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Daniel S. Kahn

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Partner
White Collar Defense & Investigations
Washington DC

Former senior DOJ official with more than a decade of experience in criminal and regulatory investigations. Headed DOJ’s Fraud Section and FCPA Unit.

Dan represents clients in criminal and regulatory investigations and in civil and criminal trials. A former prosecutor, he served for 11 years in senior roles at the Department of Justice.

The Wall Street Journal described Dan as DOJ’s “most recognizable expert on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.” At DOJ, Dan was acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division and, earlier, head of the Fraud Section and FCPA Unit. He supervised matters involving FCPA violations, money laundering and sanctions violations, and fraud related to digital currency, fintechs, commodities, securities, healthcare and procurement.

At DOJ, Dan played a central role in developing enforcement policies on the FCPA, corporate investigations and resolutions, compliance and monitors. He worked with enforcement authorities in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Dan teaches Corporate Criminal Investigations at Harvard Law School and Global Anti-Corruption at Georgetown Law Center.

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Recognition

CFTC Chairman’s Award for Regulatory Excellence, 2020

FBI Outstanding Service Award, 2019

Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, 2017 and 2015

Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, 2012

Education
J.D., Harvard Law School
  • cum laude
B.S., Cornell University
  • summa cum laude
Professional history
  • Partner, Davis Polk, 2021-present
  • Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 2021
  • Acting Chief, Fraud Section, U.S. Department of Justice, 2020-2021
  • Senior Deputy Chief, Fraud Section, U.S. Department of Justice, 2019-2020
  • Chief, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, U.S. Department of Justice, 2016-2019
  • Assistant Chief, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, U.S. Department of Justice, 2013-2016
  • Trial Attorney, Fraud Section, U.S. Department of Justice, 2010-2013
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 2003-2010
Qualifications and admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • State of New York
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