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Jay A. Dubow

Jay A. Dubow


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4713    Fax: 215.981.4750

Jay A. Dubow is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. He is a member of the firm’s White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group and is co-chair of the Securities and Financial Services Enforcement Group. Mr. Dubow focuses his practice on complex business litigation, with a special emphasis on defending against shareholder derivative and securities class action litigation and representing clients involved in investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities and various self-regulatory organizations, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. He also conducts internal investigations on behalf of clients. Such investigations have included allegations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), whistle blower claims, financial fraud, and civil and criminal violations of various federal and state laws.

Mr. Dubow is also a co-leader of Pepper’s Cannabis Industry Group, which counsels cannabis industry clients on corporate and regulatory issues, as well as the potential risks both for cannabis-focused companies and non-industry participants doing business with cannabis companies.

Mr. Dubow first joined Pepper in 2007 from another Philadelphia law firm, where he was a partner in the litigation and corporate departments and a member of the executive committee. In 2008, he joined a client, Advanta Corp., as senior vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer. He returned to Pepper in 2011. Mr. Dubow began his career as a branch chief in the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.

Active in local and national bar associations, Mr. Dubow is a leader in the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section and currently serves as vice chair of the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee, co-chair of the Cannabis and Alcoholic Beverages Subcommittee, and vice chair of the Criminal and Enforcement Litigation Subcommittee. He is currently on the editorial board of The Business Lawyer, the law review of the Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association.


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1984
  • B.S., Finance and Accounting, magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Chippewa Cree Tribal Court

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