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
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,
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.
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