Washington, DC, 11 October, 2010 – Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that former federal prosecutor Michael Volkov has joined the firm’s Washington, DC office as a partner in the Litigation practice. He joins the firm after nearly 30 years in diverse government positions and private practice, and focuses on white collar defense, internal investigations and government relations. 

For 17 years, Mr. Volkov was a federal prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and also served as chief crime and terrorism counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee; chief crime, terrorism and homeland security counsel for the House Judiciary Committee; a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legislative Affairs of the US Department of Justice; and a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division. He joins Mayer Brown from Dickinson Wright, where he was a partner.
“Mayer Brown’s depth of talent and global capabilities in handling complex litigation and problems was a key factor that drew me to the firm, and I look forward to working with members of the team around the globe,” Mr. Volkov said.

Mr. Volkov has extensive trial experience in more than 75 jury trials, including several lengthy and complex cases lasting more than six months. He has handled a number of high-profile criminal cases under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)(foreign bribery laws), environmental, antitrust, international traffic in arms (ITAR), money laundering, online gambling, fraud, false claims and other complex crimes. 

He received a J.D. from Georgetown University, cum laude, and a B.S. and B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude.