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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Andrew Boutros

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Work Department

Litigation Department; Foreign Corrupt Practices Practice Group; Commercial Litigation Practice Group; Commercial Class Action Defense Practice Group; Securities & Financial Litigation Practice Group; Health Law Practice Group; Healthcare Litigation Practice Group; White Collar, Internal Investigations, and False Claims Team; National Trial Team


National Co-Chair, Seyfarth Shaw LLP White Collar, Internal Investigations, and False Claims Team


Andrew S. Boutros is a distinguished trial attorney, accomplished litigator, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) pioneer, Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School, voting Member of the ABA Criminal Justice Section Council, Co-Founder and National Co-Chair of the ABA’s Global Anti-Corruption Committee, board member to various professional and legal organizations, and former law clerk on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.  A decorated former federal financial fraud prosecutor, Mr. Boutros now represents clients in their most sensitive and important white collar matters; internal investigations, including those arising under the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws; and complex litigations.  He also provides strategic counseling and advice to clients in a variety of industries and conducts comprehensive compliance audits, including in the areas of corporate social responsibility, country of origin matters, and supply chain integrity.  Mr. Boutros is resident in the firm’s Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices.


American Law Institute, Member (2015 – present); American Bar Foundation, Fellow (2014 – present); ABA Criminal Justice Section Council, Voting Member (2013 – present); ABA Criminal Justice Section Global Anti-Corruption Committee, Co-Founder & National Co-Chair (2010 – present); ABA International Law Section, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, Senior Advisor (2013 – present); ABA Task Force on College Due Process Rights and Victim Protection, National Chair (2016 - present); ABA Criminal Justice Section CLE Board Membership, Board Member (2014 – present); Bloomberg BNA Criminal Law Reporter and White Collar Crime Report, Advisory Board Member (2010 – present); Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association – Chicago Chapter, Associate Member (2012 – present); International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors, Board Member (2015 – present); Mitchell A. Mars Foundation, Board Member (2014 – present)


JD, University of Virginia School of Law; B.S., Virginia Tech, in-honors summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa

United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

The team at Seyfarth Shaw LLP 'consistently demonstrates its expertise and value for money' when handling a wide variety of white-collar matters. Based in Chicago, 'efficient' practice co-head Andrew Boutros serves as lead national counsel to an international telecoms company in offensive trade secrets litigation, suing a former employee and his company for matters including stealing trade secrets, conspiracy and violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organisations Act (RICO). In another matter, the team led an internal investigation for a publicly traded company into an embezzlement scheme, worth approximately $17m, perpetrated by a senior executive. Karen Bitar in New York and San Francisco's Donald Featherstun lead the team alongside Boutros.

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