David Chenkin/Zeichner, Ellman & Krause LLP

Managing Partner and Chair, ZEK

David is ZEK’s Managing Partner and Chair of the firm’s Government Investigations, White Collar Defense and Anti-Money Laundering Group.

For nearly forty years, David has represented global corporations and senior executives in complex litigation and government investigations. He has counseled clients in many significant investigations conducted by the United States Congress and by federal, state and local prosecutors and regulators. He is nationally recognized for expertise in AML and financial crime compliance and is certified as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist by ACAMS.  He also frequently collaborates with other firms whose clients face government investigations, financial crime/AML-related inquiries, civil litigation and prosecutions.

David is a frequent speaker on various government investigation/financial crime related topics. He also provides investigation training to global companies, other law firms, the U.S. Congress and federal, state and local law enforcement. He is the recipient of the Department of Homeland Security’s HSI – New York Citizen’s Legacy Award, received for his efforts in counseling HSI agents in building relationships in the financial community and contributing to forging the HSI legacy by exhibiting the core values of honor, service, and integrity.

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