Five recognitions showcase leadership across appellate, intellectual property, and white collar practices, and in a notable law student diversity initiative.
Kevin Andrew Chambers, Global Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice, represents clients in high-stakes white collar, securities, and professional liability matters.
Mr. Chambers draws on extensive senior government experience to help individuals, public and private companies, and corporate committees navigate:
- Criminal and civil litigation
- Internal investigations
- Government inquiries
Most recently, Mr. Chambers served for nearly two years at the Department of Justice as Associate Deputy Attorney General. During his federal appointment, Mr. Chambers was selected by Attorney General Merrick Garland as the Department’s first Director of COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement.
As Associate Deputy Attorney General, he handled the Criminal Division portfolio for the Deputy Attorney General, including serving as co-chair of the Corporate Crime Advisory Group responsible for significant revisions to the Department’s policy for prosecuting corporations, executives, and individuals implicated in corporate criminal and civil misconduct.
As Director for COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement, Mr. Chambers oversaw the Department’s efforts to identify, investigate, and prosecute pandemic relief-related fraud. He established nationwide strike teams to combat large scale fraud committed by criminal organizations and transnational actors. During his tenure, the Department reported billions in recovered funds and charged actual losses.
He joined the firm in 2014 after serving for four years as an Assistant United States Attorney. During his appointment, he prosecuted more than 250 criminal cases in the District Court for the District of Columbia and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and was lead prosecutor in more than 60 bench and jury trials. Mr. Chambers’ prosecutorial experience includes interstate drug trafficking operations, violent crime, and fraud against government agencies.
Before embarking on his legal career, Mr. Chambers practiced as a certified public accountant and senior auditor at a top New York public accounting firm. After law school, Mr. Chambers served as a law clerk to Judge Harry T. Edwards of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
A recognized leader at the firm, Mr. Chambers has previously served as Global Chair of Latham’s Diversity Leadership Committee and as Local Chair of the firm’s Washington, D.C., Litigation & Trial Department.
Mr. Chambers actively participates in the firm’s diversity efforts, which work to ensure that Latham continues to attract the highest level of talent and promote diversity internally and in the profession generally. He serves on the board of directors for the Council for Court Excellence and regularly speaks on diversity initiatives at firm training academies and law schools.