Kevin Andrew Chambers represents clients in high-stakes white collar, securities, and professional liability matters.

Mr. Chambers draws on extensive senior government experience to help individuals, public and private companies, and corporate committees navigate:

  • Criminal and civil litigation
  • Internal investigations
  • Government inquiries

Most recently, Mr. Chambers served as at the US Department of Justice (DOJ) as Director for COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement and Associate Deputy Attorney General.

As Director for COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement, Mr. Chambers oversaw the Department’s efforts to identify, investigate, and prosecute pandemic relief-related fraud. He established nationwide strike teams to combat large scale fraud committed by criminal organizations and transnational actors. During his tenure, the Department reported billions in recovered funds and charged actual losses.

As Associate Deputy Attorney General, he handled the Criminal Division portfolio for the Deputy Attorney General, including serving as co-chair of the Corporate Crime Advisory Group responsible for significant revisions to the Department’s policy for prosecuting corporations, executives, and individuals implicated in corporate criminal and civil misconduct. 

He joined the firm in 2014 after serving for four years as an Assistant United States Attorney. During his appointment, he prosecuted more than 250 criminal cases in the District Court for the District of Columbia and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and was lead prosecutor in more than 60 bench and jury trials. He successfully argued four criminal appeals the convictions’ affirmance in the trial court. Mr. Chambers’ prosecutorial experience includes interstate drug trafficking operations, violent crime, and fraud against government agencies.

Before embarking on his legal career, Mr. Chambers practiced as a certified public accountant and senior auditor at a top New York public accounting firm. After law school, Mr. Chambers served as a law clerk to Judge Harry T. Edwards of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

A recognized leader at the firm, Mr. Chambers has served as Local Chair of the firm’s Washington, D.C., Litigation & Trial Department.

Mr. Chambers actively participates the firm’s diversity efforts and previously served as Global Chair of its Diversity Leadership Committee, which works to ensure that Latham continues to attract the highest level of talent and promote diversity internally and in the profession generally. He serves on the board of directors for the Council for Court Excellence and regularly speaks on diversity initiatives at firm training academies and law schools.

Mr. Chambers’ experience includes representing: 

Litigation

  • Deloitte & Touche in a US$2 billion professional negligence claim brought by Freddie Mac in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida arising from the failure of mortgage originator Taylor, Bean & Whitaker
  • A leading management and technology consulting services provider and individual officers in a federal securities fraud jury trial in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Several international banking institutions in a shareholder derivative suit following Adelphia Communications’ collapse
  • A public accounting firm in a shareholder suit and SEC investigation related to American International Group 

Investigations

  • A Big Four accounting firm’s international affiliate in response to regulatory misconduct allegations
  • An energy company in a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation into cutting-edge energy production technology 
  • A major international retailer in response to internal whistleblower complaints to multiple government agencies
  • A Big Four accounting firm’s Indian affiliate before US and foreign regulators following allegations that the firm failed to uncover widespread records falsification that led to a technology company’s failure

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia

Education

  • JD, Yale Law School, 2004
  • BS, State University of New York at Albany, 1997
    cum laude
Dallas, Texas, United States
January 18, 2023 In The News

Latham Attorneys Stress Government Chops Amid Enforcement Ramp-Up

Four former senior DOJ and White House lawyers have recently rejoined/joined Latham’s White Collar Defense & Investigations as partners: Kevin Chambers, Danielle Conley, Nicholas McQuaid, and Jonathan Su. In a Q&A with Law360, Kevin and Danielle discussed what drew them from the Biden Administration to Latham, the rise in workplace culture reviews, and enforcement trends they will be watching in 2023.