AG Racine Hires Jonathan Kravis as Special Counsel to Combat Public Corruption in the District

Former Federal Prosecutor Who Resigned Over Roger Stone Sentencing to Spearhead OAG’s New Public Corruption Section

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Racine Karl A. Racine today announced that highly-regarded former federal prosecutor, Jonathan Kravis, has joined the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) as Special Counsel for Public Corruption. Mr. Kravis will conduct a review of State Attorney General and other prosecutor offices to better advise the Attorney General on how best to structure OAG’s Public Corruption Section. Mr. Kravis will also recommend potential areas of focus, as well as potential legislation to provide the section with the tools it needs to be successful. The section is expected to focus on a broad array of wrongdoing that impacts the public’s confidence in honest government.

“Jonathan Kravis is one of our country’s most respected prosecutors,” said AG Racine. “He has earned his exceptional reputation for ethically and successfully prosecuting public corruption cases.”

Prior to joining OAG, Mr. Kravis served as the Deputy Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. As Deputy Chief, responsible for overseeing the Office’s public corruption matters, Mr. Kravis helped to successfully prosecute Roger Stone for obstruction of Congress and related offenses. He resigned from the U.S. Attorney’s Office over the Department of Justice's handling of the Stone sentencing memo. Mr. Kravis, a former law clerk to the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and D.C. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland, previously worked as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division, where he received the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Performance for his work prosecuting a high-ranking federal official for a racketeering conspiracy and related offenses.

Mr. Kravis holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College, where he graduated summa cum laude, and earned his law degree from Yale Law School. Mr. Kravis is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Law, where he co-teaches a seminar on public corruption.