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Kopp, Glen A.
Glen A. Kopp
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Christina Mendez


Glen Kopp, former Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, is a partner in Bracewell’s white collar, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement practice in New York. Prior to joining the firm, he served for five years in the U.S. Department of Justice, handling all phases of the federal criminal process.

In private practice and at DOJ, he has handled regulatory enforcement matters, criminal proceedings, litigation and internal investigations relating to financial institutions; corporate, accounting, wire and bank fraud; insider trading; money laundering; options back-dating; securities; export control; and other matters. Since joining Bracewell, Glen has led an internal investigation into possible FCPA violations for a company with operations in the Middle East and drafted and reviewed FCPA provisions of international service contracts. Glen has represented a high-level engineering executive in the General Motors ignition switch investigation and an engineer in the Takata airbag investigation. Glen led an internal investigation involving possible improper billing practices for a government contractor. Glen has also guided a client through a criminal antitrust investigation and counseled clients victimized through cyber intrusions.

As an Assistant United States Attorney, Glen represented the U.S. government across a broad array of disciplines, including conducting complex domestic and international investigations, prosecuting criminal jury trials and arguing before the Court of Appeals. His work included a wide variety of fraud investigations and matters involving terrorism, national security, hostage taking, and narcotics and weapons trafficking. With this background, he has a deep understanding of federal enforcement priorities and practices on Wall Street and in Washington, D.C. and is experienced with handling investigations involving foreign governments.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Glen was a litigator in private practice, focusing on complex civil litigation and government investigations, including witness preparation for testimony in internal and agency investigations; long-term, document-intensive financial investigations; and securities and derivatives prosecutions and lawsuits.

Publications and Speeches

Co-author, “3 FCPA Risks For Companies Heading to Cuba,” Law360, April 13, 2016.

Co-author, “Supreme Court Rules Against Freezing ‘Untainted’ Assets, Inside Counsel Magazine, April 7, 2016.

C-author, “SEC, Hitachi Reach FCPA Settlement Over Corrupt Payments in South Africa,” Westlaw Journal: White-Collar Crime, Vol. 30. Issue 3, Dec. 2015.

Commentator, “Data Protection and Cyber Security Litigation,” Corporate Disputes, Oct.-Dec. 2015.

Presenter, “Energy Investment in Mexico and Anti-Bribery Compliance,” EUCI Webinar, October 7, 2015.

Co-author, “U.S. Cracking Down on Defense Industry Corruption Overseas,” National Defense Magazine, September 2015.

Co-author, “Still Waiting for an FCPA Super Bowl,” Today’s General Counsel News, February 23, 2015.

Co-author, “Second Circuit Overturns Insider Trading Convictions of Two Portfolio Managers,” Business Law Today, January 2015.

Co-author, " Foresight is 20/20: The Need For Pharmaceutical Companies to Implement Robust Anti-Corruption Programs," Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor, September 15, 2014.

Co-author, "New Business Opportunities in Mexico Energy Market Raise FCPA Concerns," Oil & Gas Financial Journal, April 14, 2014.


J.D., Columbia Law School, 2001
A.B., magna cum laude, Duke University, 1996

Bar Admissions

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, 2013
Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, 2011
Intelligence Community Legal Award, Team of the Year, 2011
Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, Federal Prosecutor of the Year, 2011
Adjunct Professor, Columbia Law School, 2007 
Law Clerk, Honorable Sarah Vance, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans