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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - District of Columbia
"He is a great all-round attorney; he is thorough, intelligent, and a fierce advocate." "He is renowned throughout the legal community as someone with great trial skills and a great strategic sense."
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Preston Burton is a highly regarded trial lawyer with over three decades of criminal law experience, both as a defense attorney and as a federal prosecutor. A Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP, he is an integral part of the firm’s White Collar practice.
Mr. Burton has tried more than 50 criminal cases to verdict, representing individual and corporate clients in complex federal white collar criminal cases, governmental and civil proceedings, and congressional and internal investigations. He has also handled more than 10 appeals before the D.C. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, and Fourth Circuit.
His work is punctuated by numerous front-page cases, representing clients such as Monica Lewinsky, former CIA intelligence agent Aldrich H. Ames, and former FBI Special Agent Robert Hanssen. He has represented business executives and companies in public corruption investigations, criminal antitrust matters, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and export control violations, False Claims Act cases, and procurement fraud. Many of Mr. Burton’s cases have involved cross-border investigations, including extradition requests and multi-jurisdictional enforcement actions.
Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia; Law Clerk, Hon. Boyce F. Martin, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
J.D., University of Virginia; A.B., Duke University (magna cum laude)