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Rebecca Ricigliano, Former First Assistant Attorney General of New Jersey, Joins Crowell & Moring as White Collar Partner

Arrival of state’s #2 law enforcement officer and former SDNY prosecutor enhances firm’s government enforcement capabilities in New York and New Jersey

New York – October 18, 2017: Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, a former First Assistant Attorney General of New Jersey and federal prosecutor, has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in its White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group. With more than a decade of law enforcement and government enforcement experience, Ricigliano will focus her practice on government investigations, independent monitorships, and trial advocacy on behalf of corporate and individual clients.

“Rebecca’s experience as a state and federal prosecutor broadens the scope of our established white collar capabilities in New York and New Jersey, and nationally,” said Glen G. McGorty, managing partner of the firm’s New York office. “She will be an asset to clients across a spectrum of industries, from healthcare and pharmaceutical to financial institutions.”

As First Assistant Attorney General, the second-highest ranking law enforcement officer in New Jersey, Ricigliano supervised criminal investigations, False Claims Act and Consumer Fraud Act litigation, defense civil litigation, and helped establish policy initiatives on behalf of the Attorney General concerning the state’s opioid crisis and cybersecurity. She helped manage more than 7,200 employees and 14 divisions of New Jersey’s Department of Law and Public Safety, including the Division of State Police, the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, the Division of Criminal Justice, and the Division of Consumer Affairs.

Ricigliano served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2005 to 2014. In that time, she was the Chief of the Narcotics Unit and Senior Trial Counsel in the Public Corruption Unit. She oversaw hundreds of investigations and prosecutions, including healthcare fraud, public corruption, and money laundering; served as counsel in seven criminal trials; briefed more than a dozen appeals, and argued repeatedly before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She served in the SDNY’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, investigating and prosecuting financial crimes, such as market manipulation, insider trading, and other securities fraud investigations, including serving as co-counsel of an accounting fraud trial that resulted in the conviction of the former CEO and CFO of drug store chain Duane Reade. She also led the team that prosecuted members and associates of Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, a group designated by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization.

“Rebecca is a rock star who has earned the respect of her colleagues during her outstanding career as a prosecutor, and we are very fortunate that she has decided to join our white collar team at Crowell & Moring,” said Daniel L. Zelenko, chair of the firm’s White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement Group.

In Crowell & Moring’s New York office, Ricigliano joins leading white collar practitioners such as Kelly T. Currie, chair of the firm’s Investigations Practice and former Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; McGorty, a former SDNY prosecutor; and Zelenko, a former senior enforcement lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission and Justice Department prosecutor. In July, Juan A. Arteaga, the former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Enforcement at DOJ’s Antitrust Division, joined the firm in New York as a partner in the Antitrust Group.

“I chose Crowell & Moring for its unparalleled white collar experience across the United States and am eager to help grow the firm’s government enforcement capabilities across the Tri-State region and beyond,” Ricigliano said.

Ricigliano is the recipient of the Federal Drug Agents Foundation’s “True American Hero Award” and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency’s “Investigations Award for Excellence.” She received her J.D. and B.A., cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She was publications editor for the Buffalo Law Review.

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 SEC.

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, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


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