Aaron Wolfson

aaron wolfson

Areas of Practice

Mr. Wolfson is a New York partner in the Dispute Resolution & Litigation group specializing in financial crimes compliance. Mr. Wolfson represents clients nationally and internationally in a variety of matters, including white-collar criminal cases, administrative enforcement matters, trade-related due diligence, complex financial disputes, internal investigations, entity list designations, and corporate compliance issues.

Mr. Wolfson has extensive public- and private-sector experience. As a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, he led numerous investigations and prosecutions of global financial institutions for violations of U.S. sanctions laws. He also served as a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, where he was a member of a trial team that prosecuted fraud and price fixing in the municipal bond industry. Mr. Wolfson also held senior positions in a global investment bank’s Anti-Money Laundering and Economic Sanctions programs.

Mr. Wolfson represents clients in U.S. state and federal court in white-collar defense and civil litigation matters. Mr. Wolfson also appears before both regulatory and criminal-justice agencies, including OFAC, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
In 2009, Mr. Wolfson was honored with the “Department of Justice National Asset Forfeiture Award for Outstanding Investigation.” In 2010, he was awarded the Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General’s “Award for Distinguished Service.”

Work Experience

Mr. Wolfson joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2018.

Prior to that, Mr. Wolfson was a partner at New York-based litigation firm.

Mr. Wolfson received his B.A. and J.D. from Duke University. He is admitted to practice in New York State.

Mr. Wolfson’s working languages are English and Mandarin Chinese.


Legal insights

In June, we issued a client alert reporting on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would allow the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”), under certain circumstances, to declare “currency...

10 September 2019


10 September 2019

The United States enforces economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals against a wide array of targets

12 August 2019

2019 has already seen substantial developments around compliance and several major enforcement actions arising out of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).

10 July 2019

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