Alston & Bird partner Edward “Ted” Kang has been named one of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (NAPABA) “Best Lawyers Under 40.” The award recognizes talented individuals within the Asian Pacific American legal community under the age of 40 who have achieved prominence and distinction in their fields of endeavor and have demonstrated a strong commitment to civic or community affairs.
A member of Alston & Bird’s Government & Internal Investigations Group and a highly respected former federal prosecutor, Kang focuses his practice on sensitive, high-stakes internal investigations for business clients across a broad range of industries and operating models. He concentrates on white collar defense related to compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act and Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions. He also has a robust complex commercial litigation practice, particularly in the health care industry.
Among Kang’s many accomplishments, he has served clients on highly sensitive and newsworthy matters, such as submitting an amici brief on behalf of 77 former state attorneys general in support of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell’s successful appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. While serving as a federal prosecutor for eight years in the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division, he was involved in some of the country’s most high-profile investigations, including the criminal investigation of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the 2008-2009 investigation of the CIA’s destruction of videotapes of enhanced interrogation techniques used on Al Qaeda detainees, the latter of which earned him the 2012 U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service. In 2014, he was named one of Washington, D.C.’s, “Rising Stars” by The National Law Journal.
Kang is also active in a number of professional organizations, including serving as co-chair of NAPABA’s Government Enforcement and Compliance Committee. He is also a Barrister of the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court.
NAPABA is a national association representing the interests of almost 50,000 Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students and nearly 75 state and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. An advocate for the legal needs and interests of the Asian Pacific American community, NAPABA has been at the forefront of national and local activities in the areas of civil rights, combating anti-immigrant backlash and hate crimes and increasing the diversity of the federal and state judiciaries.