow for Professor David Blankfein-Tabachnick, a professor of taxation, tax policy and the private law, and as a research assistant for Professor David Flatto on issues of comparative law. He also interned with a law firm focusing on criminal defense and worked as a summer associate with K&L Gates.