Samer B. Korkor is a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). He represents clients in an array of white collar criminal, regulatory, and civil matters. 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 civil and criminal 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 participated in and contributed to high-level decision-making. Samer also served as a DOJ trial attorney in both the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section (FCPA Unit), and the Office of International Affairs. Samer has also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia, during which he sharpened his trial skills and oral argument abilities.
White Collar. Samer offers clients a wealth of experience in the areas of white collar defense, anti-corruption, and international criminal law. Samer spent over five years at an international law firm counseling clients in these areas. He also served as a federal prosecutor for several years, during which he prosecuted and litigated an array of fraud and other criminal cases on behalf of the U.S. Government.
International Law. 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). Samer has worked on international aspects of many of DOJ’s most sensitive and impactful matters garnering significant media attention, and with the potential to impact the U.S.’s international and bilateral relationships with key countries. At DOJ, Samer served as the US point of contact on international cases involving many countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Education & Admission. Samer holds a Juris Doctor from Washington University of St. Louis School of Law, is a Fulbright Scholar, and holds a Bachelor's degree and Masters degree from Case Western Reserve University. Samer is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Ohio, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Samer previously clerked for the late and Honorable David A. Katz at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Awards. In 2020, Samer was one of the first awardees of the 40 Under 40 Award by the Arab America Foundation. The award recognizes “awardees [who] truly exemplify our mission of connecting and empowering Arab Americans... All awardees are under the age of 40, who excel in their industry, and are engaged in promoting their heritage and culture to empower their communities and make a difference.
Samer, with his wife and family, live in Maryland. “Samer” is pronounced like “hammer” with an “s.”