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Anden Chow

Anden Chow is a former federal prosecutor who assists companies and individuals in complex domestic and cross-border criminal, regulatory, and asset forfeiture investigations. He advises on U.S. economic sanctions, anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), cryptocurrency issues, and asset tracing. He also represents clients in high-stakes civil litigation.  

Over nearly a decade as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, Mr. Chow investigated, litigated, and resolved federal matters ranging from: a wide variety of fraud; international financial transactions, including sanctions evasion, FCPA violations, money laundering through both traditional and cryptocurrency platforms; to other federal criminal matters including trade secrets theft, racketeering, extortion, international narcotics trafficking, and murder. During his time as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Chow tried more than ten cases to verdict, and he briefed and argued multiple appeals before the Second Circuit.

Prior to his work for the Department of Justice, Mr. Chow was an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen A. Higginson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Honorable Lance M. Africk of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Representative Matters

White Collar Criminal and Regulatory Matters

  • Senior banker at global financial institution in DOJ foreign bribery, tax evasion, and money laundering investigation

  • CEO of cryptocurrency company in DOJ and CFTC money laundering and unlicensed money transmitting investigations

  • Senior executives of social media company in DOJ and SEC national security and fraud investigations

Publications

Presentations

  • Presenter on behalf of U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training, Czech Republic, 2021-2023

  • Presenter on behalf of U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2023

Clerkships

  • Law clerk to the Honorable Stephen A. Higginson, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Lance M. Africk, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Honors & Awards

Prosecutor of the Year, Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, 2022

Education

Columbia Law School, J.D.

Princeton University, A.B.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
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