Dennis Kihm became a trial attorney in the fraud section’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit in November 2015. He left the unit in 2020 to join the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
Before joining the FCPA unit, Kihm prosecuted tax crimes at Main Justice for five years since 2010. In that time, he worked on the DOJ’s US$270 million 2014 deferred prosecution agreement with Bank Leumi-le over charges that the Israeli bank helped US citizens evade tax.
In 2013, he was the lead prosecutor on a tax fraud case against two tax shelter promoters, Gerrit Timmerman from Utah and Carol Sing from Nevada. The pair were convicted in February 2015 and sentenced to serve 48 and 36 months respectively for promoting a tax fraud scheme to unsuspecting clients.
During his first year at the DOJ, Kihm also worked as a special assistant US attorney in Washington, DC, working on 15 trials, and winning assistant US attorney of the month in May 2011.
Kihm joined the Justice Department in 2010 through the prestigious Attorney General’s Honors Program, straight out of law school at the University of Texas. Between college and law school, Kihm worked as paralegal for Hogan Lovells. He obtained his BA in history in 2006 at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where he served as vice president of the College Democrats.