McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) is pleased to announce that Raymond O. Aghaian has joined the law firm as a partner in its Los Angeles office.  Aghaian will focus on white collar crime, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, internal investigations, civil litigation and cyber security crimes.

“I am delighted to welcome Ray to our litigation practice in Los Angeles and look forward to working with him,” said Tami Lyn Azorsky, MLA Litigation Department chair.  “He brings a great deal of knowledge and valuable industry experience to the firm. His skills and leadership in white collar and cyber security crimes will provide additional value to the litigation services we provide to our clients.”

Prior to joining MLA,  Aghaian served as the Assistant United States Attorney for the Cyber & Intellectual Property Crimes Section of the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles from 2005 through January 2012.  Aghaian was the lead prosecutor in the multi-agency corruption prosecution of former Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Chief Counsel Constantine Peter Kallas, who was sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison on charges of bribery, obstruction of justice and tax evasion.  Aghaian is also known for leading a multi-agency and multi-jurisdiction complex international cyber fraud and money laundering prosecution in which the lead defendant is ranked by the U.S. Attorney General as one of the top international criminal targets.

Aghaian received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and his bachelor of arts degree from University of California, Santa Barbara.  He is admitted to practice in California and the District of Columbia; the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; and Federal District Courts for Northern, Central, and Southern California.


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