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Crowell & Moring White Collar Chair Daniel Zelenko Named a New York Law Journal 'Distinguished Leader'

New York – November 3, 2017: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that partner Daniel L. Zelenko, chair of Crowell & Moring’s nationally recognized White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group, has been named to the New York Law Journal’s list of “Distinguished Leaders.” The list recognizes 22 New York-based lawyers in leadership roles who have achieved impressive results in the past year, as selected by the publication’s editors.

A former federal prosecutor and senior enforcement lawyer at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Zelenko told the New York Law Journal he is proud to be part of a dynamic white-collar team at Crowell & Moring that has achieved many successes and seen notable growth, including the addition last month of partner Rebecca Ricigliano, the former First Assistant Attorney General of New Jersey. One noteworthy victory came when Zelenko and the team recently helped persuade the SEC to drop a major securities fraud investigation of a client who was facing potentially career-ending legal jeopardy.

Zelenko credited the role of mentors early in his career, and has carried those lessons forward as a leader. “To me, leadership is about creating opportunities for other lawyers on the team. That can happen in a number of different ways but it requires a real commitment,” Zelenko told the NYLJ. “I try to support our more junior lawyers by giving them increased responsibility on our cases, by encouraging them to get out there and see clients, and by helping them learn to develop some of their own business at an earlier stage of their careers. And of course, leadership is also by example, which is something I never take lightly.”

The complete list of honorees can be viewed here.

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About Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group

Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group routinely represents clients in the most significant white collar cases in the United States and has successfully defended and counseled clients around the world regarding all manner of government investigations, criminal trials, regulatory enforcement actions, and internal investigations. The diverse team includes lifelong defense lawyers, including former assistant federal defenders, as well as former prosecutors and enforcement attorneys from the Department of Justice, the Office of Independent Counsel, United States Attorney's Offices, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


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