Practice Areas

Litigation  •   White Collar Defense & Investigations  •  

Industry Experience

Privacy & Data Security  •  

Emil Bove, an accomplished former federal prosecutor with extensive trial and appellate experience, represents clients in government investigations, white-collar criminal and regulatory defense matters, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation.

Prior to joining CSG Law, Emil served for over nine years as an AUSA at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. As an AUSA, Emil tried 13 federal cases and briefed and/or argued 18 appeals. He handled some of the country’s most significant national security matters during his tenure, and he was Co-Chief of the Office’s national security unit during his last two years as a prosecutor. Emil’s investigations involved sanctions evasion, export controls, money laundering, foreign corruption and bribery, cybersecurity and data intrusions, espionage, the Foreign Agents Registration Act and 18 U.S.C. § 951, terrorism, and international drug trafficking. As a result of that work, Emil has substantial experience coordinating with components of the Department of Justice, Treasury Department, and State Department, as well as numerous U.S. and foreign regulators, in connection with investigations in the U.S. and across Europe, South and Central America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Before Emil’s government service, he was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, focused on white collar criminal defense and international regulatory investigations. Emil also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard J. Sullivan in the Southern District of New York, and the Honorable Richard C. Wesley in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Emil earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Law Journal’s Annual Review of Criminal Procedure. He earned his B.A., in Public Policy & Economics, summa cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany.

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  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2008)
  • State University of New York at Albany (B.A., summa cum laude, 2003)


  • New York


Notable cases Emil supervised at the U.S. Attorney’s Office included:

  • Prosecution of Turkish financial institution in connection with alleged multi-billion dollar sanctions evasion, bank fraud, and money-laundering scheme (U.S. v. Türkiye Halk Bankasi A.Ş., a/k/a Halkbank)
  • Prosecution of U.S. cryptocurrency expert for illegal provision of services to North Korea in violation of economic sanctions (U.S. v. Virgil Griffith)
  • Asset forfeiture action relating to oil products tanker used in violation of economic sanctions targeting North Korea (U.S. v. M/T Courageous)
  • Prosecution of former U.S. intelligence agency officer, for cyber-crimes and espionage, in connection with one of the largest thefts and unauthorized disclosures of classified information in the agency’s history (U.S. v. Joshua Schulte)
  • Prosecution of Venezuelan president and other current and former Venezuelan officials for alleged narcoterrorism (U.S. v. Nicolas Maduro, et al.)
  • Prosecution of U.S. nationals for conspiring to unlawfully export dual-use electronics to China and to commit wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering (U.S. v. Chong Sik Yu, et al.)

Notable cases Emil prosecuted as an AUSA included:

  • Prosecution of former Venezuelan Vice President, Venezuelan Superintendent of Cryptocurrency, and others for violating economic sanctions targeting Venezuela (U.S. v. Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah, et al.)
  • Prosecution of former Honduran presidential candidate, former Honduran congressman, and others for international money laundering (U.S. v. Yani Benjamin Rosenthal Hidalgo, et al.)
  • Prosecution of Russian intelligence officer for illegally acting as an agent of Russia while working under non-official cover at a Russian state-owned bank in the U.S. (U.S. v. Evgeny Buryakov, et al.)
  • Prosecution of former FBI employee coopted by Chinese intelligence officers for illegally acting as an agent of China in the U.S. (U.S. v. Kun Shan Chun)
  • Prosecution of relatives of two former Honduran presidents, two former Honduran congressmen, and several former Honduran National Police, among others, for international drug trafficking and weapons offenses (U.S. v. Juan Antonio Hernandez Alvarado, et al.; U.S. v. Fabio Porfirio Lobo; U.S. v. Midence Martinez Turcios; and U.S. v. Fredy Najera Montoya)

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