Whitman Knapp graduated from the University of Virginia School of law in 1993. After working at a law firm in New York, Whit joined the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Rackets Bureau, where he was involved in the investigation and prosecution of criminal enterprises ranging from traditional organized crime to wide-ranging insurance fraud rings.
Whit subsequently worked in the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau at the New York State Attorney General’s Office. While there, Whit worked extensively on investigations and prosecutions of individuals and entities connected with bid-rigging and price fixing within the insurance industry.
Since 2008, Whit has worked at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York in the General Crimes and Organized Crime units and, since 2012, in the Business and Securities Fraud Unit, where he currently serves as deputy chief and health care fraud coordinator. During his time in the Eastern District, Whit has worked on investigations and prosecutions of corporations and individuals within several different industries, most notably the construction industry, and has also worked on and supervised securities fraud, commodities fraud, FCPA, health care fraud and other matters.