Assistant Chief Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit, United States Department of Justice, Adjunct Professor of Law
A.B. Princeton; J.D., University of Chicago
A.B. Princeton University; J.D., cum laude, University of Chicago. In his capacity as an Assistant Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of...Continue Reading
A.B. Princeton University; J.D., cum laude, University of Chicago. In his capacity as an Assistant Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, Professor Edmonds assists in the supervision of all Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases in the United States and oversees the investigation and prosecution of companies, business executives, and others for paying bribes to foreign officials in international business transactions. Professor Edmonds joined the Fraud Section in 2003 through the Attorney General's Honors Program and was promoted to Assistant Chief for the FCPA Unit in February 2010. During his time in the Fraud Section, Professor Edmonds has investigated and tried various complex white-collar cases, including the domestic bribery cases involving Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, the FCPA-related conviction of BAE Systems plc, and numerous accounting and securities fraud matters. He is also a member of the U.S. delegations to the Organization for Economic and Cooperative Development’s Working Group on Bribery and other multilateral organizations, approves FCPA opinion releases, and speaks at conferences designed to raise awareness, encourage corporate compliance, and deter foreign bribery. Before joining the Fraud Section, he clerked for Judge Milton E. Shadur in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.