Jean-Jacques “J” Cabou, is a partner in Investigations and White Collar Defense group of Perkins Coie LLP. J has particular experience in white collar matters and is especially knowledgeable on both state and federal civil forfeiture and racketeering laws. J also represents individuals and entities in criminal post-conviction work, including direct appeals, extraordinary writs, and other post-conviction proceedings. J 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.
J is also a member of the firm's Arts, Entertainment and Sports industry group. He has represented and advised athletes and team staff in matters involving eligibility for collegiate or Olympic teams, and in investigations and arbitrations involving the NCAA and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
J has served on the faculties of the University of Chicago Law School and the ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. He is a regular lecturer on criminal law issues, especially issues affecting white collar defendants. J is recognized by numerous client and peer review organizations including Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America.
In 2005 and 2006 J served as Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Assistant for Public Safety. While in Chicago, J was recognized by the Chicago Police Department for his outstanding contributions to public safety.
J is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Chicago Law School. After law school he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for Chief Judge Mary M. Schroeder.