Jane Shvets is a partner in the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group, focusing on white collar defense and internal investigations, in particular regarding compliance with corrupt practices legislation, as well as compliance assessments. Ms. Shvets also advises multinational clients on data protection and cybersecurity matters as well as a wide range of sanctions issues.

Ms. Shvets has also represented a variety of U.S. and foreign corporate clients in complex litigation and international arbitration matters, with a particular emphasis on Eastern Europe and Russia.

She has represented clients in various industries, including private funds, transportation, natural resources, food & beverage, retail and construction.

Ms. Shvets was awarded White-Collar Crime Lawyer of the Year in the Benchmark Litigation Europe Awards 2020. She was also awarded “Best in White Collar Crime” at the LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2019. She is also ranked as a Dispute Resolution Star by Benchmark Litigation Europe (2020) which recommends her for both her commercial litigation and white collar crime practice. According to clients, “she is a very accomplished professional and very highly recommended - for good reason. She is knowledgeable, totally client-orientated and very professional.” She receives further praise from other clients who note that “she is always 100% on top of both the detail and the strategic context of every matter. She anticipates client reactions, is very dedicated to her clients, and an excellent communicator,” and “for day-to-day communication and client management, Jane is the strongest I have come across.”

Ms. Shvets is recommended for Corporate Crime in The Legal 500 UK (2020), with the guide noting that she is “approachable, available and [she] provides first-class legal advice.” She is further noted as “a great resource” in relation to her Russia-related work. In previous editions of the guide she is described as “a good communicator, and amazingly attentive to clients.” She is also recommended by Chambers UK (2020) for financial crime and recognized as a “Rising Star” by Law360. Global Investigations Review named Ms. Shvets to its “40 Under 40” List and among the most prominent women in the world advising on investigations today.

She is a Co-Chair of the Public Corruption/FCPA Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Litigation Committee. In 2012, she served as a Special Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn.

Ms. Shvets joined the firm in 2007, upon receiving a J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School. During law school, Ms. Shvets 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 2004, Ms. Shvets graduated summa cum laude from New York University, with honors.

Ms. Shvets speaks regularly on white collar issues, including, most recently, 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: “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); “The EPPO and International Co-Operation –– New Kid on the Block,” Compliance & Enforcement (December, 2019); “U.K. and U.S. Sign Landmark Cross-Border Data Sharing Agreement,” Compliance & Enforcement (November, 2019); “UK Treasury Publishes First Post-Brexit UK Sanctions Regulations and Guidance,” Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement (February, 2019); “The EU Blocking Regulation: compliance programmes for US and EU companies,” WorldECR (December, 2018); “The EU and Japan Announce Data Protection Deal,” RMA Industry Insider (November, 2018); “UK High Court rules on sanctions clauses in insurance contracts and considers application of the EU Blocking Regulation,” World ECR (November, 2018); “Beyond The Headline Fines: Preparing For Post-GDPR ICO Scrutiny and Enforcement,” Global Data Review (October, 2018); “Inside Brazil's New Data Protection Law,” Law360 (August, 2018); “You Want What?: Responding to Individual Requests Under the GDPR,” Compliance & Enforcement (July, 2018); “Privilege in Internal Investigations: SEC v. Herrera,” ABA Newsletter (June, 2018); “Draft GDPR Transparency Guidelines Issues: What Does Your Privacy Policy Need To Contain?” Pratt’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report (June, 2018); “Debevoise Discusses The U.S. CLOUD Act And Europe’s Response,” The CLS Blue Sky Blog (May, 2018); “Legal Precedent Banks,” Practical Law Company Magazine (March, 2018); and “Draft GDPR Transparency Guidelines Issued: What Does Your Privacy Policy Need to Contain?,” Compliance & Enforcement (January, 2018).

Ms. Shvets is a member of the bar of New York. She 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.

Ms. Shvets is a native Russian speaker and is proficient in Ukrainian.


  • Harvard Law School, 2007, J.D.
  • New York University, 2004, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York