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M. Kendall  Day

M. Kendall Day

Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC, USA

In March 2015, M. Kendall Day was appointed Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS).  Kendall first joined AFMLS in April 2013 as the Principal Deputy Chief, and during his time in the section Kendall has supervised ground-breaking criminal cases, including the guilty plea by BNP Paribas in June 2014 for violations of U.S. economic sanctions, resulting in more than $8.9 billion in criminal penalties.   

Kendall joined the Department of Justice through the Honors Program in the Tax Division in 2003.  He then served as a trial attorney and later Deputy Chief in the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section.  During his tenure at the Public Integrity Section, Kendall prosecuted and tried some of the Criminal Division’s most challenging cases, including the prosecutions of Jack Abramoff, a Member of Congress and several chiefs of staff, a state court judge, and other elected local officials.  Kendall also served overseas as the Division’s Anti-Corruption Resident Legal Advisor in Serbia, where he mentored veteran organized crime prosecutors and drafted a criminal procedure code.

For his work, Kendall has received a number of awards, including the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, and the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Ensuring the Integrity of Government.

Kendall clerked for U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg in the District of Maryland.  He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 2002, and his B.A. from the University of Kansas in 1999.


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