|Jeff Vaden, Bracewell|
Jeff Vaden, former First Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Texas, is a Partner in Bracewell LLP's White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm, he served for almost 12 years in the U.S. Department of Justice, Southern District of Texas, based in Houston. At the U.S. Attorney's Office, Mr. Vaden was responsible for directing criminal prosecutions and grand jury investigations in areas including U.S. export controls and sanctions, bank fraud, public corruption, immigration, money laundering, counterterrorism, and national security. His honors include the Director's Award for Superior Performance in 2008, The National Black Lawyers, Top 100, White Collar Criminal Defense, 2015, Woodward/White, Inc., Best Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2018, The Legal 500 United States, Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense, 2017.
During Mr. Vaden's tenure at DOJ, he tried eight cases to jury verdict in Federal District Court and served as a Senior Litigation Counsel and a Training Officer for the Terrorism and National Security Section. Before joining DOJ, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Harris County, Texas for five years, trying 60 first-chair jury trials to verdict.
Mr. Vaden is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center.