Aaron Wolfson

aaron wolfson

Areas of practice

Mr. Wolfson is a NewYork partner in 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 practices in front of 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” award. 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  was a senior compliance officer at a large global financial institution., where he held multiple senior positions in the banks Anti-Money Laundering and Global Sanctions programs. 

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


Location

Legal insights

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

According to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (the “NPR”) issued by the United States Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) and published in the Federal Register on May 28, 2019,

04 June 2019

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