Jean Jacques “J” Cabou

J Cabou is a partner at Perkins Coie a firm with more than 950 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. He is part of the firm’s White Collar & Investigations practice. At both the trial and appellate level, J’s principal focus is on defending individuals and corporate entities against criminal and other government investigations, including in civil enforcement proceedings. J has particular experience in white collar matters and is a recognized authority on both state and federal civil forfeiture, seizure, and racketeering laws.

As an experienced commercial litigator, J continues to represent clients in certain complex civil litigation matters, especially where parallel criminal or regulatory enforcement action is present or threatened.
Represents entities across industry sectors, including virtual currency, money transfer, gaming, wholesale pharmaceuticals, legal services, and music and entertainment promotion. Individual clients include executives in these and other industries, as well as public officials and other prominent individuals..

In 2012, J co-founded Perkins Coie’s Corporate Social Responsibility & Supply Chain Compliance (CSR) practice. The CSR team counsels clients from numerous industries on integrating the expanding mandates of laws, such as the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, into their compliance programs.

At both the University of Chicago Law School and the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J was an adjunct professor, teaching a seminar entitled “The Law and Policy of Policing.” J remains a regular lecturer on criminal law issues, especially issues affecting white collar defendants. J has long been active in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and serves on its Board of Directors. He also has served on the Boards of the Arizona State Bar Criminal Justice Section and the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice. J is recognized by numerous client and peer review organizations including Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America.

He graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, Juris Doctorate in 2003 and received a Bachelor of Arts with High Honors in Government & Foreign Affairs in 1999 from the University of Virginia.