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Daniel S. Kahn

US Department of Justice
Chief, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit
Washington, DC, USA


Daniel Kahn has been with the Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section since 2010, was an Assistant Chief in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) Unit from 2013 to March 2016, and has been the Chief of the FCPA Unit since that time.  Mr. Kahn has tried and convicted a number of individuals in FCPA, securities fraud, and other white collar cases, and was the lead prosecutor on ten corporate FCPA resolutions, including the guilty plea of Alstom resulting in the largest ever fine by the Department in an FCPA case.  Mr. Kahn earned the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service for his work on the Alstom case, and the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for his part in prosecuting a bribery scheme involving the state-owned and state-controlled telecommunications company in Haiti.  In connection with that case, Mr. Kahn was co-counsel in the first conviction at trial of a foreign government official for laundering proceeds of FCPA violations.

Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Kahn spent six years at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.  Among other cases, Mr. Kahn helped secure the retrial and acquittal of a defendant wrongfully convicted of murdering a Bloods kingpin.  Mr. Kahn then first-chaired a trial against the state of New York and secured the second-largest ever award under New York’s wrongful conviction statute.  Mr. Kahn was twice selected by the New York Police Department Executive Development Division to present on the prevention of wrongful convictions.  He also assisted the New York Justice Task Force in investigating wrongful convictions.

Mr. Kahn graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University and cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Daniel S. Kahn is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Year in Review and Enforcement Trends - The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2017, Friday, April 28, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Year in Review and Enforcement Trends - Year in Review and Enforcement Trends, Friday, April 28, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Year in Review and Enforcement Trends - Year in Review and Enforcement Trends, Friday, April 28, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Anti-Corruption Developments 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017, New York, NY
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