Jonathan B. New

Jonathan New focuses his practice on white collar criminal and regulatory matters, internal corporate investigations and complex commercial litigation.

Since joining Baker Hostetler, Mr. New has advised clients on legal and regulatory compliance issues and has represented individuals, companies and professionals in connection with criminal investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Internal Revenue Service. He has also counseled clients on various issues involving intellectual property and computer crimes.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. New served for nine years in a variety of frontline positions in the United States Department of Justice. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. New was the lead prosecutor in the largest mortgage fraud prosecution in the Southern District of New York, resulting in the closure of a corrupt mortgage brokerage and title company and the convictions of dozens of real estate professionals, bank employees and attorneys. He also investigated and prosecuted complex criminal cases involving bank, mortgage and other commercial fraud, securities fraud, insurance and healthcare fraud, offshore illegal Internet gambling, money laundering, international trafficking in counterfeit goods, racketeering, conspiracy, murder, robbery, obstruction of justice, extortion, alien smuggling and narcotics offenses.

Prior to his tour as an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. New gained significant civil litigation experience as a Trial Attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice. In that capacity, he defended federal statutes, policies, regulations and programs of national significance against challenges, including those based upon claimed violations of constitutional law. Among his successes, Mr. New successfully defended the United States in a landmark NAFTA litigation, was lead counsel for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation in claims against the Islamic Republic of Iran and defended numerous federal agencies in a wide range of lawsuits. Mr. New received a special commendation award for Outstanding Service in the Civil Division.

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Privacy Advocates See Victory as Supreme Court Extends Fourth Amendment Protections to Historical Cellphone Location Information

On June 22, the Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision addressing privacy in the digital age, holding that the government generally must obtain a search warrant supported by probable cause to search a target’s historical cell site location information (CSLI), which can provide a detailed record of an individual’s whereabouts. In siding with the … Continue Reading

License to Hack? DOJ Seeks Expanded Authority to Use Hacking Techniques

As part of its increased focus on combating cybercrime, the U.S. Department of Justice is pushing to loosen requirements for obtaining search warrants in order to allow them greater freedom to hack into the computers of criminal suspects.  Late last year, DOJ submitted a request to modify Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41, which governs … Continue Reading

US Obtains Secret Court Orders for User Information

In recent years, Federal law enforcement agents have increasingly sought and obtained secret court orders under the Electronic Privacy Communications Act (the “ECPA”) requiring internet service providers to disclose certain information about customer accounts. As reported last week by the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. government has obtained such secret orders requiring Google, Twitter, and … Continue Reading