Jacqueline Becerra: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jacqueline Becerra

Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) & Global Anti-Corruption
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0534
Fax: 305.579.0717
University University of Miami, B.A., cum laude, 1991; Phi Beta Kappa, President's Honor Roll, Dean's List, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Outstanding Graduate Award, Outstanding Hispanic Student in Political Science, President's 100, service organization; John Fletcher Caskey Prize for best trial presentation in the Barrister's Union Prize Trial, 1993, Coker Fellow Teaching Assistant for Professor Harlon Dalton, Civil Procedure, 1993-1994, Special Projects Editor, Yale Law and Policy Review, 1993-1994, Student Director, Immigration Legal Services Clinic, 1993-1994
Law SchoolYale Law School, J.D., 1994
Admitted1994, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•Board Member, Americans for Immigrant Justice
•Managing Director, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, 2010-2011
•Member and Former President, Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter
•Member, Cuban American Bar Association
•Board Member, Miami-Dade County School Board, Ethics Advisory Council, 2008-2015


A highly experienced litigator, Jacqueline Becerra represents individuals and entities in a broad range of both complex civil and criminal matters. Jacqueline's practice includes commercial, securities, employment, patent and trademark litigation, as well as criminal matters, including internal corporate investigations and advising clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Jacqueline served as Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Division, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia and the Southern District of Florida. As a Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice's Civil Division in Washington, D.C., Jacqueline handled complex civil matters including class action defense, constitutional claims, Title VII, Freedom of Information Act litigation and Right to Financial Privacy cases. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, she was responsible for all aspects of federal prosecution including the oversight of undercover operations and confidential informants, and obtaining authorization for wire interceptions.

Jacqueline has handled more than 50 jury and non-jury trials and arbitrations.

Areas of Concentration

•Complex commercial litigation
•Internal corporate investigations
•Securities litigation and arbitration
•Class action defense
•Jury and non-jury trials

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Securities, 2010-2016
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2005-2015
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2013-2015
•Listed, Florida Trend magazine Legal Elite, Litigation, 2009-2010
•Recipient, Director's Award, for Superior Performance, Executive Office for the U.S. Attorneys, 2001
•Recipient, Tim Evans Memorial Award, for Outstanding Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, 2001
•Recipient, Young Federal Lawyers Award, Federal Bar Association, 2000

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

11.13.15 Greenberg Traurig's Jacqueline Becerra and Michael Marinelli to Speak at ACI's 32nd International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
08.25.15 58 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.19.15 135 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
06.11.15 95 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
06.11.15 48 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
05.27.15 33 Greenberg Traurig Miami Shareholders Recognized in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide
05.22.15 55 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
10.14.14 Greenberg Traurig Sponsoring Anti-Corruption Boot Camp
09.29.14 Greenberg Traurig Miami Hosts Legal Training for Attorneys Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Court Proceedings


11.16.12 DOJ and SEC Release New Guidance on FCPA: More Clarity but Few Bright Lines

Legal Experience

•Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia
•Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
•Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
•Trial Attorney, U.S. Justice Department, Federal Programs Civil Division

Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Led team conducting an internal investigation in Mexico of a multinational company with various FCPA, accounting and internal compliance deficiencies.; Represented multinational election service provider in FCPA investigation before the U.S. Department of Justice.; Acted as trial counsel in defense of Spanish media company against claims by a competitor in the Spanish-language radio business, resulting in a settlement during trial.; Represented international financial services company in more than 20 securities arbitrations alleging conflict of interest between research and investment banking.; Represented national insurance provider in a multimillion-dollar fraud claim against an insured.; Conducted internal corporate fraud investigations and fraud assessments in various jurisdictions and countries, including Mexico, El Salvador, Columbia, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.; Represented a U.S. citizen wrongfully convicted of a murder in Nicaragua.
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Office Information

Jacqueline Becerra

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131


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