Kimberly Jaimez, a former white collar federal prosecutor and experienced trial attorney, focuses her practice on corporate investigations, white collar defense, commercial litigation, and bankruptcy litigation.

Kimberly’s experience working in the Major Frauds section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles brings a depth of knowledge and a unique perspective for clients in internal corporate investigations, government enforcement proceedings, white collar criminal defense and complex business disputes. She advises clients in responding to criminal and civil probes by government regulators, including those involving allegations of health care fraud, economic crime, and money laundering.

Representative Experience

  • Served for nearly seven years in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, prosecuting health care fraud, embezzlement, bank and wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering schemes, cyber-extortion, and blackmail, as well as drug conspiracies and violent crimes.
  • Conducted various grand jury investigations—leading teams of federal law enforcement agents from the FBI, FDA, IRS, DOL and other federal agencies—in matters concerning health care fraud, financial frauds, and money laundering.
  • Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Justice, Kimberly worked in private practice handing corporate restructuring and bankruptcy litigation matters.

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  • Trial-Related Experience
    • Led trial team in federal court to front-page conviction of an adult film star, who extorted a billionaire telecom tycoon for $1.5 million and an exotic car by threatening to expose embarrassing details about the victim’s personal life on social media.
    • Tried and convicted Mexican methamphetamine supplier for conspiracy to distribute in a multi-day federal criminal trial involving multiple motions, expert testimony, undercover recordings, and testimony in Spanish.
    • Tried and convicted fugitive for assaulting a federal officer with a deadly and dangerous weapon in a multi-day federal criminal trial.
    • Successfully represented, as sole counsel, two minority shareholders in L.A. Checker Cabs Cooperative, in multi-year litigation challenging validity of internal voting practices, which involved appellate litigation and concluded in a state court bench trial and declaratory judgment for clients.
    •  Successfully prosecuted wire fraud scheme involving trucking school that defrauded U.S. Veteran Affairs out of millions and enlisted the help of 100+ veterans.
  • Relevant Grand Jury Experience
    • Multiple grand jury presentations in multiyear investigation culminating in healthcare fraud and money laundering charges being brought against 1-800-Get-Thin founders, who used fake sleep studies to fabricate co-morbidities and to justify billing private health insurance over $250 million in medically unnecessary lap-band surgeries.
    • Investigation and indictment of medical doctor for health care fraud in connection with a multiyear upcoding and ghost billing scheme.
    • Investigation and indictment of ultrasound provider for billing private insurers millions in connection with services that were never rendered.
  • Other Litigation Experience
    • Represented the private-equity-backed buyer in a novel use of Bankruptcy Code § 363 to effectuate an equity infusion into a severely undercapitalized bank on the brink of FDIC seizure, saving FDIC at least $330 million and facilitating 12 percent recovery for stakeholders, who otherwise would have recovered nothing.

Professional Highlights

  • John M. Langston Bar Association, Lifetime Member (2014 – Present)
  • Latina Lawyers Bar Association (2020 – Present)
  • California Lawyers Association, Access to Justice Committee (2019 – Present)

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  • Honors & Awards
    • Turnaround Management Association’s (TMA) Mid-Size Transaction of the Year Award (2010) US
  • External Publications
    • Competing Bankruptcies: What Defenses Survive the Automatic Stay, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., October 2011, at 54

Education

  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 2008
    Administrative Board, Columbia Law Review

    B.A., Political Science, Westmont College, 2002
    summa cum laude; Dean’s List; Political Science Department Honors; Phi Sigma Tau

Admissions

  • California

    New York

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Languages

  • Spanish