Venable Expands Its Investigations and White Collar Defense Capabilities in New York with the Addition of Former Prosecutor from U.S. Attorney's Office Kan M. Nawaday

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New York, NY (January 29, 2018) – Venable LLP announced that Kan M. Nawaday, a former prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, has joined the firm's New York office. Mr. Nawaday will focus his practice on representing corporations and individuals in government and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, as well as in internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, and complex business litigation matters.

Mr. Nawaday is a seasoned trial and appellate attorney, having tried 15 federal criminal jury trials and briefed and argued numerous federal appeals. As a prosecutor, he served in several units of the U.S. Attorney's Office for more than eight years, including the public corruption and asset forfeiture units. During his tenure, he worked with numerous federal, state, and local law enforcement and regulatory agencies and led more than 100 investigations and prosecutions, including those involving complex financial fraud; campaign finance fraud; bank, mortgage, and tax fraud; healthcare fraud; government contract and public infrastructure project fraud; money laundering; art fraud; and the bribery of public officials.

"Kan is joining a team with extensive experience representing businesses and individuals at every stage of investigations and court proceedings," said Geoffrey R. Garinther, chair of the firm's Litigation Division. "We're excited to welcome another former Assistant U.S. Attorney to that team."

Matthew T. McLaughlin, partner-in-charge of the firm's New York office, said, "The Southern District of New York is a major venue for federal criminal and civil enforcement matters and white collar prosecutions. Kan is a former prosecutor with a sterling reputation who will represent our clients and assist them in avoiding severe penalties by maintaining vigorous compliance programs."

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Nawaday said, "Companies and individuals facing internal investigations and government enforcement actions are often confronted with the most difficult legal and reputational challenges, and I am delighted to be joining the exceptionally talented team at Venable, whose robust Investigations and White Collar Defense, Litigation, and Regulatory groups are uniquely positioned to help clients find the path forward when facing such complex matters."

Mr. Nawaday received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School in 2003, his M.A. in French language from Middlebury College in France in 2000, and his B.A. in comparative literature from Yale University in 1996.


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