Erik L. Kitchen

Erik Kitchen is a partner in Steptoe's Washington office, where he is a member of the Litigation Department. He has a broad range of experience defending clients in government investigations and proceedings, and conducting internal investigations on behalf of clients.

White-Collar Criminal Defense
Mr. Kitchen has extensive experience representing senior corporate management, senior public officials, investment bank and hedge fund principals, and other individuals and entities in government investigations and proceedings in a variety of contexts, including Department of Justice investigations and prosecutions and SEC enforcement proceedings. In recent years, Mr. Kitchen has represented clients in proceedings involving allegations of accounting and securities fraud, false statements to the government, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and insider trading.

Internal Investigations
Mr. Kitchen has conducted internal investigations for corporations on a wide range of issues, including alleged violations of the FCPA, alleged corporate fraud, compliance with contract obligations, and other alleged improper conduct by corporate officers.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Mr. Kitchen has conducted internal investigations regarding FCPA issues in a variety of industries and with respect to operations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. Mr. Kitchen also counsels clients on FCPA issues and represents clients in government investigations of alleged FCPA violations.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) FCPA/Anti-Corruption and 2) White-Collar Criminal Defense
Law School Harvard Law School (J.D.,1979)
Education Princeton University (B.A.,1976)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia
Most recent firm Steptoe & Johnson
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