Lecturer on Law
Daniel Kahn has been with the Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section since 2010 and has been Chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) Unit since 2016. Professor Kahn has tried and convicted a number of individuals in FCPA, securities fraud, and other white collar cases, and was the lead prosecutor on ten corporate resolutions. Mr. Kahn earned the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service for his work on the prosecution of Alstom S.A. and its executives, and the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for his part in prosecuting a bribery scheme involving the state-owned and state-controlled telecommunications company in Haiti. In connection with that case, Professor Kahn was co-counsel in the first conviction at trial of a foreign government official for laundering proceeds of FCPA violations. Professor Kahn also served as the Department’s liaison to the ABA Standards Task Force on Monitors.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Professor Kahn spent six years at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where he worked on six trial teams. Among other cases, Professor Kahn helped secure the retrial and acquittal of a defendant wrongfully convicted of murdering a Bloods kingpin. Professor Kahn then first-chaired a trial against the state of New York and secured the then second-largest ever award under New York’s wrongful conviction statute. Professor Kahn was twice selected by the New York Police Department Executive Development Division to present on the prevention of wrongful convictions. He also assisted the New York Justice Task Force in investigating wrongful convictions.
Professor Kahn graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University and cum laude from Harvard Law School.