WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce the addition of federal prosecutor Glen G. McGorty to its New York office. Most recently, McGorty served as a senior assistant United States attorney (AUSA) in the Criminal Division in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), and senior trial counsel in the SDNY's Public Corruption Unit. He joins Crowell & Moring's White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group. A proven trial lawyer, McGorty has been lead counsel in 15 federal jury trials, and he has briefed and argued over a dozen cases to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
"Glen is one of the most highly regarded attorneys in the New York criminal bar. Over his career as a prosecutor, he has earned an outstanding reputation among the Southern District bench and his colleagues for excellent lawyering and team leadership. Glen is the perfect addition to our growing white collar group in New York and nationally, as he is not only an extraordinary lawyer and teammate, but he shares Crowell & Moring's ethos and entrepreneurial spirit," said Janet Levine, chair of Crowell & Moring's White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group.
With over 14 years of experience directly prosecuting and supervising a wide-range of significant high-profile cases, McGorty has handled numerous white collar matters including securities fraud, public corruption, wire and mail fraud, money laundering, tax violations, insider trading, and accounting fraud matters, as well as other serious criminal cases including racketeering, international narcotics trafficking, and violent crimes.
McGorty began his career as a federal prosecutor in 1998 through the Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General's Honors Program. He served three and a half years as a trial attorney in the Fraud Section of DOJ's Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. and as a special AUSA in the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) before becoming an AUSA in the SDNY.
During his time with the SDNY, McGorty led numerous complex criminal investigations and prosecutions in virtually every sector of the office, including SDNY's Securities and Commodities 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 prosecutors. McGorty was appointed senior trial counsel in 2010 by United States Attorney Preet Bharara and was responsible for overseeing various matters in SDNY's Public Corruption Unit, including the federal wiretap investigation and prosecution of New York State Senator Carl Kruger and his co-conspirators. In 2007, McGorty received the DOJ's Attorney General Award for Distinguished Service.
"New York is a critical market for the criminal defense bar due to the increasing number of investigations by the U.S. Attorneys' Offices for the Southern and Eastern Districts, as well as the SEC's New York Regional Office, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, the New York Attorney General's Office, and other regulators. I have been honored to work with some of the finest attorneys in the field and am thrilled to become a part of Crowell & Moring's premier white collar team. I look forward to private practice and will draw from my experience in government to help clients successfully navigate some of their most complex and sophisticated legal challenges," said McGorty.
McGorty received his J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law and his A.B. from Princeton University where he was class president.
Crowell & Moring LLP's White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group represents corporate and individual clients in federal and state cases and administrative matters in the United States and globally. The practice includes investigations by grand juries, congressional committees, independent and special counsels, federal agencies, and other investigative officials and bodies, as well as internal investigations.
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