Jonathan Lenzner is a former federal prosecutor who is skilled at navigating the intersection of law, media and investigations. Jon represents individuals and entities in government and internal investigations, white collar matters and crisis situations. As CEO of IGI, a renowned firm specializing in mitigating risk and corporate investigations, and its affiliated firm, The Lenzner Firm, Jon brings to his legal engagements sophisticated expertise and capabilities in fact gathering and analysis.
As a prosecutor, Jon tried nearly 30 cases in federal and state court, including more than 20 jury trials. He served as an assistant United States Attorney in the District of Maryland, where he prosecuted public corruption, financial crimes and labor and sex trafficking cases. He was the lead prosecutor on a team that investigated corruption within the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services and successfully tried the leaders of an intricate bank fraud scheme. Previously, Jon served for six years as a prosecutor in the Manhattan (NY) District Attorney's Office, including in the Sex Crimes Unit and in a select bureau targeting international financial crimes.
In private practice, Jon has represented the targets of criminal and administrative investigations, led an internal investigation of an international entity, handled developing crises for executives and entertainers, and led vetting investigations for universities and companies.
Jon also assists clients in managing crisis situations, combining his experiences as a prosecutor and private attorney with his expertise in communications strategy. He was the director of national press advance for a presidential campaign, worked as a press secretary on Capitol Hill, and an earned media specialist with a political consulting firm. In the past few years, Jon has assisted companies and individuals under government scrutiny with media relations and strategy.
Jon is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, from which he graduated.
Jon has authored opinion editorials and articles that have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, New Jersey Law Journal and New Jersey Business Magazine. He has also been quoted in Crain's, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CBSNews.com and The New York Post. He has also appeared on WJLA's Washington Business Report.
He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and New York.