Samer Korkor



Washington, D.C.

Samer B. Korkor is a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).  Samer has extensive experience providing advice and counsel on compliance, investigations, complex litigation, white collar criminal matters, and international evidence exchange and extradition.  

Having served in several key positions in the DOJ, at a major international law firm, and as a federal law clerk, Samer has experience covering all sides of criminal and civil matters in many industries, including: healthcare, IT, automotive, manufacturing, retail, logistics, financial services, and others.  Samer has demonstrated his expertise in his practice areas – serving as a law professor, publishing scholarship, delivering presentations, and providing thought leadership in major publications such as the Wall Street Journal.  

While at the DOJ, Samer served as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, and Counsel to the Deputy Assistant Attorney General / Attorney General’s Counsel on International Affairs.   In those roles, he contributed to high-level decision-making at the DOJ.  Samer also served as a DOJ trial attorney in both the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section (FCPA Unit), and the Office of International Affairs. Additionally, he served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

Samer is uniquely qualified to provide counsel regarding the impact of transnational governmental cooperation as it relates to evidence exchange (mutual legal assistance) and fugitive apprehension (extradition).  At the DOJ, Samer worked on international aspects of many highly sensitive and impactful matters garnering significant media attention, and with the potential to impact the U.S.’s international and bilateral relationships with many countries.  

Samer, with his wife and family, live in Maryland.  He enjoys exercise, outdoor activities, travel, and family.  Samer is pronounced like “hammer” with an “s.”

Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law<br/>Litigation<br/>White Collar Crime<br/>Regulatory Compliance
Prior Associations
U.S. Department of Justice<br/>Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP<br/>Council on Legal Educational Opportunities
Washington Univ. of St. Louis School of Law<br/>Fulbright Scholar<br/>Case Western Reserve University
Bar Admission
District of Columbia<br/>Ohio (Inactive)<br/>U.S. Supreme Court<br/>U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit<br/>U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

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