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US: Perkins Coie adds former National Security and Cybercrimes Chief

 |  January 24, 2018

Law firm Perkins Coie announced today that Christopher K. Veatch has joined the firm’s White Collar & Investigations practice group as a partner in the Chicago office. He joins the firm from the US Department of Justice (DOJ), where he was most recently Chief of the National Security & Cybercrimes Section at the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.

Chris’ experience will further strengthen Perkins Coie’s expanding White Collar & Investigations practice. As Section Chief, he led complex investigations of cyber, national security, fraud and financial crimes. Among the complex and sensitive matters he has investigated and prosecuted include those involving bank and accounting fraud, international bribery and money laundering schemes, copyright infringement, theft of trade secrets and economic espionage, and export control and US sanctions programs, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Arms Export Control Act, International Emergency Economic Powers Act, Export Administration Regulations, Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, Iranian Transactions Regulations, and other Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions programs.

His is arrival comes on the heels of the firm hiring of two others from government positions: Adam Schuman in New York (former Special Counsel for Public Integrity in the New York State Governor’s Office) and Kevin Feldis in Anchorage (former First Assistant United States Attorney in Alaska).