David Krakoff has established himself over the last 30 years as one of the nation’s leading trial lawyers and counselors for high-stakes criminal and complex civil litigation. Resident in Buckley Sandler’s Washington, D.C., office, Mr. Krakoff represents corporations and executives in all aspects of criminal, civil, and parallel enforcement matters with strategic advice, investigation, and advocacy before government agencies and trials.
Mr. Krakoff’s clients are investigated and prosecuted by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Treasury Department, and other domestic and foreign enforcement agencies. They face prosecution for potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the laws regulating securities enforcement, accounting fraud, public corruption, antitrust, tax health care, export control, False Claims Act (FCA), trade secrets, and the environment. In addition, his clients are often involved in high-stakes shareholder class action litigation. Mr. Krakoff has had primary trial responsibility in more than 50 cases.
Mr. Krakoff is a recognized leader in the field of white collar and complex litigation. He has been ranked as a leading Litigation lawyer by Chambers USA (2006-2018), which described him as “extremely thoughtful and imaginative in developing investigation and trial strategy … one of the best lawyers in town …
He really knows his way around the court and the justice system. One of his greatest strengths is that he is unflinching in his willingness to try cases.” Other accolades include: Legal 500 (2012, 2015-2018), which recognized him as the leader of “Buckley Sandler LLP’s ‘terrific’ team” that is “highly active in a number of regulated industries, with noted expertise in the financial services sector.”
In addition to his experience in private practice, Mr. Krakoff served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia for 10 years. Mr. Krakoff received his J.D. from Antioch School of Law and his A.B. from Dartmouth College.
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