Government Experience

  • U.S. Attorney's Office—Southern District of New York: Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division (2002-2012); Deputy Chief, Narcotics Unit (2008-2010); Acting Chief, Violent Crimes Unit (2009-2010); Acting Deputy Chief, Criminal Division (2010); Senior Trial Counsel, Public Corruption Unit (2010-2012); Acting Chief, General Crimes Unit (2012)
  • U.S. Attorney's Office—Eastern District of Virginia: Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (1999)
  • U.S. Department of Justice: Criminal Division, Fraud Section—Trial Attorney (1998-2002)


  • Princeton University, A.B. (1995)
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D. (1998)


  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
Glen G. McGorty, Partner New York
Phone: +1 212.895.4246
590 Madison Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Glen G. McGorty is a partner in Crowell & Moring's New York Office and a member of the White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement practice group and the firm's Litigation and Trial Department.

Glen is an experienced trial lawyer and served almost fifteen years as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C. During his career with the government, Glen prosecuted and supervised a wide range of significant high-profile cases, handling white collar matters such as securities fraud, public corruption, wire and mail fraud, money laundering, tax violations, insider trading, accounting fraud and options backdating cases, and other serious criminal cases, such as RICO enterprises, international narcotics trafficking, and violent crimes including kidnapping and murder.

Glen represents corporate entities and individuals in federal and state criminal and regulatory matters, and in investigations conducted by grand juries, congressional committees, independent and special counsel, and international, federal and state law enforcement and regulatory agencies. Glen has also led internal investigations for clients ranging from international financial institutions to major defense contractors.

Selected representations include:

  • A former hedge fund trader as a witness in a major federal insider trading trial in the SDNY.
  • An international financial institution on several matters including an internal investigation into several customers' alleged money laundering activities.
  • A national defense contractor in an internal investigation regarding the deviation from government contract design specifications.
  • A hedge fund trader in an SEC enforcement action into stock trading practices.
  • Multiple employees of an international financial institution in a multi-national foreign currency exchange investigation.
  • A health care executive in a criminal RICO, fraud, and money laundering prosecution in the SDNY.
  • A former New York state official in a criminal public corruption investigation conducted by the SDNY.
  • A private equity executive in connection with an SEC expense report investigation.
  • A vice-president of an international energy conglomerate in an expense-related employment inquiry.
  • An asset management hedge fund in connection with asset forfeiture claims and the victim fund remission process in the SDNY.

While serving as an assistant United States attorney (AUSA) in the SDNY, Glen was lead counsel in fifteen federal jury trials, and he briefed and argued over a dozen cases to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He led numerous complex criminal investigations and prosecutions in virtually every sector of the Office, including the SDNY's Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and International Narcotics Trafficking Unit. In addition, he served in several senior supervisory positions, managing the SDNY's Narcotics, Violent Crimes, and General Crimes Units, and the Criminal Division itself, where he assisted in the supervision of approximately 150 criminal prosecutors. Glen was appointed senior trial counsel in 2010 by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and was responsible for overseeing various matters in SDNY's Public Corruption Unit, including the federal wiretap investigation and prosecution of New York State Senator Carl Kruger and his co-conspirators.

Before coming to the SDNY, Glen joined the DOJ through the Attorney General's Honors Program, and served three and a half years as a trial attorney in the Fraud Section of DOJ's Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. and as a special assistant United States attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA).

In 2007, Glen received the DOJ's Attorney General Award for Distinguished Service.

Glen has been a panelist and faculty member at bar association and industry conferences related to criminal investigations and prosecutions and federal criminal practice. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Council for the Second Circuit, the NY State Bar Association, and the NY City Bar Association, where he co-chairs the Criminal Justice subcommittee of the Federal Courts Committee and is a member of the Council on Judicial Administration.


Admitted to practice: New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia.


American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section; Federal Bar Council for the Second Circuit; New York State Bar Association; New York City Bar Association, Federal Courts Committee (Co-Chair of Criminal Justice subcommittee) and Council on Judicial Administration.


In the News

  • FCPA Powerhouse: Crowell & Moring
    May 29, 2013 — Law360

    Crowell & Moring's White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group has been named as one of Law360's 10 "FCPA Powerhouses" for its prowess handling Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) matters. The Law360 editors noted, "With Foreign Corrupt Practices Act experience tracing back to the firm's founding in the late 1970s, Crowell & Moring LLP has continued to make its mark in the arena, recently guiding Ralph Lauren Corp. and a Lindsey Manufacturing Co. Executive to successful outcomes in FCPA cases." The factors considered in selecting the winners included the number of attorneys at the firm working on FCPA matters and contributions to this developing area of law, including working on landmark FCPA cases, as well as client representations and outcomes.

Firm News & Announcements

Jan.13.2015 Crowell & Moring Releases Third Annual Litigation Forecast Report and Inaugural Regulatory Forecast
Jan.01.2015 Crowell & Moring's Glen McGorty Appointed to Oversee New York Carpenters Union and Its Benefit Funds
Jan.07.2013 Southern District of New York Federal Prosecutor Joins Crowell & Moring
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