Kenton Atta-Krah

Senior Associate

New York

Kenton Atta-Krah is a senior associate in the White Collar, International Trade & Compliance practice group.

Kenton has broad experience working with clients in a range of high-stakes domestic and international white collar matters, including government and regulatory enforcement actions involving the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) among others, anti-corruption compliance matters, and internal investigations.

Kenton’s experience includes matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), and U.S. anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, among others. He has extensive experience responding to subpoenas and information requests from regulators and government entities and has had trial and litigation experience before the United Nations Dispute Tribunal in New York.

Kenton gained in-house legal experience with Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management Advisory Legal team during a 2021 secondment, where, among other things, he provided legal and regulatory guidance to regional and complex risk officers and other company stakeholders on combatting and responding to fraud and other financial exploitation of seniors and vulnerable adults.

Kenton maintains an active pro bono practice. Through the Criminal Justice Act (“CJA”), he regularly represents incarcerated or indigent clients, including in Section 1983 civil rights actions.

Kenton is also a member of the firm’s Blockchain Regulatory practice. He has a particular interest in development and anti-corruption compliance matters involving Africa, with a focus on enforcement actions by multi-lateral development banks.

While in law school, he was a research assistant to Professor Doriane Coleman and interned with the CWS-RDU Immigration and Refugee Program. He also spent time as a Summer Associate at Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah, a law firm in Accra, Ghana.

    • Assisting investigation into anti-corruption compliance matters, including FCPA risks and circumvention of internal controls at European subsidiary of a multinational company; investigating allegations of conflicts of interest, bribery, and kickbacks between international business partners and senior executive at multinational company; and investigating procurement fraud and related misconduct at an international humanitarian organization.
    • Responding to subpoenas and formal inquiries from regulators and government entities, including CFTC information requests to depositary clearing organization regarding potential regulatory violations; and OIG subpoenas to infrastructure firms regarding alleged financial mismanagement and overbilling.
    • Assisting internal investigation into, and response to Congressional subpoenas regarding, high-profile former US government official’s alleged misuse of data while in office.
    • Investigating and reporting on allegations of childhood sexual abuse at educational institutions and by high-profile individuals.