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Jennifer Saulino
Jennifer L. Saulino
Partner
Washington +1 202 662 5305 jsaulino@cov.com Download V-card

Jennifer Saulino’s practice focuses on trials as well as defending individuals and corporations in investigations and prosecutions. She has tried ten complex federal cases to jury verdicts, including eight as the lead trial lawyer. Ms. Saulino has appeared in federal courts across the country, including New York, Miami, Houston, New Orleans, Detroit, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Prior to returning to private practice, Ms. Saulino served for nearly seven years as a prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Criminal Division, Fraud Section, where she held a number of positions, including Assistant Chief of the Section. During her time at the DOJ, she led trial teams as first chair in some of the Fraud Section’s most difficult and complex cases.

  • Lead prosecutor in the then-largest criminal health care prosecution ever undertaken by the Health Care Fraud Strike Force – the prosecution of owners, operators, doctors, therapists, and others involved with American Therapeutic Corporation, resulting in dozens of convictions.
  • Successfully represented major pharmaceutical company in three bellwether trials in multi-district product liability litigation including preparation of key witnesses for trial testimony.
  • Led a team of prosecutors in the investigation of a major multinational corporation for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
  • Represented large pharmaceutical client in matters related to government investigations, health care compliance investigations, and proactive compliance education efforts.
  • Represented the State of Minnesota in an insurance and environmental litigation that resulted in a series of favorable settlements worth tens of millions of dollars, the last of which came shortly before a scheduled trial.   
  • Lead in LIBOR investigation of multiple other banks, including coordination of investigative activities with worldwide regulators and managing teams of paralegals and prosecutors from the Fraud section and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

Pro Bono

  • Successfully briefed and argued motion to exclude for Miranda violations a two-hour videotaped confession of a Maryland man accused of murder, followed by successful defense of the ruling on appeal.
  • Represented 52 African Americans in two separate lawsuits that alleged that Cracker Barrel violated federal civil rights laws by providing racially discriminatory treatment to African American customers of its restaurants. For her role in this case, Ms. Saulino won Covington’s “Charles Ruff Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award” in 2004.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Assistant Chief of the Fraud Section
  • Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention (2012)
  • Assistant Attorney General’s Award (2011, 2015)
  • Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General’s Award for Excellence in Fighting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (2016)
  • Charles Ruff Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award (2004)