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PHOENIX (January 30, 2012) – Perkins Coie announced today that Jean-Jacques “J” Cabou has joined the firm in Phoenix as Partner in the Investigations & White Collar Defense practice. He joins the firm from Osborn Maledon, P.A.

“We are thrilled to have J join our Investigations and White Collar group in Phoenix,” said Lee Stein, Co-Chair of the firmwide Investigations & White Collar Defense practice. “He is a terrific lawyer and his background in government investigations and white collar matters will add depth to our practice.”

Cabou focuses his practice on criminal defense and responding to government investigations. He has particular experience in white collar matters and is especially knowledgeable on both state and federal civil forfeiture and racketeering laws. His practice also emphasizes criminal post-conviction work, including direct appeals, extraordinary writs and other post-conviction proceedings. He has represented clients before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals, United States District Court as well as Arizona's trial, appellate and Supreme Courts.

Cabou earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and his B.A., with high honors, from the University of Virginia. In 2011, he was recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA for white collar crime & government investigations, by The Best Lawyers in America for white collar criminal defense and by Arizona’s Finest Lawyers.

He has served on the faculties of the University of Chicago Law School and the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. He is also a regular lecturer on criminal law issues, focusing on issues affecting white collar defendants. He is gubernatorial appointee to the nine-member Citizen's Traffic Stop Advisory Board. He is also active in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and serves on the Boards of the Arizona State Bar Criminal Justice Section and the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

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