Charles E. Duross
Deputy Chief, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit, United States Department of Justice, Adjunct Professor of Law
A.B., J.D., University of Michigan
A.B., with high distinction, J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan. In his capacity as a Deputy...Continue Reading
A.B., with high distinction, J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan. In his capacity as a Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, Professor Duross is in charge of all of the Department’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases in the United States. He oversees the investigation and prosecution of companies, business executives, and others for paying bribes to foreign officials in international business transactions. He is also a member of the U.S. delegation to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Working Group on Bribery, approves all FCPA opinion releases, and speaks regularly at conferences designed to raise awareness, encourage corporate compliance, and deter foreign bribery. Professor Duross joined the Fraud Section in late 2006 and was promoted to Assistant Chief for the FCPA Unit in October 2008. In April 2010, Professor Duross was promoted to his current position. During his time in the Fraud Section, Professor Duross has investigated and tried various complex white-collar cases, including cases involving domestic and foreign bribery, money laundering, racketeering, and healthcare fraud.
Before joining the Fraud Section, Professor Duross was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Miami for five years where he prosecuted cases involving narcotics, violent crimes, and economic crimes. Professor Duross was eventually promoted to Deputy Chief of the Major Crimes Section. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami, Professor Duross was a litigation associate for five years at major U.S. law firm.