Jonathan E. Lopez
Deputy Chief, Asset Forfeiture & Money Laundering Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Adjunct Professor of Law
Jonathan E. Lopez is a Deputy Chief in the Money Laundering and Bank Integrity Unit of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section at the...Continue Reading
Jonathan E. Lopez is a Deputy Chief in the Money Laundering and Bank Integrity Unit of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section at the Department of Justice. As Deputy Chief, Professor Lopez supervises criminal investigations into professional money launderers and financial institutions that fail to implement sufficient anti-money laundering prevention programs. Professor Lopez has been a criminal prosecutor for over ten years and started his career at DOJ as an Assistant United States Attorney in Miami where he prosecuted violent crime and narcotics offenses. He then joined the Fraud Section at DOJ's Criminal Division in Washington, DC. While in the Fraud Section, Professor Lopez investigated and convicted at trial two individuals for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and money laundering offenses in connection with a scheme to obtain lucrative tourism related contracts in Thailand. He also investigated and prosecuted numerous Enron matters, convicting at trial the Chief Financial Officer of Enron's ill-fated Broadband Unit and securing the convictions of five other Enron defendants. Before becoming a prosecutor, Professor Lopez was a corporate finance attorney at Sidley Austin in Los Angeles.
Professor Lopez graduated from UCLA in 1997 and from Georgetown University Law Center in 2000.