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Theodore L. Kornobis

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

Ted has deep experience representing individuals and 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 criminal fraud statutes, 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 an annual Top 40 Under 40 list of Washington legal talent. He also has been selected as a top-rated securities litigation attorney and selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

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.

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 United States as a Recommended Lawyer for Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals, 2024
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