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James “Jimmy” M. Ardoin Joins Jones Walker
October 26, 2017

Jones Walker LLP announced today that James “Jimmy” M. Ardoin, III has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense Team.

Mr. Ardoin represents clients in both federal and state courts across the United States in white collar criminal and civil litigation. His experience includes representing individuals and companies in high-stakes cases, including health care fraud, securities fraud, bank fraud, and violations of federal foreign sanctions laws on the criminal side, as well as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraudulent transfer of assets on the civil side. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Ardoin also helps companies with internal investigations as well as responding to governmental investigations.

“Jimmy’s white collar criminal litigation and investigations experience and his knowledge of the energy industry in Texas further strengthens our white collar defense and government investigations practice in the region,” said Rick Schroeder, the head of Jones Walker’s Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense Practice. “We are very pleased to have him join our team, and know that Jimmy’s presence at Jones Walker will help us better serve our current and future clients.”

Mr. Ardoin is a fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. He has been named a Texas Super Lawyer in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense since 2015 and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of both White Collar Criminal Defense and Criminal Defense. Mr. Ardoin frequently provides commentary and insight to the media about complex white collar defense issues. He has been featured in such media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, the Houston Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, Yahoo News, the Houston Business Journal, KPRC, and KHOU, among others.

Jones Walker’s white collar defense lawyers have tried hundreds of cases across the Southeast United States and have deep criminal defense experience. With the other lawyers on the corporate compliance team they work with clients with operations across the globe to solve complex compliance issues, handle internal and government investigations, and defend against criminal prosecutions and enforcement actions. The firm’s broad bench of experienced attorneys includes both career defense attorneys and former state and federal prosecutors and regulators.