Joseph Kniaz
  1. Counsel

Mr. Kniaz is counsel in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department and White Collar Defense & 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, 2020-present
  • Associate, 2011-2020