Kevin T. Carroll

Biography

Kevin is a Partner in Wiggin and Dana’s Litigation Department in the Washington, DC office. Kevin is a skilled litigator with experience advising the White House, a Cabinet member, CEOs, a Congressional committee chairman and generals. His practice focuses on representing corporations and individuals in white collar criminal and administrative investigations and prosecutions, conducting internal investigations, ensuring corporate compliance, and representing clients during Congressional investigations.

Immediately before joining Wiggin and Dana, Kevin reported to the White House Chief of Staff and Secretary of Homeland Security, the Hon. John F. Kelly, as Executive Director and Chief Counsel of the US Council on Transnational Organized Crime. He led a team from the Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, State, and Treasury Departments and the Intelligence Community implementing Executive Order 13773 by issuing reports to the President; advocating changes to the National Security Strategy; and recommending changes to cyber and intellectual property theft, fraud, racketeering, smuggling and trafficking laws, and recommending changes to intelligence and sanctions authorities.

Kevin subsequently participated in Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States review of transactions under the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act.

Before his most recent government service, Kevin was Deputy General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at a software company whose major clients include the FBI, military and Secret Service.

Previously, Kevin was an associate at international law firms in Washington, DC and New York City, where he participated in Securities Act and Espionage Act trials and litigated on behalf of US manufacturers victimized by trade secret theft, and advocacy and charitable groups pursuing First Amendment claims. Kevin also participated in internal investigations including an internal investigation for a Swiss bank, and represented a business before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals.

Kevin earlier served as Senior Counsel to the Hon. Peter T. King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and senior member of the Financial Services and Intelligence Committees, for whom he conducted oversight investigations and prepared public hearings. 

Kevin served in the Middle East and elsewhere as a CIA case officer. 

An Army and reserve officer for 24 years, Lieutenant Colonel Carroll served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, on the Joint Staff, and in Germany, Bosnia, Hungary, Cuba, Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen.  He serves as a senior counterintelligence adviser to the Army Staff, assisting that service’s insider threat program, and maintains Top Secret and Special Compartmented Information clearances.

Kevin has written on various topics including anticorruption, counterproliferation, cybersecurity, intellectual property theft, terror finance and transnational crime, including for the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, and has experience advocating for clients in the national media.

Kevin received his LL.M. in National Security Law from Georgetown University Law Center, his J.D. from Fordham University, and a B.A. in History from Johns Hopkins University. He is studying for an M.S. in Strategic Studies from the Army War College.

Following law school, Kevin was a law clerk to the Hon. Thomas C. Platt, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center  (LL.M., 2012)
  • Fordham University School of Law  (J.D., 2001)
  • Johns Hopkins University  (B.A., 1994)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US District Court (District of Columbia)
  • US District Court (Eastern District of New York)