Former federal prosecutor Patrick Stokes will join the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Stokes, who joined the Department of Justice in 2008, most recently served as Senior Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division, where he oversaw investigations, prosecutions and resolutions in the FCPA Unit.
From 2014 to March 2016, Stokes was Chief of the FCPA Unit. In this role, he managed the FCPA enforcement program and all criminal FCPA investigations and prosecutions nationally covering every significant business sector. He also assessed corporate anti-corruption compliance programs in connection with corporate investigations and participated in the selection of corporate compliance monitors.
From 2010 to 2014, he served as Co-Chief of the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit. In this role, he oversaw a large docket of complex white-collar cases, including investigations and prosecutions of financial fraud schemes involving accounting fraud, benchmark interest rate manipulations, insider trading, market manipulation, Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) fraud, government procurement fraud, and large-scale mortgage fraud, among others.
From 2008 to 2010, Stokes served as a senior trial attorney in the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit. While with the Fraud Section, Stokes also led multiple high-profile trials involving charges of foreign bribery and financial fraud. He also previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.