Joseph Kniaz
  1. Counsel

Mr. Kniaz is counsel in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department and White Collar Defense and Investigations Group, practicing in the Washington DC office. He regularly advises clients on national security-related regulatory matters, particularly with respect to national security reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Mr. Kniaz also represents companies and individuals in a wide range of criminal and civil enforcement matters, congressional inquiries and internal investigations involving allegations of fraud, violations of anti-bribery laws, money laundering, economic sanctions and export controls.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • State of New York


  • B.A., History, University of Michigan, 2008
    • with highest distinction
    • with highest honors
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2011
    • Order of the Coif
    • Editorial Board, Virginia Law Review

Professional History

  • Counsel, Davis Polk, 2020-present
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 2011-2020