Washington, D.C., February 4, 2013 – Alston & Bird today announced the addition of Edward (Ted) Kang to its government and internal investigations practice in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Kang served for eight years in the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney’s Office, and he brings with him a vast amount of top-level experience on some of DOJ’s most high-profile fraud and public corruption cases. Kang recently served on the Deepwater Horizon Task Force, where he conducted criminal investigations stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
In addition, as a prosecutor in the Department’s Public Integrity Section, he investigated and tried to verdict numerous complex fraud and public corruption cases, including a criminal lobbying investigation into the office of a former U.S. Senator and bribery investigations involving several state legislators and lobbyists. From 2008 to 2009, Kang served as a Special Attorney assigned to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Central Intelligence Agency’s destruction of videotapes depicting interrogations of certain terrorist suspects. Kang’s work on that sensitive matter earned him the Attorney General’s 2012 Award for Distinguished Service.
Prior to Kang’s service at the Criminal Division, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut where he tried 12 cases to verdict and worked on a wide range of criminal matters, including financial fraud and other white collar crimes.
Kang will represent clients in government and congressional investigations, with a particular focus on financial fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering.
“Ted’s arrival, along with the addition of Kim Peretti to the government investigations team, shows the firm’s substantial commitment to this area of law,” said Alston & Bird managing partner Richard Hays. “As more and more clients face increasing scrutiny from state and federal investigations, Alston & Bird has positioned itself to be a powerful and valuable resource, built on the unique skills and knowledge of the some of the most exceptional attorneys and counselors in this area.”
About Edward Kang
Edward T. Kang is a Washington, D.C. partner in the firm’s Government & Internal Investigations Group. His practice focuses on government investigation matters, particularly in the areas of financial fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-corruption, and anti-money laundering. Kang is a former veteran prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney’s Office, where he conducted numerous high-profile fraud and public corruption cases. Kang most recently conducted criminal investigations into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill (“Deepwater Horizon Task Force”) and prosecuted several complex fraud and public corruption cases involving legislators and lobbyists on the federal and state levels. In 2012, he was awarded the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service for his work on an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the Central Intelligence Agency’s destruction of videotapes depicting interrogations of certain terrorist suspects.
Kang earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as president of the Korean Association, and his B.A. from Yale University. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee of the D.C. Bar’s Corporation, Finance, and Securities Law Section and a member of the National Asian Pacific Bar Association.
About Alston & Bird
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