- Representing numerous entities and individuals in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election.
- Counsel for a bipartisan coalition of 77 former state attorneys general as amici curiae in former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell’s successful petition to the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark ruling limiting the scope of federal bribery laws. McDonnell v. U.S., 136 S.Ct. 2355 (2016).
- Counsel for numerous companies in the residential mortgage industry in investigations conducted by the DOJ and CFPB, including complete dismissal of all charges alleging violations of the False Claims Act and the defense of a Korean precious metals refining company in a $190 million fraud case.
- Conducted numerous internal investigations, including anticorruption and sanctions investigations, for Korean conglomerates.
- Defended an Australian power company, resulting in dismissal and avoidance of a default judgment that awarded relief equivalent to $200 million.
- National counsel for a Fortune 50 global health insurance company in complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters.
- Counsel for individuals and corporations in numerous investigations conducted by the DOJ and U.S. Attorney’s Offices involving allegations related to bribery, health care fraud, wire fraud, false statements, and tax evasion. No charges were brought against any of these individuals or entities.
- Counseled numerous companies on a variety of anticorruption issues, including FCPA acquisition due diligence, third-party due diligence, anticorruption training for employees, and revisions to corporate policies and procedures.
- Counsel for pharmaceutical companies in a state False Claims Act lawsuit filed by a state attorney general relating to alleged misrepresentations regarding FDA approvals.
- Conducted numerous internal investigations on matters related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and antitrust for Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defense, health care, life sciences, financial services, automotive, information technology, and insurance.
Edward (Ted) Kang is the co-leader of Alston & Bird’s White Collar, Government & Internal Investigations Team and is head of the D.C. office’s Litigation Group. His practice focuses on white collar defense and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, False Claims Act, and Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions.
Ted represents companies and individuals under investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal and state enforcement agencies. He counsels and conducts internal investigations for clients in an array of industries. Ted has a robust complex commercial litigation practice, particularly in the health care industry. He is an accomplished courtroom lawyer and has tried a dozen cases to verdict and argued 13 cases before federal circuit courts.
Ted served for eight years as a federal prosecutor in the DOJ Criminal Division and at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut, where he prosecuted some of the department’s most high-profile fraud and public corruption cases. He is a recipient of the 2016 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (NAPABA) “Best Under 40 Award” as well as the 2012 Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service.
Ted is frequently called upon to provide expert analysis on white collar matters, including for the Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal and as a television analyst for WUSA9-DC.
- District of Columbia
- New York
- Harvard University (J.D., 2001)
- Yale University (B.A., 1998)
- Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court, Barrister
- National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Government Enforcement and Compliance Committee, co-chair