Chris D’Agostino is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of Latham’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice. His practice focuses on the areas of white collar criminal defense and internal corporate investigations.
Mr. D’Agostino has been involved in a number of domestic and international internal investigations involving probes by the Department of Justice, Securities & Exchange Commission, Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, Federal Trade Commission, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Federal Bureau of Investigation, among other criminal and regulatory authorities. He has represented clients facing government investigations into alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, domestic anti-corruption regulations, export controls and trade sanctions, federal anti-money laundering laws, and federal securities laws — including insider trading.
In addition to government-facing investigations, Mr. D’Agostino regularly conducts due diligence and advises clients in connection with cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions from an anti-corruption compliance perspective. He also assists clients in designing and implementing anti-corruption compliance programs.
Mr. D’Agostino maintains an active pro bono practice primarily focused on representing low-income tenants in eviction and housing conditions cases. He also spearheads Latham’s partnership with the Thurgood Marshall Academy, a law-focused charter school in Washington, D.C.
Prior to working at Latham, while attending the University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. D’Agostino served as a legal intern for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey and litigated cases in Lynchburg, Virginia, as a member of the Virginia Law Prosecution Clinic.