Jed M. Silversmith

Jed M. Silversmith
Of Counsel
White Collar Defense & Investigations


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 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.

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.


  • United States v. All Funds Held at Bank Julius Baer & Company, Ltd., Guernsey, account number 121128 in the name of Pavlo Lazarenko (representing former Prime Minister Lazarenko as a claimant in one of the largest international civil forfeiture lawsuits ever filed by the United States) (ongoing).
  • 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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    • Pennsylvania
    • Washington


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