Jason Sabot leverages his 20-plus years of experience in white-collar investigations, civil litigation, financial services and regulatory compliance to connect high-level individuals, both inside and outside of FTI Consulting, creating opportunities for all parties to benefit. In this role, he works across all practices within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment as well as with other segments and practices within FTI Consulting.
Mr. Sabot’s experience with clients has included advising financial services firms on the reputational, regulatory, and litigation risks arising from internal investigations and regulatory inquiries. He is skilled in supervising and managing significant investigations and enforcement proceedings, including securities regulation, broker-dealer, and banking matters. Key areas of expertise include significant regulatory enforcement inquiries and government investigations, as well as criminal and civil litigation matters, and complex internal investigations, including whistleblower allegations, and compliance and risk matters.
Mr. Sabot previously served as a Director at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), where he led a team of lawyers within the Division of Enforcement’s Market Regulation group. In this role, he supervised investigations involving member broker-dealer firms and registered representatives for violations of FINRA/SRO rules and federal securities laws and regulations.
Mr. Sabot previously served for more than a decade as in-house counsel at two global financial institutions – JPMorgan Chase and BNY Mellon – where he was responsible for supervising and conducting internal investigations and responding to significant government investigations and inquiries by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), FINRA, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”).
Mr. Sabot also served for more than a decade in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”) and the Enforcement Division of the SEC in its New York office. At the SDNY, as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Sabot tried 10 federal criminal cases to verdict before juries. These trials involved, among other things, securities fraud, insider trading, and accounting fraud. During his tenure in government, he received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service award in connection with a “Mob on Wall Street” prosecution of more than 20 high-level members and associates of organized crime families who sought to manipulate the securities market.
Mr. Sabot holds a law degree from Hofstra University School of Law and a B.A. degree from Queens College (“CUNY”). He is a member of the New York State Bar Association.