Michael Volkov
The Volkov Law Group


Washington, D.C., United States
Phone: (240) 505-1992
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Criminal Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Law

Practice/Organization Description

The Volkov Law Group specializes in white collar defense, corporate compliance, internal investigations, and regulatory enforcement matters.

Michael Volkov is a former federal prosecutor with over 30 years’ experience in a variety of government positions and private practice. Michael has extensive experience representing clients on matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, money laundering, Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), export controls, sanctions and International Traffic in Arms, False Claims Act, Congressional investigations, and regulatory enforcement issues. Michael has assisted clients in the design and implementation of compliance programs to reduce risk and respond to global and US enforcement programs. Michael is recognized as one of the leading compliance and governance experts. He has established himself as a leading advisor on corporate governance, compliance, and strategies to avoid government investigation and enforcement.

Michael served for more than 17 years as a federal prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia; for 5 years as the Chief Crime and Terrorism Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Chief Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Counsel for the Senate and House Judiciary Committees; and as a Trial Attorney in the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice.

Michael has extensive trial experience and has been lead attorney in more than 75 jury trials, including some lasting more than six months. His clients have included corporations, officers, directors and professionals in regulatory enforcement proceedings, internal investigations and criminal and civil trials. Michael has handled a number of high-profile criminal cases involving a wide-range of issues, including the FCPA and compliance matters, environmental crimes, and antitrust cartel investigations in countries all around the world.

Notable Engagements

Compliance testing and global anti-corruption audit for Fortune 100 medical device company. On-site meetings and interviews, site visits and audits conducted to collect information in preparation for comprehensive compliance program assessment by Big 4 accounting firm. Testing and assessment of due diligence, tender procedures, donations; sponsorships; mergers and acquisitions; joint venture agreements. Presented client with comprehensive assessment, review and results.

Successfully represented three officers of a multinational company in two separate criminal antitrust investigations involving a criminal antitrust investigation in the District of Columbia and the Southern District of New York.

Defended pharmaceutical company before the Food and Drug Administration and Senate Finance Committee relating to application for approval of generic drug.

Conducted internal investigation which exonerated company against allegations of false statements in submissions to the FDA and against improper conduct alleged by Senate Finance Committee.

Represented company before the US State Department on alleged violations of ITAR which lead to voluntary disclosure and imposition of no civil or criminal penalties.

Advised several multinational companies on compliance with anti-corruption laws, and design and implementation of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance programs.

Advised hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies on compliance issues relating to Stark law and Anti-Kickback law and regulations.

Conducted due diligence investigations for large multinational companies for anti-corruption compliance of: potential third party agents, joint venture partners and acquisition targets in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Represented individual in white collar fraud case in Alexandria. Virginia and secured dismissal of criminal charges and expungement of criminal record.

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


Georgetown University Law Center

Professional Associations & Memberships

D.C. Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Criminal Defense Lawyers, White Collar Referral Network

Honors and Awards

Directors Award, Council of State Governments for Second Chance Act

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