(Reuters) – Longtime official of the US Department of Justice Daniel Kahn, who supervised high-profile bribes against the French energy company Alstom SA and the Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht SA, is leaving the government for the private sector, a source told Reuters. 19659002] Mr. Kahn will join the white shoe defense company Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, said the source, who was familiar with the move.
Mr. Kahn and spokesmen for the Justice Department and Davis Polk did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Kenneth Polite to head the Department of Justice's criminal division in July, but Mr. Polite has not yet made permanent choices to lead. the division's fraud section, which is at the forefront of the agency's law enforcement against companies and their executives.
Last year, the fraud portion secured $ 2.9 billion in U.S. criminal penalties and payments and settled several high-profile cases, including a market manipulation probe against JPMorgan Chase & Co. and foreign bribes are accused against Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for its role in Malaysia's 1
As Acting Deputy Deputy Director of Justice in the Criminal Division, Kahn led the Criminal Division's Fraud and Appeals Division. Prior to that, he held various leadership roles in the fraud section, including three years as head of the team dealing with foreign bribes. He joined the Department of Justice in 2010 after working for Davis Polk for six years.
The cases against Alstom in 2014 and Odebrecht in 2016 both resulted in corporate crimes and what were record fines at the time.