Jay Dewald

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

San Antonio
United States
T:+1 210 270 7180
Dallas
United States
T:+1 210 270 7180
San Antonio
United States
T:+1 210 270 7180
Dallas
United States
T:+1 210 270 7180
Jay Dewald

Jay Dewald

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Biography

Norton Rose Fulbright's Head of Healthcare Investigations for the United States, Jay Dewald is a trial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience and over 100 jury trials in federal and state court. His practice is focused on white collar criminal defense, crisis management, internal investigations, and government investigations of whistleblower claims (including Qui Tam lawsuits pursuant to the federal False Claims Act).

As a former management-level federal prosecutor, Jay has extensive experience handling federal grand jury investigations and significant capabilities in the areas of healthcare fraud, securities fraud, organized crime, money laundering and corruption. Jay was selected as the Northern District of Texas' Criminal Health Care Fraud Coordinator in 2010 where he led the roll out of Dallas' Medicare Fraud Strike Force, also known as the Healthcare Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT)—a partnership between the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Department of Justice's Fraud Section, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Texas Attorney General's Office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. While he was with the Department of Justice, Jay's cases often involved high-profile matters and cutting edge issues in money laundering, cyber-crime, and electronic evidence.

Chambers USA noted, "Jay Dewald has a superb white collar defense practice" and is "exceptionally strong in criminal fraud matters" according to interviewees. He frequently assist clients with DOJ and other governmental investigations. One source reports: "he was a prosecutor in Texas and so knows the mechanical aspects of criminal law quite well and is great with clients. He remains calm and collected when things don't go well and can figure out the path forward."


Professional experience

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JD, The University of Texas School of Law, 1997
BA, magna cum laude, Economics, Southern Methodist University, 1994
BA, magna cum laude, International Studies, Southern Methodist University, 1994

  • Texas State Bar
  • Chambers USA, Texas - Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Chambers and Partners, 2018-2020
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2017-2018, 2020
  • Outstanding Lawyer Award, San Antonio Business Journal, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White-Collar,  Best Lawyers, 2021
  • Fellow, San Antonio Bar Foundation, 2020
  • Best S.A. Lawyers, Litigation, San Antonio Scene, 2019-2020
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2020
  • "The Intersection of Civil and Criminal Law: Tips for Businesses to Avoid Government Investigations" – various audiences, 2018-present
  • Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) – Southern Regional Trial Advocacy Program, June 2007-present
  • ABA White Collar Crime Regional Event: Healthcare Enforcement Update, February 10, 2017
  • "Evidence – Privileges" - Federal Law Seminar, CLE for all federal agencies in North Texas, May 2015
  • "Evidence – Expert Witnesses" - Federal Law Seminar, CLE for all federal agencies in North Texas, May 2015
  • "Brady/Giglio Responsibilites" - Federal Law Seminar, CLE for all federal agencies in North Texas, May 2014
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
    • San Antonio Chapter, Director (2018-present)
    • National Community Service and Outreach Committee (2019-present)
  • American Bar Association
    • White Collar Crime Committee (National) (2016-present)
    • North Texas Regional White Collar Committee (2016-present)
  • American Inns of Court
    • William Sessions American Inn of Court, San Antonio (Master of the Bench, 2018-present)
    • Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Dallas (Barrister, 2005-2015)
    • Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of Court, Fort Worth (Associate, 1999-2002)
  • Government Enforcement Institute, UT CLE
    • Program Planning Committee (2020-present)
    • Presenter (2018-present)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
    • Southern Regional Trial Advocacy Program, Dallas (Instructor, June 2007 – present)
    • Jury Selection (Featured Speaker, 2015)
  • Camp Longhorn Alumni & Special Parents (CLASP)
  • Wimberley Institute of Cultures
  • Alamo Heights School Foundation
  • San Antonio Snak Pak 4 Kids Organization
  • Believe It Foundation