Daniel Kahn is a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell in the White Collar Defense & Investigations group. Prior to working at Davis Polk, Professor Kahn spent 11 years at the Department of Justice, where he held a number of senior positions including acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General, acting Chief of the Criminal Division, Fraud Section, and Chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) Unit. Professor Kahn played a central role in developing enforcement policies on the FCPA, corporate investigations and resolutions, compliance and monitors, and served as the Department’s liaison to the ABA Standards Task Force on Monitors. Professor Kahn has twice won the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Exception Service, the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, the CFTC Chairman’s Award for Regulatory Excellence, and the FBI Outstanding Service Award.

Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Professor Kahn spent six years at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where he worked on six trial teams. Among other cases, Professor Kahn helped secure the retrial and acquittal of a defendant wrongfully convicted of murdering a Bloods kingpin. Professor Kahn then first-chaired a trial against the state of New York and secured the second-largest ever award under New York’s wrongful conviction statute. Professor Kahn was twice selected by the New York Police Department Executive Development Division to present on the prevention of wrongful convictions. He also assisted the New York Justice Task Force in investigating wrongful convictions.

Professor Kahn graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University and cum laude from Harvard Law School.