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Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA)
Regulatory investigations
White collar crime

Jeff Knox, Co-Managing Partner of the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office and the former head of the U.S. DOJ Fraud Section, represents multinational corporations and independent board committees in high-stakes investigations by the DOJ, SEC, CFTC, and other federal and state enforcement regulators. He has advised some of the world’s leading financial institutions, energy companies, life sciences companies, and technology firms in navigating criminal and civil investigations relating to the FCPA, securities and accounting fraud, market manipulation, False Claims Act, antitrust, international money laundering, economic sanctions, and environmental crimes. Jeff also represents senior executives, in their individual capacity, who are subjects of enforcement investigations. Jeff has served as a government-appointed independent compliance consultant, and represents companies in government and court-mandated monitorships. Prior to joining the Firm, Jeff served as a federal prosecutor for more than a decade, including as the Chief of the DOJ’s Fraud Section in Washington, D.C., and before then, as the Chief of the National Security Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. 

Jeff was recognized in 2021 as one of only five white collar “MVPs” in the nation by Law360. He is also recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation, where sources note him as an “outstanding lawyer with excellent judgment,” “pragmatic, incredibly smart” and “a master strategist with a unique insight into the way the DOJ works,” who has “a versatility that’s not always common,” and “impressive governmental experience” with “a good combination of substantive expertise and practical knowledge” that “really adds value to the client.” He is a respected voice on corporate compliance and enforcement policy, and serves on advisory boards dedicated to these issues at NYU School of Law and the American Law Institute.     

Updated Sep 2021