Rahul Mukhi’s practice focuses on criminal, securities, and other enforcement and regulatory matters as well as on complex commercial litigation.

Rahul joined the firm in 2005. From 2010 to 2016, Rahul worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. He was a lead prosecutor on significant cases involving public corruption, cybercrime, financial and tax fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, and international organized crime. During his tenure, he conducted 10 jury trials and was responsible for some of the office’s most high-profile matters. Rahul received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, one of the U.S. Department of Justice’s highest honors, for his assistance in the insider trading prosecution of Raj Rajaratnam, one of the largest insider trading cases in history.

Rahul rejoined the firm as counsel in 2016. Both before and after his time at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Rahul has represented numerous corporations and individuals in connection with government and regulatory investigations, and he has spoken and written about issues related to criminal law, anti-corruption, cybersecurity, and foreign sovereign immunity.

Notable Experience

  • Petrobras and current and former officers and directors in securities fraud class action litigation and 29 individual actions in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in connection with Operation Carwash — reportedly the largest corruption scandal in Latin American history.

  • A global FCPA review for a Fortune 50 consumer products company covering more than 20 jurisdictions.

  • An insider trading investigation for a major investment bank.

  • A major commercial bank in regulatory proceedings regarding allegations of manipulation and collusion in the foreign exchange market.

  • An internal investigation related to a company’s IT department and involving potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

  • A major technology company related to a data breach.

  • The Government of Argentina in its long-running litigation against bond creditors.

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Publications

New Rules for Searching Electronic Devices at the U.S. Border,” (co-authored with Britta Redwood)

US China Business Council Lays Out Recommendations to Improve China’s Cybersecurity Regulations,” (co-authored with Zheng (Jonathan) Zhou)

How The Cybersecurity Legal Landscape Changed In 2017,” Law360, January 19, 2018 (co-authored with Jonathan S. Kolodner and Daniel Ilan) 

Illinois Appellate Court Holds That Mere Technical Violations Of Data Privacy Statute Are Insufficient To State A Claim,” (co-authored with Jonathan S. Kolodner and Gregory N. Wolfe) 

2018 Brings Continued Calls for a Federal Data Protection and Breach Statute,” (co-authored with Britta Redwood) 

Second Circuit Issues Order Affirming Dismissal of Data Privacy Class Action Suit,” (co-authored with Jonathan S. Kolodner and Richard Cipolla) 

Massachusetts Attorney General Settles For Data Breach Over Stolen Laptop—Sign of Increased Enforcement Scrutiny?,” (co-authored with Jonathan S. Kolodner and Richard Cipolla) 

The SEC Warns That Celebrity Endorsements of Virtual Currency May Violate Federal Securities Laws,” (co-authored with Jonathan S. Kolodner) 

SEC Chairman Offers Views on Initial Coin Offerings,” (co-authored with James Michael Blakemore)  

Newly Created SEC Cyber Unit Takes First Action Against Allegedly Fraudulent ICO,” (co-authored with James Michael Blakemore) 

With Equifax Looming, Split on Standing in Data Breach Cases Grows With Recent Decisions,” Pratt’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report, (co-authored with Jonathan Kolodner and Tanner Mathison) 

In Wake of the Equifax Breach, New York’s Attorney General Proposes New, Stricter Data Privacy Law” (co-authored with Jonathan S. Kolodner and Richard Cipolla) 

“Tickets To Roberts Court: Good For This Day And Train Only?,” Law360, July 31, 2017 (co-authored with David Felton)

 Recent Developments Highlight Measures To Mitigate Litigation and Regulatory Exposure From Cyber-Attacks, June 22, 2017 (co-authored with Jonathan S. Kolodner
and Daniel Ilan) 

“Ethics of Using Hacked Information to Prosecute Criminal and Civil Claims,” New York Law Journal, January 4, 2017 (co-authored with Martha Vega-Gonzalez)

“Leveraging ’McDonnell’ in Defending FCPA Enforcement Actions,” New York Law Journal, October 28, 2016 (co-authored with David Felton)  

Events