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Charles E. Duross


Partner, Securities Litigation, Enforcement and White-Collar Defense Practice Group, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

A.B., J.D., University of Michigan

A.B., with high distinction, J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan. Charles Duross heads Morrison & Foerster's global anti-corruption practice and is...

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A.B., with high distinction, J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan. Charles Duross heads Morrison & Foerster's global anti-corruption practice and is a partner in the Securities Litigation, Enforcement and White-Collar Defense Practice Group. With a dozen years of experience principally focused on white-collar cases, Professor Duross's practice has an emphasis on white-collar criminal matters, including internal corporate investigations, compliance counseling, due diligence regarding third parties and business transactions, and defense of clients before government enforcement agencies. A veteran trial attorney, Professor Duross has a proven track record in the courtroom in high-profile, high-stakes trials.

Professor Duross most recently served as a Deputy Chief in the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he led the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit and was in charge of all of the DOJ's FCPA investigations, prosecutions and resolutions in the United States. Before joining the Fraud Section in late 2006, 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.

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