For the past 15 years, Lindsay C. Jenkins has served as an assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. She is currently chief of the criminal division, where she supervises nearly 150 assistant U.S. Attorneys across a wide range of practice areas, including corporate and securities fraud, terrorism, national security, cybercrime, public corruption, narcotics trafficking, civil rights violations, and violent and organized crime.
Lindsay previously served in a number of other supervisory roles, including as chief of the Violent Crimes Section, chief of the General Crimes Section, and as a deputy chief. Lindsay has tried more than a dozen federal criminal cases to verdict. She has also briefed and argued multiple appeals before the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Lindsay has handled hundreds of investigations on a broad range of areas including public corruption, bribery, extortion, healthcare grant fraud, theft of trade secrets, computer intrusion, civil rights violations, investment fraud, money laundering, narcotics conspiracies, and criminal street gangs. In 2016, Lindsay was a part of a team of lawyers who assisted with the Department of Justice’s pattern or practice investigation into the use of force practices of the Chicago Police Department.
Lindsay has been honored for her work by the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Chicago Crime Commission and the Chicago Police Department. She has participated in dozens of community outreach forums on the south and west sides of Chicago on behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. These forums are focused on violence reduction initiatives with the goal of reducing instances of firearm crimes and offering job training resources and related opportunities for the attendees.
Lindsay teaches trial advocacy courses at Loyola University of Chicago. She has also taught at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law on Chicago’s gun violence epidemic. She has been a guest speaker on numerous panels and law school courses on a variety of topics including jury trials, diversity in criminal practice, and sentencing. She also volunteers as a student teacher at Chicago Public Schools’ Legal Prep Charter Academy, Lawndale Middle School and the Legal Aid Society. She is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the Chicago Inn of Court, the Black Women Lawyers’ Association, and The Chicago Network. She also serves on the Merit Selection Panel for Magistrate Judges for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Lindsay earned her degrees from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Miami University of Ohio. Following law school. she served as a judicial law clerk to a federal district court judge in the Northern District of Ohio. She was also a litigation associate with Jones Day. Lindsay is active in several bar associations and community organizations. She is admitted to practice in both Illinois and Ohio.