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For more than 30 years Jan Little has handled high-stakes criminal investigations and trials and complex civil litigation for publicly-traded corporations, private companies, and senior executives.

Ms. Little's criminal cases have included many substantive areas of white collar defense, including securities fraud, tax fraud, health care fraud, foreign corrupt practice/commercial bribery, money laundering, and public corruption. She has litigated and tried white collar criminal cases in dozens of jurisdictions across the nation. She has also represented corporations and executives in securities class and derivative actions, and in proceedings and enforcement actions before the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms. Little also handles business litigation and professional liability matters.

For more than 30 years Jan Little has handled high-stakes criminal investigations and trials and complex civil litigation for publicly-traded corporations, private companies, and senior executives.

Ms. Little's criminal cases have included many substantive areas of white collar defense, including securities fraud, tax fraud, health care fraud, foreign corrupt practice/commercial bribery, money laundering, and public corruption. She has litigated and tried white collar criminal cases in dozens of jurisdictions across the nation. She has also represented corporations and executives in securities class and derivative actions, and in proceedings and enforcement actions before the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms. Little also handles business litigation and professional liability matters.

The Daily Journal Names Christa Anderson and Jan Little Top Women Lawyers

05/24/2017

The Daily Journal has recognized Christa Anderson and Jan Neilsen Little among the Top Women Lawyers in California. Read more

Jan Nielsen Little, Elliot Peters and Susan Harriman Inducted Into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

07/29/2016

The Academy is a group of truly elite trial lawyers, limited to the country's top 500 active trial lawyers. Read more

Jan Nielsen Little and Susan Harriman featured in the Daily Journal’s List of Top Women Lawyers

04/20/2016

Ms. Little was recognized for standing between clients and the court of public opinion. Ms. Harris was applauded for her ability to break down the most complex legal issues into very precise slices, making the case easier for a judge and jury to digest. Read more

Jan Nielsen Little and Susan Harriman Named Top California Lawyers

05/13/2015

The Daily Journal has named Ms. Little and Ms. Harriman to its prestigious list of the top 100 lawyers in California since 2005. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Named Top Litigation Boutique

10/15/2014

One name mentioned by virtually everyone the Daily Journal spoke to was Keker & Van Nest. Lawyers at some of the best firms in California said they model themselves after the litigation powerhouse. Read more

Jan Nielsen Little and Susan Harriman Named Two of California's Top Women Lawyers

05/07/2014

Ms. Little was recognized for handling prestigious white collar litigation, and Ms. Harriman for defeating a high-stakes copyright case. Read more

John Keker and Jan Nielsen Little Win White Collar Criminal Defense Award from NACDL

02/03/2014

The award is presented to individuals who have made a profound impact on the field of white collar criminal defense advocacy. Read more

California's Top Women Lawyers

05/08/2013

Jan Nielsen Little and Susan Harriman are once again named to elite list of California's top women lawyers. Read more

23 Keker & Van Nest Attorneys Named "Best Lawyers"

08/28/2012

The firm receives top rankings for bet-the-company, intellectual property, criminal defense, securities, commercial, legal malpractice, and appellate litigation. Read more

Former Citigroup Manager Cleared in Mortgage Securities Case

07/31/2012

Keker & Van Nest defeats the SEC in this high-profile case. Read more

Keker & Van Nest Wins Top Rankings from Chambers

06/08/2012

Listed as Band 1 attorneys in white collar, commercial litigation and intellectual property. Read more

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers White Collar Crime Conference

06/07/2012 - 06/08/2012

Program Co-Chair Jan Nielsen Little will moderate "The Professional Edge: Working With (and Against) Experts." Read more

Jan Little Named Top Woman Lawyer

05/09/2012

For more than 25 years Ms. Little has handled high-stakes criminal investigations and trials and complex civil litigation for publicly-traded corporations, private companies, and senior executives. Read more

Jan Nielsen Little Named Finalist for Litigator of the Year Award

12/07/2011

Jan Nielsen Little is one of fourteen finalists shortlisted for the prestigious honor. Read more

The ABCs of D-efense in an E-lectronic Age: Ethics and Strategies

09/22/2011

Jan Nielsen Little to speak at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Annual White Collar Seminar. Read more

17 Partners Selected for 2012 Best Lawyers in America

09/01/2011

Keker & Van Nest partners were recognized in more than ten categories, including bet-the-company litigation, criminal defense, and intellectual property litigation. Read more

Keker Van Nest Fights Chevron RICO Suit

02/22/2011

Chevron sued embattled plaintiff's lawyer Steven Donziger, who represented indigenous residents in a long-standing multibillion-dollar environmental claim against the company in Ecuador. Read more

Jan Nielsen Little and Susan Harriman Named to List of California's Top 75 Women Litigators

05/14/2008

The partners have received this recognition for the past four years in a row. Read more

75 Top Women Litigators

May 10, 2007

Jan Nielsen Little and Susan Harriman are among California's top 75 women litigators three years in a row. Read more

Top 100 - California's Leading Lawyers

09/21/2006

John Keker and Jan Nielsen Little Are Among California's Top 100 Attorneys Read more

Ten Reasons Why Women Make Great Trial Lawyers

06/01/2006

Jan Little asks isn’t it time to consider how certain stereotypically “womanly” traits are precisely the traits we value in good trial lawyers? Read more

Making Mentors: Top 75 Women Litigators

09/13/2005

The Daily Journal honored the work of California's top women litigators, including Keker & Van Nest partners Jan Little and Susan Harriman. Read more

  • "Crossing the High Seas: Are There Limits to Extraterritorial Reach for Prosecutions of Securities Laws?" ABA National Institute on White Collar Crime, March 2017. Co-authored with Nic Marais.
  • Panelist, "Insecurity in Securities Law," ABA National Institute on White Collar Crime, 2017
  • Panelist, "Prosecutors Gone Rogue:  Reining in Government Overreaching," NACDL Annual White Collar Conference, 2016.
  • Panelist, "White Collar Evidence:  Protecting Vulnerabilities, Challenging Attacks,"  NACDL Annual White Collar Conference, 2015.
  • Panelist, "At The Table:  Practical & Ethical Guidance for Plea Negotiations," NACDL Annual White Collar Conference, 2014.
  • Panelist, "Corporate Executive Liability: When the C-Suite Becomes the Hot Seat," and Program Co-Chair, NACDL Annual White Collar Conference, 2013.
  • Panelist, "The Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine:  Continuing Threats Facing In-House Counsel," National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and Forum for In-House Counsel, 2013.
  • Faculty, "The Professional Edge: Working With (and Against) Experts," NACDL Annual White Collar Conference, 2012. 
  • Faculty, "The ABCs of D-efense in an E-lectronic Age: Ethics and Strategies," NACDL Annual White Collar Conference, 2011.
  • “Books & Records: More Than Just A Paper Cut,” Securities Litigation and Enforcement Institute, 2008. Co-authored with Michael D. Celio.
  • Faculty, ABA White Collar Crime National Institute, 2010.
  • Faculty, PLI Securities Enforcement Seminar “Internal Investigations: The Other Side Of Cooperation,” Securities Litigation and Enforcement Institute, 2007 Co-authored with Michael D. Celio.
  • “What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Deliberate Ignorance Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Institute, 2007. Co-authored with Ajay Kundaria.
  • Faculty, Stanford Law School Trial Advocacy Program, 2006-2010.
  • Faculty, NACDL White Collar Seminar, 2005-2006.
  • “Ten Reasons Women Make Great Trial Lawyers,” Daily Journal, 2006.
  • “Parallel Proceedings: The Uncomfortable Intersection of Criminal and Civil Litigation,” Association of Business Trial Lawyers, 2006. Co-authored with Katherine Florey.
  • “Obstruction Seduction: The Increasingly Long Arm of the Federal Obstruction Statutes,” NACDL, White Collar Crime Conference, 2006. Co-authored with Steven P. Ragland.
  • “Recent Developments in Criminal Enforcement of Securities Law,” Securities Litigation and Enforcement Institute, 2006. Co-authored with Katherine Florey.
  • “Opening Statement: Ten Tips,” California State Bar Litigation Section, 2005.
  • Faculty, Stanford Directors College, 2005.
  • Faculty, “Champions of the Courtroom,” California State Bar Litigation Section, 2005.
  • ”The Attorney-Client Privilege And The Corporate Executive,” 2003. Co-authored with Nikki K. Vo.
  • Faculty, Association of Business Trial Lawyers Annual Meeting, 2002.
  • Faculty, CEB Mock Trial Program, “Legends of Litigation,” 2001.