Jack McNeily is a trial lawyer who represents clients in litigation and white collar defense and investigations, particularly in the financial institutions, fintech, and cryptocurrency spaces.

Mr. McNeily brings a trial-ready posture and a dedication to partnering with his clients to understand their business and market and to achieve their objectives.

He has deep experience and a track record of success representing public companies and their officers, fund managers, investment advisers, and financial services firms in litigation, investigations, and regulatory enforcement in subject matters including:

  • Securities and corporate fraud
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Market manipulation
  • Accounting fraud
  • Insider trading
  • Money laundering

Mr. McNeily also maintains a robust pro bono practice and has obtained numerous notable victories, including securing a landmark restitution award for a victim of sex trafficking, as well as prevailing on Americans with Disabilities Act claims in federal court against New York City on behalf of two classes of disabled city residents, constitutional rights claims in federal court on behalf of a class of prisoners, a wrongful conviction claim in state court, and several contract disputes in state family courts.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. McNeily was an associate at a major law firm based in New York.

Mr. McNeily’s experience includes representing:

Securities and Corporate Fraud

  • A former CEO of a public company charged in parallel US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) actions alleging accounting fraud and in which Mr. McNeily and the Latham team tried the criminal case and obtained a full acquittal for the client in the criminal action
  • Public companies in shareholder derivative suits related to accounting fraud allegations
  • Public companies in shareholder class action suits alleging misleading and inadequate disclosures
  • A public financial services firm in more than 40 related securities and contracts lawsuits brought by private plaintiffs, federal agencies, and state attorneys general in federal and state court relating to the issuance of mortgage-backed securities*


  • A corporate cryptocurrency client in parallel DOJ, SEC, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission investigations relating to token offerings
  • A leading cryptocurrency platform in more than 25 criminal and regulatory investigations relating to the client’s business model and registration status
  • An individual founder of a cryptocurrency client in parallel criminal and regulatory investigations

White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement

  • A CEO of a public company in a federal criminal investigation of improper lobbying practices
  • A financial services firm in an SEC investigation into allegedly improper wash trading
  • An operator of real estate investment funds in connection with an SEC investigation into the funds’ accounting practices
  • A leading investment adviser in an SEC investigation into allegedly undisclosed conflicts of interest
  • A public company in an SEC investigation into alleged improper accounting practices

Complex Commercial Litigation

  • A public company in a bellwether products liability action tried to favorable jury verdict in state court*
  • A public financial services firm in a bankruptcy adversary action against a defunct major financial institution relating to the firm’s derivatives trading with the defunct entity*
  • A public company in two Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 actions in federal court*
  • A public company in a complex contract dispute with its supplier in federal court*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois
  • New York


  • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 2013
  • BA, Dartmouth College, 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English