Kenton Atta-Krah

Senior Associate

New York

Kenton Atta-Krah is an associate within the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance teams.

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, anti-corruption compliance matters, and internal investigations. 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 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.

Prior to joining Orrick, Kenton was an Associate at Day Pitney LLP. 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.

Kenton is also a member of the firm’s Africa Practice and has an interest in development and anti-corruption compliance matters, including enforcement actions by multi-lateral development banks.

    • 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.