Eugene Gorokhov


Location: Washington, D.C.
Phone: 202-386-6920
Fax: 202-765-2173

Eugene Gorokhov’s practice centers on federal criminal defense, with a special focus on white collar matters.

Mr. Gorokhov opened his own law practice one month after being admitted to the Bar. In 2009, he formed Burnham & Gorokhov, PLLC with his law school classmate Charles Burnham. Since then, they have worked together closely on a number of significant matters, achieving favorable results for clients. Some examples of current and past matters include:

  • Representation of an individual federally charged with conspiracy to commit access device fraud and wire fraud in the Eastern District of Virginia.  Jury verdict of acquittal at trial.
  • Representation of a business owner charged in the largest single investigation and prosecution under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in the “Africa Sting” case. After more than two years of litigation, all charges against the client were dropped.
  • Representation of an individual charged with wire fraud arising from an alleged multi-million dollar gold fraud scheme. All charges against the client were dismissed.
  • Representation an alleged Russian agent charged with violating the Foreign Agent Registration Act. The client was released to Russia shortly after arrest and plea on a sentence of time served.
  • Representation of an individual in proceedings under the notorious Virginia Sexually Violent Predators Act (SVPA), seeking indefinite civil commitment. The firm obtained a rare jury verdict in favor of the client. In another SVPA matter, the client prevailed when the judge dismissed the case prior to trial.
  • Representation of a Navy official charged in a bribery scheme. Ongoing matter.
  • Representation of an individual charged federally with felony conspiracy to impersonate a diplomat and to produce false identification documents. Case resolved with negotiated plea to a misdemeanor, and sentence of probation.
  • Representation of an individual charged with distribution of controlled substances (Oxycodone), facing a Sentencing Guidelines range of 63 to 78 months. Client was sentenced to one year and one day of imprisonment, and ultimately served six months.
  • Representation of a business owner on charges of selling counterfeit goods and copyright infringement. Charges dismissed at preliminary hearing.
  • Representation of the executive director of a Washington, DC nonprofit organization, targeted in a federal fraud investigation. No charges were filed.
  • Representation of a pharmacist targeted in an investigation for unlawful distribution of controlled substances. No charges were filed.
  • Representation of an IT specialist targeted in a fraud investigation in connection with employment as a contractor to a large publicly traded company. No charges were filed.
  • Representation of the target of a wire fraud investigation in connection with employment at a prominent trade association. No charges were filed.
  • Representation of an individual subject in a high-profile securities fraud case. No charges were filed.

Mr. Gorokhov has also represented clients at the appellate level throughout the United States, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Areas of Practice

  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • Government Investigations
  • Grand Jury Matters
  • General Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland


  • George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
    • J.D.
    • Law Journal: Civil Rights Law Journal, Senior Articles Editor
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • Russian
  • English
  • Spanish