James C. Dunlop

Counsel, Jones Day

Jim Dunlop represents companies and individuals in criminal enforcement matters and parallel civil cases from the outset of an investigation through trial. Jim also counsels and conducts internal investigations for companies concerned about criminal, civil, and regulatory compliance; fraud; foreign corrupt practices; and unethical conduct.

Jim's current representations include the CEO target of a global cartel investigation, the former CEO of a public utility sued by the SEC following a DOJ criminal probe, and a Wall Street bank and a Fortune 50 company that have each faced lengthy public corruption investigations. Jim's recent representations include the vice president of sales of a public company who avoided prosecution in a fraudulent sales case that saw convictions of the company and members of its sales force and a building materials company that avoided prosecution in a case in which its major competitors were convicted of price-fixing. Jim also led recent internal investigations of alleged computer fraud and trade secret theft at a closely held company and of alleged self-dealing by executives at a Fortune 500 subsidiary. His other investigations include probes of alleged accounting fraud at a drug company and within a multistate hospital network.

While serving as its in-house counsel, Jim represented a global audit and consulting firm in an investigation by a Latin American government of its role in an allegedly corrupt privitization.

Jim currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Criminal Law Practice Group of the Federalist Society and is a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

  • University of Virginia (J.D. 1991)
  • Georgetown University (B.S. magna cum laude 1986)
  • Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University (P.P.E., 1984-1985)

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Publications and Multimedia
Prosecutorial Misconduct - Event Audio/Video
2012 National Lawyers Convention
November 19, 2012
Resolved: That the President's War Powers are (Nearly) Absolute - Event Audio/Video
The Chicago Lawyers Chapter's 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Program
September 15, 2011
Illinois Supreme Court: An Analysis of Recent Trends
White Paper on the Illinois Supreme Court
October 19, 2010
Honest Services Cases (Skilling, Black & Weyrauch) - Podcast
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group
June 28, 2010