Jane Shvets is a partner in the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group focused on white collar defense and internal investigations, in particular regarding compliance with corrupt practices legislation.
As a cross-border investigations lawyer, Ms. Shvets boasts a genuine international pedigree, having worked with clients on enquiries from authorities in the U.S., UK, Germany, Russia, and elsewhere, and on matters spanning jurisdictions in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Russia and the Middle East. As one of a few Russian-speaking lawyers in this field, Ms. Shvets focuses in particular on matters involving Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.
In addition to her core investigations practice, Ms. Shvets also leads the firm’s sanctions practice in Europe, guiding clients through a sanctions landscape that has shifted significantly and swiftly in recent years. She is also a member of the firm’s Data Strategy and Security practice, advising clients on data protection and data transfer issues arising from EU data protection laws and other data privacy legislation.
Ms. Shvets is consistently recognised as amongst the world’s leading lawyers. Recent accolades include:
- Recommended in The Legal 500 UK (2023)
- Recommended in Chambers UK (2023)
- Recommended in Chambers USA (2022)
- Named in the “40 and Under Hotlist” (Benchmark Litigation 2021)
- White-Collar Crime Lawyer of the Year (Benchmark Litigation Europe Awards 2020)
- Named in the “40 Under 40” List (Global Investigations Review 2020)
- Best in White Collar Crime (LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2019)
- Rising Star (Law360 2019)
- Ranked as a Dispute Resolution Star (Benchmark Litigation Europe 2020)
- Recommended in The Legal 500 US (2021)
In the course of winning these accolades, Ms. Shvets has been described as “outstanding,” “a fine consultant on investigations strategy” and “a classy operator” who “stands out for her professionalism and availability” and “superb technical skills and commercial pragmatism.” She is said to be “always 100% on top of both the detail and the strategic context of every matter,” “[providing] great legal advice,” and “a good communicator, and amazingly attentive to clients.”
Ms. Shvets speaks regularly on white collar issues, including, most recently, on the FCPA Flash Podcast, and at the ABA White Collar Crime Institute, C5 Anticorruption Conference London, GIR Live London, Russo-British Chamber of Commerce, and Anti-Money Laundering Financial Crime Forum.
Ms. Shvets has authored or co-authored a number of publications in the field, including most recently: “Navigating Cross-Border E-Discovery and Data Transfers in U.S. Litigation and Investigations,” New York Law Journal (January, 2023); “OFSI Publishes Updated Enforcement and Penalty Guidance,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement (June, 2022); “District Court Addresses Issues Arising from Corporate Investigations and Voluntary Cooperation with DOJ,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement (March, 2022); “The Intersection Between Anti-Bribery and Corruption and Antitrust Enforcement,” a chapter examining the interplay between bribery and corruption, and antitrust enforcement, in Perspectives on Antitrust Compliance (February, 2022); “Bank Melli opinion: The EU Blocking Regulation grows teeth,” Financial Institutions Sanctions Compliance (May, 2021); “UK Supreme Court Rules That SFO Cannot Require Foreign Companies To Produce Documents Held Overseas,” FCPA Professor (February, 2021); “JCPOA – A New Hope,” WorldECR (February, 2021); “Debevoise & Plimpton Discusses UK’s Autonomous Sanctions Regime,” CLS Blue Sky Blog (January, 2021); “EU And UK Data Protection Tips During COVID-19,” Law360 (April, 2020); “Court of Appeal Confirms Sanctions Provision Operates to Bar Recovery of Interest on Arbitral Award (Ministry of Defence & Support for Armed Forces of Islamic Republic of Iran v International Military Services Ltd),” LexisNexis Corporate Crime News (February, 2020); and “The EPPO and International Co-Operation New Kid on the Block,” Compliance & Enforcement (December, 2019).
Ms. Shvets is a member of the Bar of New York, and is also admitted to appear before the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Eastern District of Michigan. She is a Co-Chair of the Public Corruption/FCPA Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Litigation Committee.
Ms. Shvets received her J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School, during which she served as senior editor of the Harvard Law Review and as an intern at the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and the European Roma Rights Center. In 2012, she served as a Special Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn. She is a native Russian speaker and is proficient in Ukrainian.