Michael K. Atkinson is currently a partner at Crowell & Moring, LLP, where he coleads the National Security practice group. His practice focuses on white collar defense, internal and congressional investigations, and parallel civil and regulatory enforcement proceedings.
Prior to Crowell & Moring, Michael was the presidentially appointed and Senate confirmed Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, where he led the investigation of the Ukraine whistleblower complaint that resulted ultimately in the first impeachment trial of former President Donald J. Trump.
Prior to his Inspector General role, Michael served in senior Justice Department roles spanning two decades. He was most recently the Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Senior Counsel in the National Security Division. He also served as the Acting Chief and the Deputy Chief in the Fraud and Public Corruption Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia. He began his career at the Justice Department as a Trial Attorney with the Criminal Division, Fraud Section.
Before his 18 years of government service, he was a litigation partner at a global law firm.