J Cabou is a litigator and a partner in Perkin Coie’s White Collar & Investigations practice. At both the trial and appellate level, Mr. Cabou’s principal focus is on defending individuals and corporate entities against criminal and other government investigations, including civil enforcement proceedings. Mr. Cabou has particular experience in white collar matters and is a recognized authority on both state and federal civil forfeiture, seizure and racketeering laws. Mr. Cabou’s practice also includes the defense of matters involving classified information, the state secrets privilege and national security.
An experienced commercial litigator, Mr. Cabou continues to represent clients in certain complex civil litigation matters, especially where parallel criminal or regulatory enforcement action is present or threatened.
He has served as lead counsel for clients in matters before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals, and United States District Court, as well as Arizona’s trial, appellate and Supreme Courts.
Mr. Cabou represents entities across industry sectors, including resource extraction, petroleum storage, virtual currency, money transfer, gaming, wholesale pharmaceuticals, legal services, securities and music and entertainment promotion. Mr. Cabou’s individual clients include executives in these and other industries, as well as public officials and other prominent individuals.
In addition to his practice, Mr. Cabou sits on the board of directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has been an adjunct professor at both the University of Chicago Law School and the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, teaching a seminar entitled, “The Law and Policy of Policing.”
He remains a regular lecturer on criminal law issues, especially issues affecting white collar defendants. He also has served on the Boards of the Arizona State Bar Criminal Justice Section and the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice. He is recognized by numerous client and peer review organizations including Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America.