James M. Koukios
Assistant Chief, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit, United States Department of Justice, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Harvard
B.A., with highest distinction, University of Michigan. J.D. cum laude, Harvard Law School. As an Assistant Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division...Continue Reading
B.A., with highest distinction, University of Michigan. J.D. cum laude, Harvard Law School. As an Assistant Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, Professor Koukios leads a team of dedicated trial attorneys who prosecute and investigate violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related statutes by corporations and individuals. Professor Koukios joined the Fraud Section in 2009 and was promoted to his current position in 2012. During his time in the Fraud Section, Professor Koukios has investigated and tried various complex white-collar cases, including cases involving foreign bribery, money laundering, and wire fraud. From 2010-2011, Professor Koukios served a detail as special counsel to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, during which he advised the Director and other FBI executives on policy issues related to criminal investigations. Before joining the Fraud Section, Professor Koukios was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Miami for four-and-a-half years where he prosecuted and tried cases involving immigration offenses, narcotics offenses, violent crimes, and economic crimes. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami, Professor Koukios was a litigation associate for three years at major U.S. law firm and served as a law clerk for then-U.S. District Court Judge Edith Brown Clement in the Eastern District of Louisiana.