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Matthew S. Queler

U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division

Washington, DC, USA


Matthew Queler is an Assistant Chief in the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division.  He is a supervisor in the Fraud Section’s FCPA Unit, having re-joined the Department in August 2012.  There he supervises and handles some of the most complex FCPA investigations being handled by the Department.  Prior to that, Matthew was a Partner at Proskauer Rose, where, as part of the Corporate Defense & Investigations Group, his practice focused on corporate internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, and SEC enforcement actions.  

While at Proskauer, Matthew developed extensive experience in FCPA matters, having conducted global FCPA internal investigations and defended clients in FCPA investigations by the DOJ and the SEC. He also regularly advised clients on a wide array of FCPA issues, and conducted FCPA policy and procedure reviews, FCPA compliance audits, pre-M&A FCPA due diligence, and FCPA training sessions for clients. Matthew previously served as the Co-Chair of the FCPA and Anti-Corruption Sub-Committee for the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, White Collar Crime Committee.

Before joining Proskauer, Matthew served from 1998 to 2003 as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of New Jersey, where he successfully prosecuted numerous cases involving federal criminal violations. As a federal prosecutor, Matthew also was an inaugural member of New Jersey’s Anti-Terrorism Task Force.  Prior to that, Matthew clerked for the Honorable William G. Bassler (retired), U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey.  Matthew graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University, and cum laude from Harvard Law School.

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