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Theodore L. Kornobis

Ted Kornobis is a partner in the investigations, enforcement, and white collar group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on complex civil and white collar criminal litigation, enforcement actions by various government authorities, and internal investigations. He also represents clients in private litigation and provides counsel on corporate governance and compliance matters.

Ted represents individuals and public and private companies before state and federal courts, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), FINRA, the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other government agencies and regulators.

He assists clients with investigations and litigation touching on potential regulatory, civil, or criminal exposure across a range of issues, including the federal securities laws, the False Claims Act (FCA), and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and anti-money laundering (AML) regulations. His litigation practice includes qui tam actions, class action and shareholder derivative lawsuits, agency rulemaking challenges, and white collar disputes.

Ted has been recognized as a Rising Star of Law in the annual Top 40 Under 40 list of Washington legal talent in 2018 by DCA Live. He also has been selected as a Top Rated securities litigation attorney and Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

Ted is involved in pro bono matters at K&L Gates, representing clients on matters involving housing, civil rights, public benefits, child custody, and other issues. He serves on the board of a non-profit organization that provides new and used clothing for the homeless population in the Washington, D.C. region.

Ted worked as a law student clerk for the Institute for Public Representation, where he represented non-profit organizations in the communications and media industry on matters before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and federal court. Prior to law school, Ted worked at a strategic communications and public policy firm in Washington, D.C., at a healthcare trade association, and on political campaigns. He is certified in Legal Project Management by the LPM Institute.

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