Kevin Andrew Chambers is a partner in the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice, Co-Chair of the Litigation & Trial Department in the Washington, D.C. office, and Global Chair of the firm's Diversity Leadership Committee. He represents individual and institutional clients in a variety of white collar, securities, and professional liability matters, including criminal and civil litigation and internal investigations.
He also counsels corporations and corporate committees in responding to formal and informal government inquiries. He has represented a number of public and private companies, including domestic and foreign affiliates of public accounting firms, defense contractors, energy companies, and major global retailers.
Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Mr. Chambers served 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 resulting in the affirmance of the convictions 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 graduating from law school, Mr. Chambers served as a law clerk to Judge Harry T. Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Mr. Chambers is actively involved in the firm’s diversity efforts, and through his work on the firm's Diversity Leadership Committee, helps to ensure that the firm continues to attract the highest level of talent and promote diversity internally and in the profession generally. He currently 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:
- An international affiliate of Big Four accounting firm in response to allegations of regulatory misconduct
- An energy company introducing cutting-edge energy production technology in response to SEC investigation
- A major international retailer in response to internal whistleblower complaints to multiple government agencies
- A leading provider of management and technology consulting services and individual officers in a federal securities fraud jury trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Deloitte & Touche LLP in the Southern District of Florida in a US$2 billion professional negligence claim brought by Freddie Mac arising from the failure of mortgage originator Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Corp.
- Indian affiliate of Big-Four accounting firm before United States and foreign regulators following allegations that the firm failed to uncover widespread falsification of records leading to failure of technology company
- Several international banking institutions in shareholder derivative suit following the collapse of Adelphia Communications, Inc.
- A public accounting firm in shareholder suit and SEC investigation related to American International Group