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"...a terrific lawyer and a very good strategic thinker."

Chambers USA

David S. Krakoff

Partner

  • p. 202.349.7950
  • f. 202.349.8080
  • dkrakoff@buckleysandler.com

Biography

David S. Krakoff is a Partner in the Washington, DC office of BuckleySandler LLP. Mr. Krakoff counsels corporations and corporate executives in all aspects of criminal and related civil and administrative matters.

With more than 30 years’ experience representing individual and corporate clients in high-stakes criminal and complex civil litigation and enforcement cases throughout the country, Mr. Krakoff’s experience spans a variety of SEC enforcement, grand jury and trial matters, involving accounting fraud, securities, tax, foreign corrupt practices, public corruption, antitrust, healthcare, export control, False Claims Act, trade secrets and environmental matters. Mr. Krakoff’s experience includes federal and state trials, with primary trial responsibility in more than 50 cases. In 2009, he represented a former executive of W.R. Grace & Co. in a lengthy criminal trial in the District of Montana that ended in an acquittal of all charges. In 2011-12, he represented an individual in the FCPA Sting Case criminal trial in the District of Columbia that ended in a hung jury mistrial and the later dismissal of all charges by the Department of Justice.

Prior to joining BuckleySandler, Mr. Krakoff was co-leader of the global litigation practice at Mayer Brown. In addition to his experience in private practice, Mr. Krakoff was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia for 10 years.

Mr. Krakoff is recognized as a leading Litigation lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2006-2012). In their 2012 edition, Chambers reported that Mr. Krakoff “devotes his practice to criminal and civil litigation. Clients describe him as 'a superb lawyer who is very dedicated.'" He was also recognized in Legal 500 as a "great lawyer and great guy."  Mr. Krakoff has also earned recognition from Best Lawyers in America (2006-2014), Super Lawyers (2007-2013), Washingtonian Magazine Top Lawyers (2007), International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (2012-2013) and Business Crime Defense Lawyers (2012-2013), and Best Lawyers in Washington (2006-2013).

Mr. Krakoff received his J.D. from Antioch School of Law in 1975 and his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1971.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers 2014: Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense - White Collar, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Securities
  • Super Lawyers 2013: Criminal Defense (White Collar), Business Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2013: Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense - White Collar, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Chambers USA 2010-2013, Band 2, DC Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Super Lawyers 2012: Criminal Defense (White Collar), Business Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2012: Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense - White Collar, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Securities
  • The International Who's Who of Business Crime Defense Lawyers 2012-2013
  • The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2012-2013
  • Super Lawyers 2011, Criminal Defense: White Collar Attorney
  • Best Lawyers 2011, Commercial Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Best Lawyers in Washington 2006-2013