Jessica K. Nall

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Jessica Nall leads Farella Braun + Martel's well-regarded White Collar Crime and Corporate Investigations practice.  Ms. Nall has extensive experience in the area of internal corporate investigations, having conducted dozens of investigations for corporate entities (both public and private, large and small) across a wide range of industries.  She brings a combination of this varied experience and innate creativity to each investigation, assisting clients with key issues like scoping, conducting, and defending the credibility of investigation findings.  She has a strong grasp of the subtleties of communication required in diverse and multi-cultural environments, allowing her to achieve effective and time-efficient results in internal investigations.


Ms. Nall is a dedicated advocate for individual executives and entities facing regulatory and criminal investigations and prosecutions brought by federal enforcement entities including the SEC, DOJ, and California Attorney General's Office, and related complex civil litigation.  She is especially accomplished in defending individuals (including Korean and Japanese nationals) in DOJ criminal antitrust investigations and prosecutions.  Ms. Nall has developed significant sub-specialties in the areas of health care fraud defense, environmental criminal defense, and federal cannabis defense.


Among other bar committees and initiatives, Ms. Nall co-chairs the ABA White Collar Committee for the Northern District of California, serves as vice-chair of the ABA White Collar Women Committee, and is a founding member and City Leader of the San Francisco Bay Area White Collar Women Association, a professional support and networking organization for female white collar defense attorneys. 


In 2015, Ms. Nall was appointed to the prestigious Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Northern District of California and defends federal criminal cases appointed by that court.



  • Global vice chair, Women’s White Collar Defense Association
  • Co-chair, White Collar Crime Subcommittee for Northern California, American Bar Association (2014-present)
  • Vice chair, Women in White Collar Subcommittee, ABA Criminal Justice Section (2014-present)
  • Co-chair, Executive Committee, Criminal Justice Section, Bar Association of San Francisco (2010-2015)
  • Founding member, Chair, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Women’s White Collar Defense Association (2006-present)
  • Panel attorney, Criminal Justice Act Panel, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (2015-present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Women Defenders (2007-2010)
  • Member, Strictly Business Committee, Jewish Vocational Services (2010-2013)