Andrew S. Boutros is an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago with significant experience handling corporate criminal investigations, both as a prosecutor and defense attorney. As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Boutros has conducted complex, multi-district, international fraud investigations and prosecutions of business organizations and corporate executives.
While in private practice, 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 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Boutros also represented corporations and executives in criminal and regulatory matters 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. His representations have included the defense of a publicly-traded company (and several of its subsidiaries) in criminal and administrative investigations relating to alleged kickbacks paid to the Iraqi government during the U.N.-sponsored Oil-for-Food Program. He also 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 has significant experience in negotiating corporate deferred prosecution agreements.
Mr. Boutros has authored several articles on white collar defense matters and other related topics and also lectures on the subject. He is the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section’s Global Anti-Corruption Task Force. 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.