Lauren J. Resnick

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Partner

New York
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"[Lauren] always demonstrates great leadership in her cases, and is a strong advocate."

— Chambers USA 2021

Overview

Lauren Resnick is a white-collar crime and corporate investigations partner with a broad practice representing companies and executives in connection with government investigations, regulatory inquiries and internal compliance matters. She previously served as a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and as Chief of the Computer Crimes / Intellectual Property Section in the Eastern District of New York. A tactical advocate, Lauren leverages her decades of government, corporate compliance and monitorship experience to provide strategic advice to clients. She also litigates a variety of commercial litigation matters as a first chair trial lawyer.

Lauren serves as the lead of the firm’s cross-disciplinary Compliance practice team. She is the firm’s Chief Practice Partner and a member of the firm’s Policy Committee.

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  • Conducts internal investigations, key risk compliance assessments, gap analyses and management training regarding anti-corruption, antitrust, anti-money laundering and trade sanctions compliance for public and private companies across industry sectors, including technology, manufacturing and financial services.
  • Conducted extensive investigation of fraud and environmental allegations at a nationwide railcar operation, resulting in the negotiation of a favorable resolution with DOJ involving a limited environmental misdemeanor plea by an inactive subsidiary.
  • Managed teams of lawyers and forensic specialists assessing transactional activity and compliance programs of financial institutions following the firm’s appointments by DOJ as monitor or examiner of non-prosecution and deferred prosecution agreements, including Merrill Lynch, stemming from the Enron probe, and Bank of New York-Mellon for anti-money laundering and tax related violations.
  • Supervised the extensive financial reconstruction of the decades-long Ponzi scheme and operations of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC for the SIPA Trustee’s ongoing liquidation and litigation proceedings.
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Experience

  • Conducts internal investigations, key risk compliance assessments, gap analyses and management training regarding anti-corruption, antitrust, anti-money laundering and trade sanctions compliance for public and private companies across industry sectors, including technology, manufacturing and financial services.
  • Conducted extensive investigation of fraud and environmental allegations at railcar operations business, resulting in the negotiation of a favorable resolution with DOJ involving a limited environmental misdemeanor plea by an inactive subsidiary.
  • Managed teams of lawyers and forensic specialists assessing transactional activity and compliance programs of financial institutions following the firm’s appointments by DOJ as monitor and examiner of non-prosecution and deferred prosecution agreements, including Merrill Lynch, stemming from the Enron probe and Bank of New York-Mellon for anti-money laundering and tax related violations.
  • Supervised the extensive financial reconstruction of the decades-long Ponzi scheme and operations of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC for the SIPA Trustee’s ongoing liquidation and litigation proceedings.
  • Defended client in criminal prosecution for alleged $30 million wire fraud and money laundering scheme, obtaining a favorable disposition following the successful litigation of key evidentiary issues for trial.
  • Obtained one of first ever non-prosecution cooperation agreements with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on behalf of international hedge fund accountant in parallel SEC and U.K. Financial Services Authority investigations of fund allocation practices.
  • Represented a senior government official in Iqbal v. Ashcroft involving constitutional and statutory challenges to the detention policies following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, resulting in favorable U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the pleading standards required to bring actions in federal court.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations in New York (2014 to 2022)
    • Band 3 (2018 to 2022), Band 4 (2014 to 2017)
  • The Legal 500 United States (2016 to 2019)
    • Recommended in Dispute Resolution - Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2010 to Present)
    • New York: Criminal Defense – White-Collar
  • New York Metro "Super Lawyer" (2006 to 2021)
    • "Top 50 Women Super Lawyers" (2013 to 2015)
  • NYC Crime Commission Service Award (2019)
  • BakerHostetler Women's Committee Trailblazer Award (2019)
  • Department of Justice Director's Award for Superior Performance (two-time recipient)

Memberships

  • NYC Citizens Crime Commission: Board Member
  • Association of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York: Board Member (2004 to 2019)
  • Women's White Collar Defense Association

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Prior Positions

  • United States Department of Justice: Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief of Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section, Eastern District of New York
    • Spearheaded the DOJ's global initiative to combat electronic crime.
    • Lead prosecutor in high-profile civil rights cases and organized crime and business fraud prosecutions. 
      • Prosecuted Lemrick Nelson for the racially motivated fatal stabbing of Yankel Rosenbaum during the 1991 anti-Semitic riots in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
      • Prosecuted NYC police officers for the 1997 sexual assault of Abner Louima.
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Raymond J. Dearie of the District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1991
  • Massachusetts, 1991
  • New York, 1991
  • Colorado, 2021

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1990, cum laude
  • B.A., Brown University, 1987, magna cum laude