Jud is recognized by prosecutors, defense attorneys, courts, and clients alike as a skillful litigator, effective negotiator, and convincing trial lawyer. He relentlessly advocates for his clients, yielding successful outcomes in and out of court while also keeping matters away from public scrutiny.
Jud has represented clients faced with virtually every type of white collar investigation, including allegations of financial fraud, public corruption, antitrust violations, fraud on U.S. government agencies, and off-label marketing of pharmaceuticals. His clients include physicians, attorneys, accountants, business owners, executives of public companies, elected officials, as well as corporations and nonprofits.
As an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2005, Jud prosecuted and tried an array of offenses involving violent crime, financial fraud, health care fraud, complex white collar crimes, public corruption, and racketeering.
Temple University Law School, J.D., 1991
Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, B.A., 1981
When not performing legal services for his clients, Jud performs as a jazz saxophone player. As a professional musician, Jud had the pleasure of playing with Liza Minnelli, Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Gladys Knight, and Mel Torme, among others.
Board of Trustees, University of the Arts (2015–present)
Board of Trustees, Settlement Music School (2015–present)
Appointed to serve on the Philadelphia Bar Association Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Instructor on trial advocacy at National Institute of Trial Advocacy programs in Philadelphia, 2007–present
Instructor on examination of expert witnesses at Temple University Beasley School of Law, LLM Program in Trial Advocacy, 2007–present
Frequent presenter at the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual White Collar Practice Seminar
The Yates Memo: Its Implementation and Implications, CLE presentation for the Philadelphia Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association white collar crime committee
When Bad Things Happen to Good Lawyers: Discovery Obligations, Social Media and the Modern Pitfalls of Criminal Litigation, CLE presentation for the Philadelphia Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association white collar crime committee
Presenter to Fulbright Scholars at Drexel University regarding their constitutional and legal rights while visiting students in the United States, 2012–present
What Corporate Counsel Needs to Know About the Refocused SEC, DELVACCA In-House Counsel Conference
The Role of the Internal Audit in Preventing and Detecting Corporate Fraud, Institute of Internal Auditors Conference
Effectively Managing Corporate Investigations, Institute of Internal Auditors Conference
Deferred Prosecution Agreements as an Alternative to Corporate and Individual Indictments, ABA In-House Counsel Conference, Washington, D.C.
When Your Corporate Client Becomes a Criminal Target, CLE presentation, Philadelphia