Deirdre Farrell

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Associate

New York
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Overview

Deirdre Farrell has broad litigation and investigations experience, representing technology, pharmaceutical, utility and consumer goods clients both in state and federal court, and in domestic and cross-border investigations. Deirdre uses her forensic accounting background to provide detail-oriented and thoughtful analysis to clients.

Deirdre is currently a member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), an unprecedented recovery effort involving hundreds of actions

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  • Served as a member of the BakerHostetler team working as counsel to the court-appointed SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS).
  • Worked as part of the SIPA Trustee’s appellate team responsible for appeals in the district court and Second Circuit.
  • Defended an investor-owned electric utility in mass tort wildfire litigation.
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Experience

  • Served as a member of the BakerHostetler team working as counsel to the court-appointed SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS).
  • Worked as part of the SIPA Trustee’s appellate team responsible for appeals in the district court and Second Circuit.
  • Defended an investor-owned electric utility in mass tort wildfire litigation.
  • Represented a private security company in an SEC accounting fraud investigation.
  • Represented the federal monitor appointed to oversee ethics and compliance improvements at a global airbag and seatbelt manufacturer following the company’s wire fraud guilty plea and $1 billion settlement with the Department of Justice.
  • Represented the board of directors of a pharmaceutical company in conducting an internal investigation into whistleblower complaints.
  • Performed anti-corruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) risk assessment for Fortune 500 company.
  • Investigated impact of revenue recognition fraud at a water utilities company.
  • Provided litigation support to court-appointed trustees in $3.6 billion Ponzi scheme bankruptcy case.

Recognitions and Memberships

Community

  • Volunteer as a mentor for Minds Matter NYC, a non-profit organization founded to help high-achieving, low-income New York City high school students pursue a college education and career opportunities (2019 to present)

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable P. Kevin Castel, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York: Judicial Intern (2016)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services, LLP: Associate, Forensic Services (2012 to 2015)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 2018, cum laude; Notes and Comments Editor, St. John's Law Review
  • B.S., University of Maryland, 2011