Associate, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Alexander ‘AJ’ Merton is a Partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Washington, DC office. AJ is a seasoned trial lawyer that regularly represents companies, high-level executives, and individuals in domestic and cross-border criminal investigations; senior government officials and c-suite executives under investigation by the Office of Inspector General, US Office of Special Counsel, and Congressional investigations; companies and individuals navigating parallel criminal and civil enforcement proceedings; as well as companies seeking redress for damages arising from RICO allegations, theft of trade secrets, breaches of fiduciary duties, and fraud. AJ regularly counsels both corporations and individuals on sensitive litigation and enforcement matters involving securities law, accounting and book-keeping standards and other internal financial controls, complex financial transactions, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act, multilateral development bank sanctions regimes, and other anti-corruption enforcement regimes.
Prior to joining the firm, AJ was a trial attorney for the US Department of Justice, Tax Division, where he began through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. While there, AJ was twice awarded the US DOJ Tax Division’s Outstanding Attorney Award and represented the United States throughout multiple US district and bankruptcy courts around the country.