“extremely intelligent, strategic and wise.” – Chambers USA, 2015
Jon A. Sale is Co-chair of the Firm’s White Collar Defense and Compliance department.
Sale is a leading white collar criminal defense attorney experienced in representing corporations and individuals in grand jury investigations and in diverse and complex criminal litigation.
He has extensive experience with internal investigations and Department of Justice policies and procedures. He has represented clients in almost every substantive area of concentration, including health care fraud, securities fraud, financial institution fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, money laundering, criminal anti-trust violations, tax fraud, mortgage fraud and various fraudulent investment schemes.
Sale is member of the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission for the Southern District of Florida.
He was a member of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Transition Team.
After graduating from New York University Law School, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Morris E. Lasker, District Judge, Southern District of New York.
“the shortlist for serious white-collar issues.” – Chambers USA, 2016
He served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Florida and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York and the District of Connecticut. He was also an Assistant Special Prosecutor for the Watergate Special Prosecution Force for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Sale has served on numerous court committees in the Southern District of Florida, including the U.S. Magistrate Merit Selection Panel, the Trial Experience Committee of the Attorney Admissions Program and the Advisory Committee on Rules & Procedures for the U.S. District Court.
He has been recognized among the “Florida Super Lawyers” by Super Lawyers magazine, Chambers USA: Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, “The Best Lawyers in America®,” published by Woodward and White, “Florida Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine and South Florida Legal Guide as one of Florida’s top lawyers. He was included in the 2013 “Who’s Who Legal” list for Business Crime Defense, published by Law Business Research Limited, a strategic business partner of the American Bar Association’s section of International Law.
“reassuring and always available” – Chambers USA, 2017
Sale is an AV Preeminent® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the rating agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics.
Sale has lectured at various Florida Bar seminars and has been an instructor at the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute, US Department of Justice. He has been a lecturer at the Florida Circuit Judges Conference, the Judicial Conference of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, at various Universities and the Cato Institute. In 2010, he was a lecturer at the Director’s Roundtable discussing “2010 Regulatory and Compliance Outlook for the Healthcare Industry”.
“strategic and organized” – Chambers USA, 2017
He is a former Adjunct Law Professor at St. Thomas University Law School and former Associate Professor of Law at the Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center.
In 2014, he was a lecturer at the South Atlantic Regional Conference of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics presenting an update of FCPA prosecutions.
Sale is involved in various community and professional organizations.