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Michael L Volkov

White collar crime Attorney at Washington, DC

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  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 10 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 40 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1982
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

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Practice areas
  1. White collar crime
    With nearly 30 years experience in Washington, D.C., I have a unique background: 17 years as a federal prosecutor in the US Attorneys Office for Washington D.C, where I had over 75 jury trials, involving complex criminal case in federal court; 5 years as Chief Counsel on Senate Judiciary Committee and House Judiciary Committee; and 1 year as Justice Department political appointee. I have extensive contacts at the Justice Department, on Capitol Hill, and in the Administration.

    38 years, 100 cases

  2. Government
    Given my experience in Washington, D.C., I assist clients with Congressional relations and before fedral agencies on enforcement matters, business development, and legislative solutions.

    38 years

  3. Litigation
    I have extensive litigation experience -- criminal and civil. I have tried over 75 jury trials, some lasting as long as 9 months in federal court. I have handled complex cases and will fight effectively in the courtroom for your interests.

    38 years, 100 cases

I have been practicing law in Washington, D.C. since 1982 and have had a broad range of experience, focusing on criminal, antitrust, telecommunications, and regulatory practice areas.  I am an avid tennis player, have 3 wonderful children and an amazing wife.  I am a problem solvetr, and can help you find solutions to difficult problems.

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Posted by Juan | February 28, 2015
Mike saved me and my company
About 100 armed government agents descended on our several locations early one morning with search warrants in hand. They later claimed to have found enough to shut down the company and put the officers in jail. Over the course of the next year, Mike was there for us whenever needed in phone conferences and in person. He stayed in very close contact with the government and was able to head-off many undesirable outcomes during the year. For us, this was among Mike's most valuable assets-knowing who to contact on the government side and making the most of those contacts. He got our side fully prepared for various court appearances and was almost solely responsible for a much more favorable outcome than anyone had predicted. We have dealt with other law firms, and in our opinion Mike is and his team are at the very top of their profession. Mike has absolutely cracked the code on how to get the very best possible deal that could ever be obtained from the government, so the company's officers still have their freedom and the company is still in business. Mike has an incredible breadth and depth of experience on both sides of the law and uses it to its full extent to get the best outcome for his client.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 650-725 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General
  • United States Dept. of Justice
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Chief Counsel
  • House Judiciary Committee
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Chief Counsel
  • Senate Judiciary Committee
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Assistant US Attorney
  • US Attorney's Office for District of Columbia
  • 1988 - 2002
  • Trial Attorney
  • Antitrust Division
  • 1984 - 1988
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., B.S.
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Pharmaceutical Internal Investigation
  • Avoided criminal prosecution
  • FCPA Sting Prosecution
  • Awaiting Sentencing
  • Criminal Antitrust
  • Obtained Immunity
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  • D.C. Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Director's Award
  • US Department of Justice
  • 1998


  • Center for Administration of Justice - NYU Law School
  • Prosecutorial Misconduct
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • US Sentencing Commission Session
  • Alternatives to Incarceration
  • 2010

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Washington White collar crime Lawyer Michael L Volkov
Michael L Volkov
White collar crime Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 40 years