An assistant US attorney in the Eastern District of New York for the past three years, Clayton Solomon joined the criminal fraud section's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit as a trial lawyer in April 2019.
As a prosecutor in Brooklyn federal court, he worked on civil enforcement matters.
In one of his last cases before leaving his role as an AUSA, he worked on an environmental case on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency against Long-Island defence contractor Lawrence Aviation Industries, Inc for polluting groundwater in Port Jefferson, New York. The company was fined over $48 million in April 2019 which provided reimbursement for the environmental clean-up work.
He also worked on cases brought in response to the 2008 US financial crisis. In his largest fraud case as a prosecutor, Solomon helped secure a $480 million civil settlement with financial services group Nomura Holding America Inc, which was accused of misleading investors between 2006 and 2007.
In 2017 he worked on the US Department of Justice’s investigation into French Bank Société Générale for defrauding investors and financial institutions in the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities. The bank admitted wrongdoing and agreed to pay a $50 million penalty.
Before his time in government, Solomon was an associate at Hogan Lovells in Miami, Florida and clerked for Judge Paul Huck in the Southern District of Florida for a year in 2012.
Solomon worked at Hogan Lovells at the same time as another FCPA unit prosecutor, Vanessa Snyder, who joined Main justice 2017.
Solomon obtained his law degree from University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2009. Following law school, he received his LLM in international law from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.