Glen Kopp is a former assistant United States attorney in the Southern District of New York. He served for five years in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), handling all phases of the federal criminal process. As an assistant United States attorney, Glen represented the U.S. government across a broad array of disciplines, including conducting complex domestic and international investigations, prosecuting criminal jury trials and arguing before the Court of Appeals. His work included a wide variety of fraud investigations and matters involving terrorism, national security, hostage taking, and narcotics and weapons trafficking. With this background, he has a deep understanding of federal enforcement priorities and practices on Wall Street and in Washington, D.C. and is experienced with handling investigations involving foreign governments.
Serving as chair of the firm's white collar practice group, Glen has taken his prosecutorial skills and applied them to a number of areas of interest for the firm’s clients, including cybersecurity, foreign corruption, government contracting fraud, securities fraud, corporate fraud, corporate compliance, and criminal antitrust. He has consulted with financial firms on cybersecurity policies and procedures and cyber incident response readiness, and has helped clients in actual breach situations manage regulators and law enforcement. In addition, he has led an internal investigation into possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations for a company with operations in the Middle East and drafted and reviewed FCPA provisions of international service contracts. In addition, Glen has represented a high-level engineering executive in the General Motors ignition switch investigation and multiple engineers in the Takata airbag investigation. He led an internal investigation involving possible improper billing practices for a government contractor. Glen has also guided a client through a criminal antitrust investigation.
Recent Notable Matters
International investment bank — cybersecurity policies and procedures
Hedge fund — cybersecurity policies and procedures
Government defense contractor — internal investigation regarding FCPA concerns in the Middle East
Government contractor — internal investigation regarding potential government contract fraud
Retailer — criminal antitrust investigation by DOJ
Three engineers — DOJ investigation of airbag manufacturer Takata
A high-level General Motors engineering executive — DOJ ignition switch investigation
Energy exploration and production company — cyber fraud investigation
Registered investment advisor — SEC examination
Pharmaceutical company — insider trading investigation conducted by DOJ and the SEC
Publications and Speeches
"Government Reach Does Not Extend to Information Stored Overseas," Corporate Compliance Insights, August 8, 2016.
"DOJ Announces First Declinations After Implementing FCPA Pilot Program," Corporate Compliance Insights, June 22, 2016.
"Vimpelcom's Global FCPA Settlement: A Multinational Resolution," Corporate Compliance Insights, June 17, 2016.
"3 FCPA Risks For Companies Heading to Cuba,” Law360, April 13, 2016.
“Supreme Court Rules Against Freezing ‘Untainted’ Assets," Inside Counsel Magazine, April 7, 2016.
“SEC, Hitachi Reach FCPA Settlement Over Corrupt Payments in South Africa,” Westlaw Journal: White-Collar Crime, Vol. 30, Issue 3, Dec. 2015.
“Data Protection and Cyber Security Litigation,” Corporate Disputes, Oct.-Dec. 2015.
“Energy Investment in Mexico and Anti-Bribery Compliance,” EUCI Webinar, October 7, 2015.
“U.S. Cracking Down on Defense Industry Corruption Overseas,” National Defense Magazine, September 2015.
“Still Waiting for an FCPA Super Bowl,” Today’s General Counsel News, February 23, 2015.
“Second Circuit Overturns Insider Trading Convictions of Two Portfolio Managers,” Business Law Today, January 2015.
"Foresight is 20/20: The Need For Pharmaceutical Companies to Implement Robust Anti-Corruption Programs," Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor, September 15, 2014.
"New Business Opportunities in Mexico Energy Market Raise FCPA Concerns," Oil & Gas Financial Journal, April 14, 2014.