Kevin Gingras

Kevin Gingras joined the Justice Department's fraud section in February 2014, assigned to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit.

He left in summer 2018 to work for defence company Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Maryland after working on notable FCPA settlements with Brazilian engineering business Odebrecht in 2016 and UK engineering company Rolls-Royce in 2017.

After earning his law degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2003, Gingras clerked for Chief Judge Rudolph Randa at the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He was also clerk to Judge Mary Beck Briscoe at the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit between 2004 and 2005. 

Joining the Justice Department in 2005, he served as a special assistant US attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, and then as an attorney in the criminal division, appellate section. 

Gingras previously argued criminal appeals for the Department of Justice's criminal division. In 2009, he argued against a new trial for Zacarias Moussaoui, a co-conspirator in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, who had appealed his 2005 conviction on the grounds that he'd been denied access to evidence. In 2010, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction and Moussaoui's life sentence. Between 2011 and 2013 Gingras was detailed to the FBI as a deputy chief of staff in the office of the director and as the director’s special counsel on national security. 

Gingras prosecuted two former Direct Access Partners executives Benito Chinea and Joseph DeMeneses for foreign bribery. The pair were sentenced in 2015 to four years in prison for scheming to bribe a senior official of Venezuela's state-owned bank in exchange for obtaining financial trading business that created US$60 million in commissions.

Gingras was included in a declination letter sent by the DOJ to Johnson Controls as part of the FCPA pilot programme.

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