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James M. Koukios

U.S. Department of Justice
Senior Deputy Chief, Fraud Section
Washington, DC, USA


James M. Koukios is Senior Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  Mr. Koukios first joined the Fraud Section as a Trial Attorney in the Fraud Section’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit in 2009.  In 2012, he was promoted to Assistant Chief of the FCPA Unit, where, for nearly two years, he led a team of dedicated trial attorneys who prosecute and investigate violations of the FCPA and related statutes by corporations and individuals.  From 2010-2011, Mr. Koukios served as special counsel to the FBI Director, advising the Director and other FBI executives on policy issues related to criminal investigations.  Before joining the Fraud Section, Mr. Koukios was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Miami for four-and-a-half years where he prosecuted and tried cases involving arms trafficking, immigration offenses, narcotics offenses, violent crimes, and economic crimes.  Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami, Mr. Koukios was a litigation associate for three years at a major U.S. law firm and served as a law clerk for then-U.S. District Court Judge Edith Brown Clement in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Mr. Koukios is an adjunct professor of trial practice at the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Koukios received his B.A. with highest distinction from the University of Michigan and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.

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