Jeffrey M. Prokop

Jeffrey Prokop,

a partner in the Washington, D.C., office, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts and in international arbitrations, with a particular emphasis on cross-border disputes. He has represented parties in arbitration proceedings held under the auspices of major arbitration agencies, including the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration and the American Arbitration Association, as well as in non-administered proceedings conducted under the UNCITRAL Rules. Mr. Prokop also has significant experience representing companies and individuals in government, regulatory and internal corporate investigations, including with respect to investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, SEC, IRS, FINRA and the New York Attorney General.

Among the clients Mr. Prokop has represented in commercial litigation and arbitration matters are the following:

A leading agricultural biotechnology company concerning its rights to plant genetics technology in an ICC arbitration and U.S. federal court litigation.
A major European telecommunications concern in an UNICTRAL arbitration in London to determine the rights of parties under a shareholders agreement for an Amsterdam-based telecommunications company operating throughout the world.
A major European telecommunications concern in a securities litigation in federal district court in New York involving control of the second-largest mobile telecommunications operator in Russia.
A Japanese energy company in a AAA arbitration and related litigation concerning a dispute over the management of a cogeneration facility in New York.
A Japanese energy company in a dispute with its European partners over their rights in two Polish wind farms before the London Court of International Arbitration.
A major international shipping company in numerous commercial litigation matters in U.S. state and federal courts concerning the company's decision to cease offering domestic-only shipping services in the United States.
A New York and London-based private equity fund in a dispute with its Russian partner before the London Court of International Arbitration.
A French construction company in federal court in New York involving civil RICO claims arising out of a failed real estate development project in Mexico.
The Tax Commissioner of the State of West Virginia before the United State Supreme Court in a US$450 million dispute over the constitutionality of West Virginia's coal severance taxes.

Among the clients Mr. Prokop has represented in white collar criminal defense and investigations matters are the following:

A major investment bank in connection with an internal investigation into allegations of theft and bank fraud.
The audit committee of a telecommunications company in an internal investigation involving allegations of FCPA violations throughout the world.
The audit committee of a structured investment advisor in an internal investigation concerning allegations of misconduct by its chief executive.
An investment bank in an internal investigation and FINRA proceeding concerning a municipal securities offering.
An executive in connection with an audit committee investigation into corporate accounting and SOX compliance.
The CEO of a London Stock Exchange FTSE 100 company in connection with DOJ's investigation of Internet gaming.
A global financial services firm in connection with an IRS investigation into tax shelters.
An individual in connection with FINRA and New York Attorney General investigations of improper compliance procedures in the annuity and mutual fund industries.
An individual in connection with a federal investigation into alleged securities fraud and insider trading.
A Big Four accounting firm in connection with an SEC investigation of financial statement restatements.
An investment advisor in connection with allegations of municipal bond bid rigging.
A technology firm in connection with a FINRA investigation of an online IPO.
An individual charged with criminal antitrust violations in connection with a New York Attorney General investigation of insurance bid-rigging.
An individual in connection with a DOJ investigation into alleged procurement fraud.

While in law school, Mr. Prokop participated in the Georgetown Criminal Justice Clinic, where he represented clients in misdemeanor cases in District of Columbia Superior Court and in felony matters before the United States Parole Commission.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Commercial Litigation, 2) International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, 3) White Collar & Corporate Investigations, 4) Internal Board and Corporate Investigations, 5) SEC & Regulatory Investigations & Enforcement Actions and 6) eDiscovery & Information Governance
Law School J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2005
Admitted Year 1996
Education B.A., cum laude, History, Boston College, 2001
Bar Member / Association State bar of District of Columbia,State bar of New York
Most recent firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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