Jed M. Silversmith

Biography

Jed M. Silversmith concentrates his practice in white collar litigation, with a particular focus on civil and criminal tax controversy matters. Jed has over a decade of experience working on civil and criminal enforcement matters in the public sector. He worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, on matters involving money laundering and bank fraud. Jed has tried over 20 cases including 10 jury trials in federal district court.

Prior to working at the Tax Division, Jed served as a trial attorney for the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission from 2003 to 2006. He worked on a number of substantial investigations involving the manipulation and false reporting of energy prices.

Jed regularly counsels accounting firms on a variety of issues including assisting with reasonable cause submissions, responding to subpoenas, and other complicated issues. Since joining Blank Rome, Jed has worked on a number of civil and criminal cases including civil and criminal tax prosecutions and forfeiture proceedings throughout Pennsylvania. He has served as lead counsel in both bench and jury trials in the Eastern and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, including a 2-1/2 week jury trial in federal court in Pittsburgh.

Jed has worked on a number of international matters including a large international “Kleptocracy” case brought by the U.S. Government.

In addition to his litigation matters, Jed regularly counsels clients on forfeiture, AML and tax issues including clients who are making voluntary disclosures to the IRS.

Outside the Firm

Jed lives in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children. They spend their free time walking the trails of the Wissahickon.

Experience

  • In re M.B. (successful appeal before the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries to obtain licensure).
  • United States v. T.H. (part of a team of lawyers defending former compliance officer of international money transmitter against $1 million personal financial penalty levied by FinCEN).

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Affiliations

Professional Activities

Jed is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Credentials

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • Duke University, AB, magna cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD