Glen G. McGorty is a member of the White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group, managing partner of Crowell & Moring's New York office, and a member of the firm’s Management Board. Glen is an experienced trial lawyer who served almost 15 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.
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. He has been recognized as a leader in the white collar and regulatory enforcement bar by Chambers USA 2016, which states that he is “held in high regard for his expert representation of individuals in white collar proceedings” and that he “offers particular experience in matters arising from the financial services industry.” According to Chambers USA, “not only does he deliver at a high level, but he also has an excellent bedside manner with clients.”
Glen has also led internal investigations for clients (including an international financial institution, a major defense contractor, a multinational engineering conglomerate, and an international power plant construction company) in connection with criminal antitrust, money laundering, public corruption, and False Claims Act concerns.
Since 2014, Glen has served as the Independent Monitor of the New York City District Council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and its Benefit Funds, a position to which he was appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Glen joined Crowell & Moring after almost 15 years at the DOJ. 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.
While serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) in the SDNY, Glen was lead counsel in 15 federal jury trials, and he briefed and argued over a dozen cases before 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 the 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 one-half years as a Trial Attorney in the Fraud Section of DOJ's Criminal Division in Washington, D.C., and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA).
In 2007, Glen received the DOJ's Attorney General Award for Distinguished Service.
International Financial Services Investigations
- Over 30 employees of several international financial institutions in connection with multinational criminal and civil/FIRREA investigations involving the foreign currency exchange market, residential mortgage-backed securities, U.S. Treasury trading, volatility index trading, and alleged fraudulent mispresentations to investors.
- A senior executive in connection with a major federal fraud prosecution related to the pharmaceutical industry in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY).
- A director at an international financial institution in connection with a FINRA inquiry related to an index valuation.
- A registered representative in connection with a high-profile alleged insider trading investigation conducted by the SDNY and the SEC Division of Enforcement.
- A strategic financial analyst in connection with an accounting fraud investigation in the SDNY and SEC.
- A former hedge fund trader in connection with a major federal insider trading trial in the SDNY.
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Public Corruption Investigations
- A managing director at an international financial institution in connection with a multinational FCPA investigation.
- A global satellite communications company in an internal investigation related to FCPA concerns.
- An international power plant construction company in an internal investigation related to a public corruption prosecution in the SDNY.
- A global engineering company in connection with a WDTX federal bribery investigation.
- A former New York state official as a witness in a criminal public corruption prosecution conducted by the SDNY.
- A New York-based law firm in connection with an EDNY public corruption grand jury investigation.
Criminal and Civil Antitrust Investigations
- A global engineering company in an internal investigation of potential bid-rigging of several construction projects.
- An international private equity company in a civil antitrust litigation matter in the SDNY.
- Several executives in connection with a DOJ Antitrust investigation.
- International traders in connection with an internal and DOJ Antitrust investigation.
Asset Forfeiture/Money Laundering Investigations
- An international financial institution on several matters, including an internal investigation into several customers’ alleged money laundering activities.
- A multi-strategy hedge fund in connection with asset forfeiture claims and victim fund remission in the SDNY.
False Claims Act and Health Care Investigations
- A major national defense contractor in an internal investigation regarding deviation from government contract design specifications.
- A pool of employees at a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company in connection with a federal criminal and civil health care fraud investigation.
- A health care executive in a criminal RICO, fraud, and money laundering prosecution in the SDNY.
Executive Employment-Related Investigations
- A vice president of an international energy conglomerate in an internal expense-related employment inquiry.
- A former principal and senior partner of an international private equity firm in an SEC examination and investigation.
- A national pharmaceutical company in an internal investigation into an alleged sexual assault at a company retreat.
- Appointed by the Honorable Richard M. Berman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in 2015 as the Independent Monitor of the New York City District Council of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and its affiliated Benefit Funds; in connection with the 1994 Consent Decree that installed oversight over anti-corruption measures designed to combat organized crime’s influence over the union.
Pro Bono Representations
- A low-level, non-violent drug offender serving a life sentence, who was granted clemency by President Barack Obama in 2015 and released in April 2016 after serving nearly a decade in prison
- A non-violent drug offender sentenced to an excessively long sentence, who was released in 2014 upon discovery of a substantive error at sentencing after serving many years in prison.
- More than 12 indigent criminal defendants in the SDNY as part of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in cases ranging from narcotics trafficking and racketeering to fraud and bank larceny.
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 New York State Bar Association, and the New York City Bar Association.
Admitted to practice: New York, New Jersey, 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)
Speeches & Presentations
"Public Corruption Group Project," National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute’s International Fellows Program 2016
(June 10, 2016).
Panelist and Facilitator: Glen G. McGorty.
"Speech and Debate Immunity, Executive Privilege & Judicial Privilege: A Primer," National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute Training Course, "Corruption: Prevention and Deterrence"
(December 8, 2015).
Presenter: Glen G. McGorty.
"This Year in Trade - Fall Update," Crowell & Moring Webinar
(October 8, 2015).
Presenters: Adelicia R. Cliffe, Paul Davies, Charles De Jager, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Lindsay Denault, Frances P. Hadfield, Aaron Marx, Glen G. McGorty, James (J.J.) Saulino, and Alexander H. Schaefer.
Client Alerts & Newsletters
"This Month in International Trade - April 2016,"
International Trade Bulletin
(May 5, 2016).
Contacts: Mariana Pendás, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jini Koh, Daniel Cannistra, Anne Elise Herold Li, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Charles De Jager, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Carlton Greene, Christopher Monahan, Stephen M. Byers, Kelly T. Currie, Janet Levine, Thomas A. Hanusik, Alan W. H. Gourley, Glen G. McGorty, Ian A. Laird, Paul Davies
"Courts Can Bark But Can't Bite: D.C. Circuit Holds DPAs are in the Sole Province of Prosecutors,"
White Collar Alert
(April 8, 2016).
Contacts: Janet Levine, Thomas A. Hanusik, Glen G. McGorty, Kelly T. Currie, Stephen M. Byers, Megan Weisgerber
"This Month in International Trade - September 2015,"
International Trade Bulletin
(October 8, 2015).
Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Daniel Cannistra, Thomas A. Hanusik, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Melissa Morris, Ian A. Laird, Glen G. McGorty, Charles De Jager, Tracy T. Huang, Paul Davies, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, James (J.J.) Saulino, Benjamin Blase Caryl
"Avoiding Compliance Red Cards After the FIFA Scandal: Anti-Corruption Considerations for Sponsors and Sports Marketing Companies,"
Advertising & Product Risk Management Alert
(June 8, 2015).
Contacts: David Ervin, Christopher A. Cole, Glen G. McGorty, Stephen M. Byers, Jeff Severson
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