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About Glen

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.

Experience

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.

Credentials

Education

Columbia Law School,
J.D.
2001
Duke University,
A.B.
1996
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York

News

News

Data Breach Lawsuit Survives Motion to Dismiss

May 18, 2017
Corporate Compliance Insights

DOJ Releases New Guidance on Compliance Programs

March 9, 2017
Corporate Compliance Insights

Case of Captive in Yemen Could Test Trump’s Guantánamo Pledge

February 13, 2017
New York Times - Washington Bureau, The

SEC RELEASES 2017 EXAMINATION PRIORITIES

February 1, 2017
Corporate Compliance Insights

Maryland imam’s advocacy of ISIS lands him at center of terrorism probe

October 7, 2016
Washington Post - Fairfax Bureau, The

New York DFS Announces New Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations

September 30, 2016
Corporate Compliance Insights

Judges struggle with cyber crime punishment

January 9, 2016
Hill Online, The

U.S. Cracking Down on Defense Industry Corruption Overseas

August 10, 2015
National Defense Magazine - Online

Will New Attorney General Loretta Lynch Shake Up Wall Street?

May 20, 2015
Institutional Investor - Online

New business opportunities in Mexico energy market raise FCPA concerns

April 14, 2014
Oil & Gas Financial Journal - Online

Former Federal Prosecutor Joins Bracewell & Giuliani

November 8, 2013
Compliance Week Online

Bracewell Taps Kopp to Join as Partner

November 6, 2013
New York Law Journal

Knowledge Center

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

The Legal 500 United States
Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense, 2017
U.S. Department of Justice
Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, 2011, Intelligence Community Legal Award, Team of the Year, 2011, Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, 2013
Federal Law Enforcement Foundation
Federal Prosecutor of the Year, 2011
Columbia Law School
Adjunct Professor, 2007
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans
Law Clerk

Events