Danielle Giffuni is an associate in Crowell & Moring's New York office and a member of the firm's White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group. Her practice is focused on counseling and representing corporate and individual clients in regulatory enforcement actions, government investigations, white collar criminal defense matters, and internal investigations.
Representative examples of Danielle’s work include :
- Advising financial institutions on the development of compliance programs and conducting Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) risk assessments.
- Drafting AML/OFAC Sanctions/Anti-Fraud policies and procedures.
- Working with clients to conduct internal investigations and respond to government regulatory enforcement action.
- Representing a national health plan in an Attorney General and Department of Labor investigation under State Executive Law and ERISA.
- Representing a law firm in connection with federal investigation of the managing partner in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY).
- Representing a corporation in federal bribery and conspiracy prosecution in the Southern District of New York (SDNY).
- Successfully representing a registered representative in a FINRA investigation. FINRA closed the investigation without filing an enforcement action.
Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Danielle was a senior associate in the Financial Crimes Unit at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Danielle provided advisory consulting services for international financial institutions facing criminal and regulatory actions on matters involving AML, OFAC/Sanctions, and other financial crime issues. Her consulting practice also focused on cross-border information sharing issues, including data privacy and bank secrecy laws.
In addition to her time at PwC, Danielle served as an assistant district attorney in the Frauds Bureau at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn. During her tenure at the District Attorney’s Office, Danielle served as the lead counsel investigating and prosecuting major felony cases, including real estate fraud, financial crimes, civil rights, and environmental fraud. Danielle prosecuted both felonies and misdemeanors, serving as co-counsel in bench and jury trials, indicting hundreds of cases before the grand jury and conducting pre-trial hearings.
Prior to seeking a law degree, Danielle served as a paralegal specialist in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York from 2005 to 2007, as part of the Office’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force.
Danielle graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in political science and received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Danielle is admitted to the New York State Bar and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Admitted to practice: New York
Client Alerts & Newsletters
"This Month in International Trade — October 2016,"
International Trade Bulletin
(November 3, 2016).
Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Mariana Pendás, Daniel Cannistra, Charles De Jager, Alexander H. Schaefer, Danielle Giffuni, Kelly T. Currie, James (J.J.) Saulino, Alan W. H. Gourley
"FinCEN Proposes Rule to Require Banks Lacking a Federal Functional Regulator to Establish AML Programs,"
International Trade Bulletin
(October 25, 2016).
Contacts: Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, Danielle Giffuni