Andrew S. Boutros is an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago in the Office’s Financial Crimes Section. As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Boutros has conducted some of the Office’s largest and most complex, multi-district, international fraud and cybercrime investigations and prosecutions of business organizations, corporate executives, and others. Mr. Boutros’s prosecutorial successes have earned him some of the highest awards and recognitions from the government, the legal bar, and the law enforcement community.
Prior to his government service, Mr. Boutros was in private practice as a white-collar defense attorney, FCPA practitioner, litigator, and compliance counselor. Mr. Boutros led teams of attorneys defending corporations and executives in high-stakes criminal and regulatory probes being investigated by the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice, the United States Attorneys’ Offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other government agencies. In addition, he was instrumental in building a leading FCPA practice at a major international law firm. In this regard, Mr. Boutros’s representations included the successful defense of a Fortune 10 company (and several of its subsidiaries) in criminal and administrative FCPA investigations relating to alleged kickbacks paid to the Iraqi government during the U.N.-sponsored Oil-for-Food Program. He successfully defended another publicly-traded company against criminal allegations of price manipulation in the natural gas market relating to the California energy crisis. Additionally, Mr. Boutros conducted and managed a variety of internal corporate investigations; litigated cases in federal court and in arbitration; and advised clients on corporate compliance matters, including the FCPA. Both as a prosecutor and defense attorney, Mr. Boutros has significant experience drafting and negotiating corporate deferred prosecution agreements.
Mr. Boutros writes and speaks frequently on the subjects of international corruption, the FCPA, white collar criminal enforcement, Corporate Social Responsibility, and other related topics. He is the national Co-Chair of the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section’s Global Anti-Corruption Committee and is a voting member of the ABA Criminal Justice Section Council. Mr. Boutros is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and clerked for the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is also a member of the American Law Institute.