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High Ranking Federal Prosecutor From The Eastern District Of New York Joins Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Practice

Washington, D.C. - July 19, 2010: Federal prosecutor Kelly T. Currie has joined Crowell & Moring LLP as a partner in the firm's New York office. Most recently the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), Currie joins Crowell & Moring's internationally-recognized White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group, which represents corporations, boards of directors, executives, and other individuals in a broad range of government investigations, white collar criminal defense matters, enforcement actions and internal investigations, as well as in complex civil litigation.

The White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group has grown significantly since 2008, beginning with the addition of New York partner Daniel L. Zelenko, a former Branch Chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Division of Enforcement. The group later added the white collar lawyers from Los Angeles-based Lightfoot Vandevelde Sadowsky Crouchley Rutherford & Levine LLP, and in London, several attorneys - including Gerallt Owen, a former Eversheds partner.

"New York is a critical market for white collar and regulatory enforcement matters; the U.S. Attorneys Offices for the Southern and Eastern Districts, as well as the SEC Enforcement Division, the New York State Attorney General's Office and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, are actively and aggressively pursuing investigations, enforcement actions and prosecutions. With his experience as a top-level Assistant United States Attorney, Kelly's extensive prosecutorial, government, and trial experience on high-profile and high-stakes matters bolsters our New York office," said Janet Levine, chair of Crowell & Moring's White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group.

In his 11-plus years at the Eastern District, Currie's experience has ranged from supervising approximately 100 assistant U.S. attorneys in criminal investigations and prosecutions, including securities fraud, wire and mail fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters, and myriad matters arising from the recent financial crisis. As Chief of the EDNY's terrorism section, he also led teams of prosecutors in bringing prominent terrorism and national security prosecutions and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) prosecutions.

Currie personally conducted numerous complex, global investigations and prosecutions, including those involving FCPA violations, money laundering, securities fraud, public corruption, wire and mail fraud, tax fraud, export control violations, and financing of terrorist organizations. He has tried over 15 federal jury trials to verdict and argued over a dozen cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

"Crowell & Moring has a world class white collar and regulatory enforcement practice. I'm excited to join a group of exceptionally talented lawyers at a firm that has demonstrated its commitment to client service and collegial culture even in the course of dramatic growth," said Currie.

Currie also offers clients a unique understanding of the governmental and political world. From 1996 to 1998, Currie served as a senior advisor to former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell, who chaired the Northern Ireland political negotiations. The negotiations resulted in the historic Good Friday Agreement. In 2001, Currie again served as a senior advisor to Senator Mitchell in his role as chairman of the International Israeli-Palestinian Fact-Finding Commission.

Currie received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Crowell & Moring LLP's White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group represents corporate and individual clients in federal and state cases in the United States and globally. The practice includes investigations by grand juries, congressional committees, independent and special counsels, federal agencies, and other investigative officials and bodies, as well as internal investigations. The group has a wide-reaching international practice with an experienced bench of senior-level litigators and advisors in each of Crowell & Moring major international markets.

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 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, Anchorage, London, and Brussels.


Kelly T. Currie