James M. Koukios
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 Senior Deputy 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 Senior Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Professor Koukios oversees the Fraud Section's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Securities and Financial Fraud, and Health Care Fraud Units. Professor Koukios first joined the Fraud Section as a Trial Attorney in the FCPA Unit in 2009. In 2012, he was promoted to Assistant Chief of the FCPA Unit, where, until his promotion to Senior Deputy in 2014, he led a team of dedicated trial attorneys who prosecute and investigate violations of the FCPA and related statutes by corporations and individuals. From 2010-2011, Professor Koukios served as special counsel to the FBI Director, advising the Director and other FBI executives on criminal policy issues. Before joining the Fraud Section, Professor Koukios was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Miami for four-and-a-half years, prosecuting and trying cases involving arms trafficking, 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 a major international law firm and served as a law clerk for then-U.S. District Court Judge Edith Brown Clement in the Eastern District of Louisiana.