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Insider Trading Law 2017

Speaker(s): Anjan Sahni, Antonia M. Apps, Brian A. Jacobs, Candice Aloisi, Charles D. Riely, Daniel M. Gitner, David I. Miller, Eric S. Olney, John J. O'Donnell, Matthew L. Schwartz, Reed M. Brodsky, Ryan Poscablo, Zachary Feingold
Recorded on: Jul. 21, 2017
PLI Program #: 186053

Eric Olney is a partner who focuses on complex commercial litigation and appellate advocacy. Eric has defended Fortune 500 companies, their officers, directors, and underwriters in various commercial settings, including actions involving the federal securities laws.

Prior to joining Shapiro Arato, Eric worked at Latham & Watkins LLP.

Representative matters include:

  • Representing former S.A.C. Capital Advisors portfolio manager Mathew Martoma in appeal of insider trading conviction.
  • Defended officers and directors of NYSE-listed company in securities fraud action brought in the Southern District of New York. Plaintiffs withdrew all claims following service of a motion for sanctions against plaintiffs.
  • Represented Bassam Salman in appeal of insider trading conviction before the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Obtained dismissal of claims against various defendants in actions brought by the trustee for Bernard Madoff’s estate seeking “clawback” of alleged payments to defendants.
  • Defended Fannie Mae in consolidated securities fraud class action in the Southern District of New York.All claims under the Securities Act of 1933 were dismissed, and Fannie Mae also successfully opposed an individual plaintiff's motion to remand, on the ground that SLUSA requires class action claims under the Securities Act to be litigated in federal court.
  • Successfully appealed summary judgment ruling against private equity funds alleging fraud in lawsuit against NASDAQ-listed company and its former CEO; obtained reversal and reinstatement of the funds’ claims.
  • Defended UBS against shareholder class actions alleging that the bank tortiously interfered with a merger agreement. All claims against UBS were dismissed.


Columbia University School of Law J.D., 2003

James Kent Scholar (2001-02, 2002-03)

Harvard University B.A. cum laude, History, 1998


Judge William H. Pauley III, U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y.

Bar Admissions

New York


John O'Donnell is a Partner in the firm's Corporate Crime and Investigations Group.  His practice focuses on the areas of white collar criminal defense and related regulatory proceedings, internal investigations and complex commercial litigation.  John has extensive trial and appellate experience, having served as lead counsel in more than seventeen federal jury trials and having briefed and argued more than a dozen appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Professional background

Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, John spent ten years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Southern District of New York, five of which were in the Office’s securities fraud unit, nearly five years in the Enforcement Division at the Securities and Exchange Commission, and more than eight years in private practice.   While working as a federal prosecutor he investigated and prosecuted cases involving securities and commodities fraud, including accounting fraud, insider trading, ponzi schemes, and market manipulation, as well as money laundering, mail and wire fraud, and other violations of federal law.

John served as a Law Clerk for U.S. District Court Judge John E. Sprizzo in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1989-1991.  He graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 1989 with a J.D. (cum laude).  He was an Associate Editor of the Fordham Law Review.  He obtained a B.A. in History from Fordham College in 1986.

Significant Representations

  • Representing a foreign state owned energy company in connection with a United States Department of Justice investigation and prosecution of the company's U.S. country head.
  • Representing a foreign bank in connection with bankruptcy proceedings concerning Oak Rock Financial's collapse due to its founder's fraudulent conduct.
  • Providing advice concerning U.S. securities regulatory issues to foreign financial service firms and their U.S. affiliates.

Matthew Schwartz is a Partner in Boies Schiller Flexner’s New York City office. His practice  focuses on government and internal investigations, white collar defense, regulatory compliance, and complex civil litigation. A “buttoned-up assassin in the courtroom” praised by his colleagues for his “laser-like focus and precision,” Mr. Schwartz has a reputation for “possessing the consistent ability to take knotty issues and distilling them to their essence” (Forbes, 2014). “Talented and extremely hardworking” (Legal 500, 2017), he has first-chaired numerous jury and non-jury trials and personally argued more than a dozen federal appeals.

From 2005 to 2015, Mr. Schwartz was a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, “where he spent a decade leading blockbuster trials” (Crain’s, 2017). As a member of that office’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, Mr. Schwartz led a number of high-profile matters, including the investigations and deferred prosecution agreements with JPMorgan and Commerzbank AG on BSA/AML charges; the investigation and prosecutions related to the “London Whale”  trades; and all aspects of the government’s investigation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, including a six-month long jury trial and the forfeiture of more than $9 billion. He conducted numerous investigations in parallel with regulators such as the SEC, CFTC, OCC, Federal Reserve Board, FinCEN, OFAC, and PCAOB; state Attorneys General and other state regulators, such as  the New York State Department of Financial Services; and foreign regulators and law enforcement, such as the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

Mr. Schwartz has frequently been recognized for his work. He was named as one of Crain’s New York Business “40 Under Forty” (2017); Law 360 named him to its “Top Attorneys Under 40” list  in 2016. And Ethisphere in 2015 and 2016 named him to its list of “Attorneys Who Matter.” He is a three-time recipient of the Department of Justice’s John Marshall Award – the highest award given by the Department to lawyers – and was named in 2013 as Prosecutor of the Year by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation.


  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
  • Columbia College, B.A.

Former Positions:

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Thomas J. Meskill (2d Cir.) and Shira A. Scheindlin (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Special Master, In re IPO Securities Litigation

Reed Brodsky is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's New York office.  Mr. Brodsky is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn's Crisis Management Practice Group and a member of the Securities Enforcement and White Collar Defense and Investigations Groups.  He is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and litigator best known for his success as lead trial counsel in two of the most high-profile white collar criminal cases in recent memory, United States v. Raj Rajaratnam in 2011, and United States v. Rajat Gupta in 2012.  Since joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Brodsky has been a lead trial attorney in four high-profile trials, representing Chevron Corporation in Chevron v. Donziger et al. in 2013, AlixPartners in AlixPartners v. Thompson et al. in 2014, AIG's Lavastone Capital unit in Lavastone Capital LLC v. Coventry First LLC et al. in 2015, and Patriarch Partners/Lynn Tilton in SEC v. Patriarch in 2016.  Before joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Brodsky spent eight years serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he won all seven of his white collar criminal trials and many non-white collar trials. 

Mr. Brodsky’s areas of practice include trial work, white collar crime, securities enforcement proceedings, corporate internal investigations, compliance counseling and complex civil litigation.  Mr. Brodsky has extensive experience representing institutions, hedge funds, issuers of securities, board committees and individuals in connection with investigations, litigation and SEC enforcement proceedings under the federal securities laws.  Mr. Brodsky has counseled numerous hedge funds on securities trading and compliance matters.

Mr. Brodsky has received national recognition and many awards for his achievements and litigation skills. His litigation practice includes commercial disputes, civil litigation, and white-collar and securities enforcement matters.  In 2018, U.S. Legal 500 ranked Mr. Brodsky as one of the leading lawyers at Gibson Dunn in corporate investigations; he was a leading lawyer on two separate litigation teams that won Benchmark Awards for high-profile commercial litigation matters; and was a Benchmark finalist as one of the top securities lawyers in the country.  Mr. Brodsky is ranked among the top white collar litigators in New York by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, describing him as “a superstar” whom “you want in your corner when you’re stepping into the ring” with his “pragmatic and efficient approach.” Benchmark Litigation ranks him as a “Litigation Star.” Mr. Brodsky has been named as one of the “Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorneys in New York,” by Super Lawyers, a leading investigations lawyer by Who’s Who Legal: Investigations, and a “Life Sciences Star” by LMG Life Sciences. Lawdragon Magazine cited Mr. Brodsky among the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” in 2012. Ethisphere Magazine named him one of 14 “Government Stars” in 2011. In 2012, Mr. Brodsky received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service; and in 2013, Mr. Brodsky received the Executive Office of U.S. Attorney’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance by a Litigative Team.

An experienced trial lawyer, former federal prosecutor, and Chambers USA-ranked white collar litigator, David I. Miller is a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig and focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, securities and commodities enforcement, related complex civil litigation, and cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, anti-money laundering, and national security matters. Previously, David served for five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York (S.D.N.Y.), over half that time as a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. He also served as a terrorism prosecutor with the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, as an Assistant General Counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency, and as a white collar, securities, and commercial litigation attorney in private practice. Before joining Greenberg Traurig, David was a partner at another global firm.

David represents a variety of clients – including banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, private equity funds, investment companies and advisers, public and private companies, cryptocurrency businesses, senior officers, directors, and managers, and other individuals – facing risks of government investigation, criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement and prosecution, related civil litigation, and in matters requiring complex internal investigations. David regularly assists clients facing insider trading, market manipulation (including spoofing), accounting fraud, valuation fraud, and other securities/commodities and financial fraud issues; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering compliance concerns; and issues implicating cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, forfeiture, and national security matters. To this end, David represents clients before federal and state courts, the Department of Justice, US Attorney's Offices, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, self-regulatory organizations, state attorneys general offices, and other regulators and enforcement authorities.

David is recognized by Chambers USA as a leading white collar lawyer in New York, where clients have described him as “a great advocate who provides sound advice to his clients and can tell them what they need to hear.” He has also been described as “an effective trial lawyer who is unique in his ability to see the big picture, as well as the political and business implications of the case for the client.” Notably, clients have stated that David “provides excellent service – he’s proactive, incredibly responsive and professional.”  Similarly, The Legal 500 US notes that David has been praised by industry insiders for his “sharp mind, strategic thinking and client-focused advice.” David has also been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer in the area of white collar criminal defense (2015-present), as a “key lawyer” in Greenberg Traurig’s white collar/corporate investigations and blockchain/fintech practices by The Legal 500, and as a “Future Leader" by Who’s Who Legal.

As an experienced trial and appellate litigator with more than two decades of white collar criminal and financial litigation experience (as both a federal prosecutor and defense lawyer), David represents clients at all stages of litigation through trial and appeal. David has conducted 10 jury and bench trials, several of which were multi-defendant trials, including securities and accounting fraud trials, with guilty verdicts secured for nearly all defendants on all counts. As an appellate advocate, David has briefed and argued several appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

While he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in S.D.N.Y.’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, David was responsible for investigating and prosecuting a wide range of high-profile securities and commodities fraud offenses, including insider trading, investment adviser fraud, offering fraud, accounting fraud, options backdating, market manipulation, reverse mergers, credit default swap schemes, hedge fund improprieties, and Ponzi schemes. David handled multiple insider trading matters and was part of a team of prosecutors leading the government’s investigation and prosecution of Operation Perfect Hedge, which resulted in the conviction of more than 80 individuals for insider trading offenses since 2009. As part of his duties, he worked closely with, and coordinated parallel civil enforcement proceedings with, the SEC, CFTC, FINRA, and other regulatory agencies. While David was an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he also prosecuted numerous other criminal offenses, including bank, mail, wire, health care, and tax fraud; credit card fraud and identity theft; money laundering; obstruction of justice and false statements; terrorism offenses; export control violations; and narcotics, firearms, and robbery offenses. Additionally, he has experience with asset forfeiture issues, having litigated several criminal and civil forfeiture proceedings.

David previously served as a terrorism prosecutor with the DOJ’s Counterterrorism Section in Washington, D.C., where he investigated and prosecuted several high-profile terrorism-related cases through trial. He also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, where he investigated and prosecuted white collar, firearms, narcotics, and gang-related offenses through trial.

David’s career includes his time as an Assistant General Counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency, where he litigated and prosecuted cases on the CIA’s behalf (including classified and state secrets matters); was the assigned CIA representative to the prosecution team in United States v. I. Lewis (“Scooter”) Libby (D.D.C.); regularly advised senior CIA officials; and represented the CIA at high-level, interagency meetings implicating sensitive national security issues.

Before joining government service in 2005, David spent six-and-a-half years as a securities, complex commercial, and bet-the-company litigator with two large law firms in New York.

David has been recognized for his public service with Department of Justice and Central Intelligence Agency awards, is regularly quoted in the news media, and often appears on television news programs providing expert opinion.

David is also a technical advisor for the popular Showtime drama series “Billions.”

Anjan Sahni is a highly experienced litigator who has overseen some of the most significant white collar and securities fraud prosecutions in recent years. Mr. Sahni rejoined the firm after more than a decade as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he recently served as Chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and Co-Chief of the Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit.

As Chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, Mr. Sahni supervised investigations and prosecutions involving insider trading, accounting fraud, corporate fraud, market manipulation, commodities fraud, investment advisory fraud, violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and fraud involving complex financial instruments. In that role, he regularly coordinated criminal investigations with an array of different civil regulators, including the SEC, CFTC, Federal Reserve, FINRA, OCC, FinCEN and NYDFS.

Prior to supervising the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, Mr. Sahni served as the Co-Chief of the Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit. In that role, he oversaw investigations and prosecutions involving domestic and international terrorism, arms trafficking, counterintelligence, piracy, money laundering, violations of export controls and economic sanctions laws, and global narcotics trafficking. He was the co-prosecutor of notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout and oversaw the successful prosecution of would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad.

After receiving his law degree from Yale Law School, Mr. Sahni clerked for the Honorable Pierre N. Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, after which he joined WilmerHale as a litigation associate.

Mr. Sahni has been regularly recognized by the legal community for his corporate investigations, financial services litigation and white-collar criminal defense expertise. For the past three years he’s been named one of the world's leading lawyers for business by Chambers USA in the New York white-collar crime and government investigations litigation category.

Antonia M. Apps is a former federal prosecutor and nationally recognized trial attorney with experience in criminal and civil matters. She represents financial institutions, corporations, and executives in regulatory enforcement proceedings, white-collar criminal investigations, complex commercial litigation and internal investigations. Prior to joining Milbank, Ms. Apps served as an Assistant U. S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where she led many of the government’s highest-profile securities fraud insider trading cases, including the prosecution of S.A.C. Capital Advisors. She was also the lead prosecutor at trial and on appeal in the landmark case of United States v. Newman.  Ms. Apps prosecuted over 20 insider trading defendants and tried numerous securities fraud trials. Lawdragon has named Antonia in its list of 500 Leading Lawyers in America every year since 2014. She is highly ranked in the Chambers USA listing for White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, where clients and colleagues described her as a “terrific trial lawyer” who “understands the difficulties of the world we live in” and gives “advice tailored to a practical approach.” In 2020, Antonia was named a 2020 Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal, which recognizes lawyers who have made significant impact on legal practice, policy or technological advancements, and in 2019, she was listed in Crain’s New York Business’s “Notable Women in Law” in recognition of her distinguished career. Antonia has also been recognized in Euromoney’s Expert Guide for White Collar Crime, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, and Global Investigations Review. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and teaches a class at Harvard Law School on white collar criminal law and procedure. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Oxford University and Sydney Law School, and clerked for Judge Fred I. Parker on the Second Circuit.

Brian A. Jacobs, a partner at Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC, is a former federal prosecutor and an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who represents individuals and organizations in criminal, civil, and regulatory matters, internal investigations, and appeals. His cases have involved allegations of financial fraud, antitrust violations, accounting fraud, insider trading, bribery and corruption, computer hacking, and trade-secrets theft.

Brian previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was Deputy Chief of Appeals. During his six and a half years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Brian led the investigations and prosecutions of a wide range of federal crimes, including bank, wire, mail, and securities fraud, public corruption, money laundering, obstruction of justice, embezzlement, and cybercrime. As a prosecutor, Brian successfully conducted numerous jury trials, including multiple high-profile public corruption matters and complex white-collar cases. In his time as a prosecutor and in private practice, he has argued more than a dozen appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and as Deputy Chief of Appeals, he co-authored briefs and supervised oral arguments in more than 50 additional appellate cases.

In recent years, Brian has been named a white collar “Rising Star” by Law360, which recognizes “attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age,” and a "Rising Star" by the New York Law Journal, which recognizes "attorneys 40 and under who have established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities." The Law Journal acknowledged Brian for handling “an impressive roster of headline-producing cases and successful prosecutions of corruption and other criminal cases” as a federal prosecutor. The Legal 500 United States has recommended Brian in the area of securities litigation, calling him “a superstar.” Additionally, Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys has repeatedly recognized Brian as a “Future Star” and named him to its “Under 40 Hot List” four times.

In 2019, Brian was honored with a Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing for his Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation article, “How Institutional Dynamics Have Shaped Insider Trading Law.” Brian is the co-author of “Insider Trading” and “Securities Fraud,” two chapters in the treatise White Collar Crime: Business and Regulatory Offenses. Brian is also a co-author of the chapter “Responding to Subpoenas and Other Regulatory Requests” in the book Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations. Brian has written articles for The Review of Securities and Commodities Regulation and Practical Law, and is a regular contributor to The Insider Blog on

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Brian was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Amalya L. Kearse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Brian received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2004, where he was an Articles Editor of the Columbia Law Review, was named a James Kent Scholar each year, and was awarded the Paul R. Hays prize for civil procedure and the Charles Bathgate Beck prize for property law. He received his B.A. from Yale College in 2001, cum laude, with distinction in the English major.

Daniel M. Gitner is a partner at Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP. He focuses his practice on defending individuals and entities in white-collar criminal and regulatory matters, and has represented corporate executives, financial professionals, lawyers, accountants, artists, law firms, and corporations before a wide array of federal and state authorities and courts, as well as in internal investigations. Those matters have involved allegations of securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, insider trading, accounting fraud, market manipulation, criminal antitrust violations, obstruction of justice, perjury, workplace discrimination and harassment, tax fraud, bribery, extortion, environmental law violations, money laundering, off-label marketing, immigration violations, insurance fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, trade secret violations, professional misconduct, asset forfeiture, and other criminal and regulatory issues. 

Prior to joining LSW as a partner in 2005, Dan served in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he served as the Chief of General Crimes. During his tenure, he received the Justice Department’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance and was named the Federal Prosecutor of the Year in 2003 by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation.  He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1995 as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and clerked for the Hon. Barbara S. Jones, U.S. District Court, SDNY (1996-97) and the Hon. Naomi Reice Buchwald, U.S. District Court, SDNY (1995-96). 

Mr. Gitner’s contributions to the legal community are wide-ranging. He regularly sits on panels to discuss developments in insider trading law, trial skills, and other aspects of white collar criminal defense. Dan speaks at continuing education seminars, has lectured at Columbia Law School, and served as an adjunct professor at New York Law School. 


Ryan Poscablo combines the knowledge, training, and experience of a skilled litigator with the savvy, street smarts, and instincts of a seasoned trial lawyer. The real secret to his success as a public servant and as a corporate litigator is that he’s empathetic, perceptive, and extraordinarily good at reading people and gaining their respect and trust.

As an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, Ryan conducted numerous fraud investigations that charged bank, wire, mortgage, and tax fraud, as well as identity theft, medicare and healthcare fraud, cybersecurity, and money laundering. His results speak for themselves: during the six years he served as an AUSA, he was undefeated in every one of the 12 significant criminal trials where he served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel.

Since returning to private practice, Ryan has represented companies and individuals before the U.S. Department of Justice, various state attorneys general, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, in cases involving securities fraud, cryptocurrency fraud, criminal antitrust, corporate embezzlement and theft, medicare fraud and anti-kickback, bid-rigging, and public corruption. He has defended Fortune 500 companies in national class action litigations and serves as outside general counsel to leading healthcare and start-up technology companies.

Charles Riely is a partner at Jenner & Block LLP.  As a lawyer at the SEC for more than a decade, he handled a number of significant matters, working extensively with criminal authorities in parallel investigations, and developing deep expertise in all aspects of the federal securities laws.  At the SEC, he received the Ferdinand Pecora Award for tenacity, creativity and efficiency. 

Mr. Riely most recently served as assistant regional director for the Division of Enforcement for the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  In that role, he led teams of lawyers in the New York Regional Office and Market Abuse Unit conducting investigations and litigations.  Mr. Riely’s matters at the SEC generally entailed highly complex issues and included some of the most significant actions filed by the SEC during his tenure.  These included matters against large hedge funds for insider trading, valuation fraud and other violations.  He was also one of the original members of the Market Abuse Unit and worked on a number of market manipulation cases as well as cases involving dark pools.

While at the SEC, he worked on matters involving disclosure failures by public companies; alleged fraud and regulatory violations by investment advisers and broker-dealers; insider trading; anti-money laundering violations; “spoofing” and other forms of market manipulation; failure-to-supervise violations; the adequacy of firms’ cyber-security procedures and protections; and a variety of other fraud and regulatory matters.

Mr. Riely also gained extensive experience coordinating investigations with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and worked on more than a dozen publicly filed SEC enforcement actions where the criminal authorities filed a parallel case.  He also gained extensive experience working with international enforcement officials as well as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the New York Attorney General’s Office, FINRA, the New York Stock Exchange and other domestic agencies.  He also consulted extensively with the compliance examiners and other professionals that conduct compliance inspections and examinations of regulated investment advisers and broker-dealers in the New York region.

Mr. Riely’s work at the firm has included representing and advising corporations and individuals in compliance, criminal defense matters, government enforcement matters, internal investigations and litigations.  This includes working on matters relating to accounting fraud, the Federal Corrupt Practices Act, the adequacy of public company disclosures, anti-money laundering, and insider trading.

Zachary Feingold is the Chief Legal Officer of Coatue Management, L.L.C.  From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Feingold served as Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was a member of the office’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and Complex Frauds Unit.  At the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Feingold led investigations and prosecutions in an array of complex white collar cases, including in the areas of securities and other investment fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Bank Secrecy Act, OFAC, money laundering and cyber crime.  Included among these cases were: an investigation leading to charges against employees of Visium Asset Management for insider trading; an investigation leading to the prosecution of Kit Digital Inc. executives for accounting fraud and market manipulation; the first-ever prosecution for fraud under the U.S. Treasury Department’s TARP program; the prosecution of Avon Products Inc. for violations of the FCPA; the prosecution of Commerzbank and an executive in connection with Olympus Corporation’s $1.7 billion accounting fraud scheme; and the convictions after trial of three insurance brokers in one of the largest prosecutions related to investor-originated life insurance.  Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Feingold was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, specializing in litigation, regulatory and white collar matters.  He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable K. Michael Moore of the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida.  He is a graduate of American University and Fordham University School of Law.

Since 2011, Candice has been an attorney in the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. She currently serves as a Chief Trial Attorney in the Division.  Prior to joining the CFTC, Candice was a litigation associate at the law firms of Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Anello PC, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, and clerked for two federal judges, the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Honorable Stanley R. Chesler of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.  Candice graduated from Columbia Law School (Class of 2004) and Northwestern University.