Andrew S. Boutros

Chicago & Washington, D.C.

Practice Area: White Collar, Investigations

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    “Mr. Boutros is very good at communicating and keeping us informed.”
    “He is fantastic at guiding us through a matter.”


    "Client service is about putting the client first with advice, actions and deeds—always. That also means being there for a client whenever you are needed, day or night—and delivering results."

    – Andrew S. Boutros


    Andrew S. Boutros, the Regional Chair of the U.S. White Collar practice, is resident in the firm’s Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices. A former federal prosecutor in the Financial Crimes and Special Prosecutions Section of the Chicago U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Boutros is a leading figure in white collar defense. He represents companies large and small, public and private, victims and targets as well as their boards, audit committees, officers, directors and other individuals in government enforcement matters (DOJ, USAO, FBI, SEC and other agencies) and internal investigations. His practice also includes trials, false claims litigation, crisis management response, strategic counseling and compliance-related work. Mr. Boutros is currently serving as Legal Counsel to the Independent Compliance Monitor for a series of pharmacy entities, pursuant to a U.S. Department of Labor administrative agreement. Mr. Boutros is described in The Legal 500 as “exceptional, the real deal — very thorough, meticulous and client-focused.” He is also recognized by Chambers USA in the area of White Collar Crime & Government Investigations in Illinois. He has been selected as a BTI Client Service All-Star for delivering “absolutely superior client service.”

    Mr. Boutros has personally represented clients in matters involving general fraud, embezzlement, the Travel Act, FARA, OFAC, RICO, tax, commercial bribery, kickback schemes, public corruption, Inspector General investigations, insurance fraud, bank fraud, securities and accounting violations, healthcare and FDA violations, environmental crimes, trade secret theft, cyber hacking and extortion incidents, criminal antitrust violations, supply chain issues, government contract disputes involving allegations of wrongdoing, whistleblower allegations and the False Claims Act, among others. Mr. Boutros also has significant experience handling criminal customs, trade and antidumping duty fraud cases. Since the early 2000s, he has conducted FCPA investigations in Canada, China, Europe and the Middle East and advised clients on FCPA corporate compliance matters and programs. In addition, Mr. Boutros was retained as an FCPA expert to render a formal legal opinion in a transnational post-acquisition dispute.

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