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Daniel P. Chung is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a nationally-recognized trial lawyer and litigator, and his practice focuses on white-collar criminal and civil defense, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement, and commercial litigation matters. His experience spans a broad spectrum of sectors, with particular depth in financial institutions, technology companies, media companies, and the healthcare sector. He is the Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Washington, D.C. Diversity Committee and is a member of the firm’s Finance and Global Diversity Committees.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Chung served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he prosecuted a wide range of complex federal criminal cases, involving securities fraud, Ponzi schemes, bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, health care fraud, insurance fraud, immigration fraud, money laundering, complex racketeering, murder, terrorism, and international drug cartels. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Chung tried eight federal criminal jury trials to verdict, and briefed and argued numerous federal appeals before the Second Circuit. In 2019 and 2020, Mr. Chung was named by Benchmark Litigation as one of its “Future Litigation Stars” in Washington, D.C. He was also named by the National Law Journal as one of its 2017 Rising Stars in Washington, D.C. In 2015, he was named by the Washington Business Journal as one of its “40 under 40” who have achieved professional excellence while maintaining a commitment to the community. In 2012, he received the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s “Prosecutor of the Year” award.
Recent significant engagements include:
Mr. Chung is a regular featured speaker on white collar enforcement and regulatory topics, including for Thomson-Reuters Forums, the American Conference Institute, and the Practising Legal Institute. He has guest lectured at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, Georgetown Law Center, George Washington University Law School, Notre Dame Law School, Columbia Law School and the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
Mr. Chung is a 2003 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Following law school, Mr. Chung served as a law clerk for the Honorable Norman H. Stahl on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and then for the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Chung is admitted to practice in the state of New York and the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Harvard University - 2003 Juris Doctor
Harvard University - 2000 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar