Brian KiddChief of the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit at Department of Justice
Brian Kidd is the Chief of the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit, at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Criminal Division. In his current position, he supervises over 45 attorneys in investigating and prosecuting securities and financial fraud cases. Brian has twice received the Assistant Attorney General’s Exceptional Service Award. Brian received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, magna cum laude. After working in private practice, Brian clerked for the Hon. Aida M. Delgado-Colon, United States District Court Judge for the District of Puerto Rico and, in 2009, became a criminal Assistant United States Attorney in the same district. As an AUSA in Puerto Rico, Brian primarily prosecuted violent crimes, international drug trafficking crimes, and organized crime and RICO offenses. While an AUSA, Brian prosecuted thirty-two members of a violent street gang for various crimes, including murder, attempted murder, RICO, smuggling, and trafficking in wholesale quantities of narcotics, along with other violent acts. Brian joined the Criminal Division in 2012, serving for three years as a Trial Attorney in the Public Integrity Section in Washington, D.C., where he successfully prosecuted numerous government officials, including sixteen police officers for various crimes, including RICO, robbery, and extortion. In 2015, Brian joined the Fraud Section. As a member of the SFF Unit, Brian led the investigation into Takata Corporation, which resulted in a roughly $1 billion corporate resolution with the company and the indictment of three former executives of Takata on fraud charges relating to the provision of false and misleading test data regarding the performance and safety of Takata airbags.