Carol Alexis Chen

Winston and Strawn LLP

Carol, an award-winning former career federal prosecutor in the United States Department of Justice, is a partner and trial lawyer in Winston & Strawn LLP’s Los Angeles office. She handles high-stakes white collar criminal and complex civil litigation across various sectors including Financial Services and Banking and Technology, New Media, and Telecommunications. In addition, Carol responds to government inquiries and conducts sensitive internal investigations for her clients and counsels them on the development, implementation, and enhancement of compliance and remediation programs. Carol has particular expertise with respect to anti-money laundering and trade and export control laws and regulations and in matters involving Fintech, blockchain technology, and cryptocurrency.  Prior to joining Winston & Strawn in 2021, Carol served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, California for over 15 years in various supervisory roles including as Chief of the section that prosecuted, amongst other violations, money laundering and other financial crimes as well as transnational organized criminal groups which utilize cryptocurrency and/or the darknet.