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Veteran Federal Prosecutor Kevin Muhlendorf Joins Wiley Rein’s White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice
Washington, DC—Wiley Rein LLP is pleased to announce that Kevin B. Muhlendorf, former Assistant Chief for the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Fraud Section, has joined as a partner in the White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice. Mr. Muhlendorf will advise the firm’s clients on securities fraud, defense procurement fraud, and FCPA matters.
An experienced trial attorney with more than a decade of experience in the investigation and prosecution of white collar matters at two federal agencies, Mr. Muhlendorf most recently was a supervisor in DOJ’s Fraud Section, where he focused on complex cases involving securities, commodities, and procurement fraud. Prior to DOJ, Mr. Muhlendorf served as Senior Counsel in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he investigated and charged cases involving financial and accounting fraud, insider trading, and FCPA violations.
“Kevin brings a wealth of experience that deepens and expands our White Collar Team,” said Managing Partner Peter D. Shields. “His significant government background and successful track record developing effective strategies in sensitive investigations and trials will complement the capabilities of our highly respected Government Contracts and Public Policy teams. He’s a great fit and we’re excited to have him on board.”
While at DOJ, Mr. Muhlendorf led national and international fraud and corruption investigations and prosecutions, coordinating with domestic and foreign regulators, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and multiple Inspectors General. In addition, he supervised Fraud Section procurement fraud matters. Mr. Muhlendorf obtained convictions in numerous, multi-week jury trials in federal district courts across the country, including the successful prosecution of individuals for securities fraud, Investment Advisers Act fraud, mail and wire fraud, and money laundering.
Mr. Muhlendorf previously worked as a litigator for a Washington, DC law firm and clerked for Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He received his J.D. from William and Mary School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Muhlendorf joins a cadre of former Assistant U.S. Attorneys at Wiley Rein. The firm’s White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice represents a broad range of major companies and individuals in criminal, civil, and congressional investigations and related litigation and specializes in matters involving the False Claims Act and related qui tam suits, the Anti-Kickback Act, FCPA, congressional ethics, and campaign finance, among other areas. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report (2015) as one of the best white collar groups in Washington, DC, Wiley Rein also was recognized as a leading firm for White Collar Crime & Government Investigations in Chambers USA (2015).