Daniel Kahn, who most recently served as acting deputy assistant attorney general of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, will rejoin Davis Polk as a partner, the law firm announced.
Kahn’s last day at the Department of Justice was Wednesday. His first day at Davis Polk is Oct. 11, a firm spokesperson told Compliance Week. The agency did not announce his departure.
Kahn first joined the Department of Justice in 2010 as a trial lawyer with the Fraud Section, rising through the ranks during his 11 years with the agency. In 2013, he became assistant chief in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit, before being promoted to chief in 2016.
Kahn advanced to senior deputy chief of the Fraud Section in 2019 and became acting chief in 2020. In his most recent role with the Criminal Division, he supervised the Fraud Section and Appellate Section.
As chief of the FCPA Unit, Kahn managed all FCPA-related investigations, prosecutions, and resolutions. He also supervised and oversaw the selection of approximately 20 FCPA monitors during his tenure and presided over revisions to the FCPA Resource Guide.
As acting chief of the Fraud Section, Kahn supervised nearly 180 prosecutors and managed its day-to-day operations.
“My time at DOJ was an extremely rewarding chapter of my career. I had the privilege of working on significant white-collar enforcement and policy matters with some of the most talented and dedicated professionals, both within DOJ and at U.S. regulatory and foreign enforcement authorities,” he said in a statement.
Prior to joining the agency, Kahn spent more than six years as an associate at Davis Polk. In rejoining the firm, he will serve in its White-Collar Defense & Investigations practice in Washington D.C. as a partner, representing clients in criminal and regulatory investigations and civil and criminal trials.