Jan Lawrence Handzlik, APC
Jan Handzlik is a litigation partner in Venable’s Securities Enforcement & White-Collar Defense practice group, and co-chair of the firm’s Anti-Corruption & Foreign Corrupt Practices Act group. He represents companies and individuals in investigations, prosecutions and regulatory matters nationwide, and in complex civil business litigation. Earlier, Mr. Handzlik served as a federal prosecutor in the Major Fraud & Special Prosecutions Section of the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles.
A nationally-recognized authority on business crime and foreign bribery matters, Mr. Handzlik defends white-collar criminal cases, civil and criminal securities enforcement proceedings, and matters involving financial fraud and international commerce. His cases often involve allegations of tax fraud, securities fraud, bank and mortgage fraud, money laundering and improper payments under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also represents clients in export controls and foreign currency control investigations, and in criminal antitrust and criminal environmental matters.
Mr. Handzlik is an accomplished and highly-regarded trial lawyer who has tried nearly 100 jury cases and numerous bench trials to verdict in federal and state courts. He also conducts corporate internal investigations; coordinates multinational investigations; and designs, implements and audits corporate law compliance programs. Mr. Handzlik served for three years as one of the first independent FCPA law compliance monitors, evaluating a multinational corporation's compliance with U.S. securities laws and the FCPA. He was appointed to this position under a deferred prosecution agreement between the company and the U.S. Department of Justice.