Baker Botts (Washington)

Alex Bourelly

Baker Botts (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

Alex J. Bourelly is Chair of the Washington D.C. Litigation Department at Baker Botts. Mr. Bourelly represents individual and corporate clients in a wide range of criminal and civil investigations and trials, including those involving allegations of securities fraud, healthcare fraud, antitrust violations, violations of the Clean Water Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Mr. Bourelly has also led more than a dozen domestic and international internal corporate investigations. He represents clients from a variety of industries including Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Pharmaceutical, Defense Contracting, Media, Transportation, Energy and International Consulting and Systems Integration. Mr. Bourelly has represented a number of individuals in high-profile matters including defending Lewis “Scooter” Libby of criminal charges of perjury, obstruction of justice and civil claims; and defending Lord Conrad M. Black of securities fraud and misappropriation of corporate assets. Before joining Baker Botts, Mr. Bourelly worked for more than four years in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia where he served as senior trial assistant in the Fraud and Public Corruption Section and the Homicide/Major Crimes Section. He has prosecuted more than sixty criminal jury and bench trials and argued eight appellate matters in both state and federal courts. Prior to his work in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Bourelly spent more than three years as senior counsel in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, where he was responsible for cases involving insider trading, market manipulation and accounting fraud.

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Alex Bourelly, Heather Souder Choi, Joseph Ostoyich, Natalia Sorgente, Caroline Jones The US DoJ Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim confirms the opening of two dozen active grand jury investigations into potential criminal antitrust law violations


Clients that do business with the federal government should take note: despite the pandemic and the upcoming election, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) continues to prioritize its focus on punishing fraudulent and anticompetitive conduct by government contractors, carrying out dozens of (...)

Alex Bourelly, Anne Carpenter, Caroline Jones, Natalia Sorgente, Heather Souder Choi, Joseph Ostoyich The US DoJ confirms it has opened multiple new criminal investigations with its Procurement Collusion Strike Force


A senior official at the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently confirmed that the Antitrust Division has opened multiple grand jury investigations in connection with the Procurement Collusion Strike Force (“Strike Force”) formed in November of last year. Speaking at a conference on February (...)

Alex Bourelly, Joseph Ostoyich, Heather Souder Choi, Caroline Jones The US DoJ indicts a third individual for bid-rigging in online auctions for surplus government equipment (GSA Auctions / Alan Gaines)


On February 5, 2020, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced the indictment of a Missouri man – the third individual to be charged – for participation in a conspiracy to rig bids submitted to the General Services Administration (“GSA”) at online auctions for (...)

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