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 investigations and prosecutions of business organizations and corporate executives. As a defense attorney, 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.
While in private practice, Mr. Boutros’s representations included the defense of a Fortune 10 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 defended another publicly-traded company against criminal allegations of price manipulation in the natural gas market relating to the California energy crisis. In addition, as a private practitioner, 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. 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 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, white collar criminal enforcement, Corporate Social Responsibility, and other related topics. He is the national Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section’s Global Anti-Corruption Committee. 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.