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Gabriel Jaime-Bettan


Gabriel Jaime-Bettan

White Collar Defense & Investigations
New York

Represents clients in criminal and civil enforcement matters. His work spans a wide variety of industries, including multinational financial institutions.

Gabe represents clients in criminal and civil enforcement matters, including matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. His matters cover a spectrum of regulatory issues from anti-money laundering to antitrust enforcement to fraud and corruption.

Gabe’s clients include companies in a wide range of industries, including finance, technology, telecommunications, media, energy and pharmaceuticals. He has a particular focus on the regulation of multinational financial institutions with operations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America.

Gabe also works extensively on pro bono matters. He has represented and assisted dozens of asylum seekers and teaches an asylum workshop at Columbia Law School.

Experience highlights

Government and Internal Investigations
  • Global financial institutions in connection with internal and external regulatory investigations, including:
    • Multiple cross-border tax investigations conducted by the DOJ, SEC, New York Department of Financial Services and other international regulatory enforcement authorities;
    • AML and sanctions-related reviews by the DOJ, Federal Reserve, OCC, and international financial regulators;
    • Internal investigations and investigations led by DOJ, SBA OIG, and other criminal enforcement agencies relating to COVID relief efforts;
    • Internal investigations into potential retail banking fraud and insider trading; and
    • Reporting to the DOJ in connection with a prior settlement of securities fraud.
  • A software development company in connection with an SEC investigation into the sale of digital assets.
  • An energy company in connection with an internal review into allegations regarding potential misstatements in regulatory filings.
  • A media and technology company in connection with a DOJ and FTC review into a proposed merger.
  • A multinational technology company in connection with a no-poach investigation by the DOJ Antitrust Criminal Division.
  • An international technology company in connection with a review by federal and state civil antitrust authorities.
Civil Litigation and Pro Bono Matters
  • The family of Eric Garner in a landmark case involving a judicial inquiry into the investigations by New York City into the death of Mr. Garner. 
  • A telecommunications company in a successful arbitration over the sale and control of a subsidiary.
  • A financial institution in connection with multiple litigations related to residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities.
  • A successful appeal to the New York Court of Appeals of an unlawful arrest following an unconstitutional stop and frisk.
  • Dozens of asylum seekers in connection with asylum interviews and in immigration court proceedings.



Davis Polk Pro Bono Award, 2018

J.D., New York University School of Law
  • AnBryce Scholar
  • Editor in Chief, N.Y.U. Review of Law & Social Change
B.S., Mathematics, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Law Clerk, Hon. Janet C. Hall, U.S. District Court, Connecticut, 2010-2011
Professional history
  • Counsel, 2020-present
  • Associate, 2011-2020
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
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