SouthBank Legal Adds Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Jesse M. Barrett
South Bend, Ind. (Feb. 11, 2019) – Jesse M. Barrett has joined SouthBank Legal: LaDue | Curran | Kuehn, strengthening the firm’s service and capabilities in its investigations and white collar defense practice area.
Based in the firm’s South Bend office, Barrett focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, and white collar criminal defense. He represents companies and individuals at all stages of investigation, litigation, and appeal, as well as in mediation and arbitration. Barrett has tried jury cases in a variety of courts and has experience in all areas of litigation.
Previously, Barrett practiced at national law firms in Indiana and Washington, D.C., and most recently as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Indiana. During his 13 years as a federal prosecutor, he led investigations into a wide variety of cases, including commercial fraud, data breaches, tax violations, insurance fraud, identity theft, mail and wire fraud, and public corruption. His legal career includes a clerkship on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
“Jesse’s extensive knowledge of the federal court system is a significant differentiator for our firm,” said Timothy M. Curran, co-founder of SouthBank Legal. “His experience helps considerably expand the breadth and depth of our offerings in the corporate space. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on board.”
“SouthBank’s reputation as an innovative, growing firm focused on outstanding client service was attractive to me as I considered the next step in my legal practice,” said Barrett. “I’m looking forward to serving regional and national businesses and individuals in the white collar and investigations area. I’m very excited to join the SouthBank team and offer my services to our clients.”
Barrett earned his juris doctor, magna cum laude, from the Notre Dame Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Notre Dame Law Review. He also earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.
In addition to practicing law, Barrett serves as an adjunct professor at the Notre Dame Law School, where he teaches trial skills and criminal law. He coaches high school mock trial, and his teams have reached the Indiana state finals.
About SouthBank Legal: LaDue | Curran | Kuehn
SouthBank Legal: LaDue | Curran | Kuehn is an innovative law firm based in South Bend, Ind., representing multi-national and national corporations and institutions, regional and local businesses, and individuals. Founded in 2008, the firm focuses on the practice areas of commercial litigation, business transactions and finance, government contracting, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, trusts and estates, and white collar defense and investigations. For more information, visit southbank.legal.