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Raphael A. Prober


Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S., J.D., Georgetown

Raphael Prober is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and serves as co-head of the firm’s congressional investigations practice. He represents companies,...

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Raphael Prober is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and serves as co-head of the firm’s congressional investigations practice. He represents companies, institutions, and individuals in all aspects of governmental investigations and related regulatory matters, with a focus on congressional investigations. Throughout his career in private practice and in the public sector, Professor Prober has advised on some of the most high-profile, high-stakes and complex congressional and governmental investigations. He has also represented clients in investigations conducted by various federal executive branch departments and agencies, including, among others, the departments of Justice, Defense, and Health and Human Services. Professor Prober has also counseled clients in responding to and navigating investigations by state attorneys general, state legislative bodies, various inspector general offices, and various investigative commissions, including the Commission on Wartime Contracting and the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

Prior to rejoining Akin Gump in 2017, Professor Prober served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. At DOJ, Professor Prober handled all facets of the Department's responses to congressional oversight and investigations, which often involved parallel DOJ investigations and enforcement matters, as well as other related agency inquiries. In addition, Professor Prober was responsible for engagement with the DOJ Inspector General's Office and the Government Accountability Office in its investigations, reviews, and audits of the Department. He also advised the Department’s senior leadership team, including the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, and he worked closely with the leadership of DOJ's many components, including its Criminal Division and other law enforcement components.

Professor Prober received his B.S., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of the American Criminal Law Review.

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