David N. Kelley to Join Cahill Gordon & Reindel

Aug 03, 2005, 01:00 ET from Cahill Gordon & Reindel

    NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP today
 announced that David N. Kelley, 45, the United States Attorney for the
 Southern District of New York ("SDNY"), will join the firm as a senior
 litigating partner following his retirement from public service on or about
 Labor Day, 2005.
     "We are absolutely delighted to welcome David Kelley to Cahill Gordon,"
 said Immanuel Kohn, chairman of the executive committee. "As a widely
 respected and accomplished prosecutor, David has a successful track record
 conducting investigations and litigating complex cases covering business and
 white collar crime, securities fraud, terrorism and organized crime.
 Reflecting his stature, in the aftermath of the September 11 tragedy, our
 nation's leadership relied on David's experience and sound judgment in asking
 him to co-chair the Department of Justice's 9/11 investigation. Any litigation
 and corporate practice would be significantly enhanced by the addition of a
 lawyer of David's caliber, and the clients of our already-strong team will now
 be able to benefit from his counsel. We are pleased that Cahill Gordon's
 clients will have access to David's wisdom, perspective and intellect."
     Mr. Kelley commented, "I am excited to be joining Cahill Gordon, a firm
 that combines an extremely high quality group of professionals and breadth of
 focus with a commitment to the highest ethical principles. I look forward to
 contributing further to its successful representation of an extensive and
 diverse client base, and in particular to the firm's highly respected and
 dynamic litigation practice."
     From 2000-2003, David Kelley was Deputy United States Attorney for the
 SDNY. Prior to that, he was Assistant U.S. Attorney for the SDNY, and Chief of
 the Organized Crime and Terrorism unit from its formation in 1995. From 1993-
 1995, he was Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime and Violent Gangs unit. Mr.
 Kelley joined the United States Attorney's Office in 1988.
     During his tenure at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Mr. Kelley's involvement
 in complex cases included:
      * White Collar Crime and Securities Fraud: Under Mr. Kelley, the SDNY
        obtained convictions of Martha Stewart in connection with her trades of
        Imclone shares, Bernie Ebbers for his role at MCI Worldcom, and John
        Rigas for his role at Adelphia. Among other cases, Mr. Kelley also
        supervised the indictments of 15 current and former New York Stock
        Exchange specialists for abusive and improper trading, former
        executives of Royal Ahold's U.S. Foodservice subsidiary for accounting
        fraud and insider trading, and the former chief executive officer and
        chief operating officer of Impath Inc. for accounting and securities
      * International Issues: Indictment of an oil executive and his companies
        and foreign associates in connection with the Iraq Oil for Food
      * Terrorism: Successful prosecution of Ramzi Yousef for his role in
        the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Co-lead prosecutor of
        John Walker Lindh. Co-Chair of the Department of Justice's
        investigation into September 11, 2001. Mr. Kelley also led the
        investigation of the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.
      * Congressional Investigations: Mr. Kelley was responsible for the
        Department of Justice's investigation into Congressional staffers'
        improper access of documents from the minority office of the Senate
        Judiciary Committee.
     Mr. Kelley clerked for Chief United States District Judge T.F. Gilroy Daly
 in the District of Connecticut. He is a graduate of New York Law School, where
 he is now an adjunct professor, and of the College of William & Mary. After
 college and through law school, he served as a police officer in East Hampton,
 New York.
     With offices in New York, Washington D.C. and London, Cahill Gordon &
 Reindel is among the most successful law firms in the world. The firm has
 approximately 250 lawyers, including 64 partners. It is a full service law
 firm, with principal areas of practice including corporate, litigation, real
 estate, tax, trade regulation and antitrust, and extensive pro bono work.
      Contact: Jeremy Fielding
               Kekst and Company
               (212) 521-4800

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