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Daniel P Chung

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Of Counsel
Washington, DC, USA

Daniel P. Chung is of counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  He is a former federal prosecutor and an experienced trial and appellate attorney.  His practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, corporate compliance and governance, regulatory enforcement, and litigation matters.

Mr. Chung’s representative engagements include: 

  • Defending a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company in connection with an FCPA investigation by the DOJ and SEC.
  • Defended an officer of an offshore drilling company in an SEC enforcement action alleging improper payments in Nigeria.Settled the case on the eve of trial with no admission of liability and no monetary penalties, in what legal commentators called a “defeat” for the SEC and “significant victories for the individuals.”
  • Defending a sales manager of a U.S. software company in connection with a procurement fraud investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and DHS-OIG.
  • Defending a former executive of a Fortune 500 cosmetics company in connection with an FCPA investigation by DOJ and SEC.
  • Representing a major financial institution in investigations of the foreign exchange market.
  • Serving as FCPA compliance counsel to a U.S. fuel and energy company.
  • Defending a Fortune 500 health care services provider in connection with a nationwide False Claims Act investigation by the DOJ, HHS-OIG, and various state Attorneys General relating to alleged fraud and quality of care issues.
  • Served on a global FCPA monitorship team supporting the Independent Compliance Monitor of a multi-national tobacco company

From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Chung served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York.  He investigated and prosecuted a wide range of complex federal criminal cases, involving securities fraud, Ponzi schemes, bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, health care fraud, insurance fraud, immigration fraud, money laundering, complex racketeering, murder, terrorism, and international drug cartels.  In particular, as a member of the Organized Crime Unit, Mr. Chung led several large and complex racketeering investigations and prosecutions of the La Cosa Nostra Organized Crime Families, as well as Russian and Asian criminal organizations based in the United States and abroad.  As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Chung tried eight federal criminal jury trials to verdict, and briefed and argued numerous federal appeals before the Second Circuit.  In 2012, he received the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s “Prosecutor of the Year” award.

 Mr. Chung is a 2003 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, and a 2000 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.  Following law school, Mr. Chung served as a law clerk for the Honorable Norman H. Stahl on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and then for the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.   Mr. Chung is proficient in Korean and conversant in Japanese and German.  He is admitted to practice in the state of New York and the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.



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