Douglas R. Jensen

Douglas R. Jensen

Partner

646.200.6320

djensen@parkjensen.com

Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1982
  • Columbia University, M.A., 1979
  • Colorado College, B.A., cum laude, 1977

Bar Admissions

  • New York State
  • U.S. District Court (Southern and Eastern Districts of New York)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Practice Description

Douglas Jensen has more than 25 years' experience as a commercial litigator, white collar defense attorney, criminal prosecutor and trial lawyer. Mr. Jensen's expertise includes complex commercial litigation (including securities and general commercial disputes), internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and other regulatory investigations, and trial work. Prior to founding Park & Jensen LLP, Mr. Jensen was a partner at a major Boston-based national law firm and served for 11 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. He held a number of supervisory positions in the US Attorneys office, including that of Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. Mr. Jensen also tried and/or supervised dozens of jury trials, including securities fraud, money laundering, narcotics and mail and wire fraud cases. Since re-entering private practice, Mr. Jensen has among other engagements served as independent examiner for a New York Stock Exchange-listed corporation in order to ensure its compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and with non-prosecution agreements entered into with the U.S. Department of Justice and SEC.

Representative Matters

  • Appointed independent examiner for a NYSE-listed corporation that had been the target of a major accounting fraud investigation conducted by the Justice Department and SEC. As independent examiner, Mr. Jensen’s responsibilities included monitoring the company’s accounting practices, as well as its compliance with non-prosecution agreements signed with the government.
  • Represented numerous subjects of highly publicized mutual fund market timing investigation conducted by the New York State Attorney General and SEC. No charges filed against clients.
  • Represented record company executive in high-profile investigation of music industry “payola” by the New York State Attorney General. No charges filed against client.
  • Represented Big Four accounting firm and one of its partners in connection with tax shelter investigation conducted by Department of Justice. No charges filed against clients.
  • Represented CEO of financial advisory firm in connection with bid-rigging investigation conducted by Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. No charges files against client.
  • Represented leading national provider of training seminars in ERISA class action, obtaining summary judgment dismissal of all counts of complaint.
  • Represented energy utility in fraud action seeking $750 million in damages, obtaining better than cost-of-defense settlement.
  • Represented defrauded investors in landmark New York City real estate transaction induced to sell their interest by false representations of general partner, obtaining substantial settlement.
  • Represented the United States government in novel criminal prosecution of 10 NYSE floor brokers charged with trading for their own accounts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Represented the United States government in prosecution and/or trial of various securities and financial frauds, obtaining convictions of: managers of fraudulent stock offering under Rule 504 of the Securities Act of 1933; Russian perpetrator, extradited from France, of foreign currency trading fraud; Canadian stock promoter in sophisticated market manipulation scheme employing offshore accounts and broker kickbacks; and former Methodist minister charged with directing novel Ponzi scheme featured on front page of New York Times business section.
  • Represented major money center bank in multiple actions arising from $500 million fraud of the bank’s government securities dealer customer.
  • Represented major brokerage and clearing firm in various securities industry actions and arbitrations, including 10b-5 actions, investment banking fee disputes, customer claims and clearing disputes.

Publications

“Bringing ‘Foreign-Cubed’ Actions in American Courts,” Law.com, December 2, 2008

“Parallel Investigations Continue to Pose Challenges,” Law.com, August 13, 2008

“U.S. Supreme Court Significantly Expands Discretion of District Courts under Sentencing Guidelines,” Client Alert, December 18, 2007

“How Companies Are Managing With Monitorships,” Law.com, December 12, 2007

“U.S. Supreme Court to Review Standard for Pleading Scienter in Securities Fraud Actions,” Client Alert, January 19, 2007