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Amy Walsh, Partner 

 

Amy Walsh
E: awalsh@morvillolaw.com
T: (212) 796-6347
F: (212) 400-4243

 

Selected Representations Selected Speaking Engagements Selected Publications
Bar and Court Admissions
Education Prior Experience

Amy Walsh, a partner in the New York office of Morvillo LLP, is the former Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Ms. Walsh currently serves as the court-appointed monitor in JPMorgan Chase’s settlement with the United States Trustee Program of the Department of Justice (see ChaseIndependentReview.com). She also represents individuals and institutions in government investigations, enforcement actions, and prosecutions conducted by various government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Internal Revenue Service. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Walsh was an Assistant United States Attorney for 12 years in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where she led dozens of investigations and cases on behalf of the government, and supervised several sections within the Office.  Currently, Ms. Walsh litigates cases in federal and state court, negotiates with representatives of government enforcement agencies, and advises clients on compliance issues.  Ms. Walsh frequently publishes and speaks on various topics related to her practice. Super Lawyers named Ms. Walsh one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in the New York Metro Area in 2016. She has consistently been recognized by that publication over several years in the area of white collar defense.   


Selected Representations

  • Serves as the Independent Reviewer of JP Morgan’s settlement with the United States Trustee Program of the Department of Justice.
  • Represents a broker under indictment in a penny stock fraud case in the Eastern District of New York.
  • Represents a regulatory affairs employee at a healthcare corporation in an investigation by a United States Attorney’s Office.
  • Represents a healthcare testing laboratory in an investigation by a United States Attorney’s Office.
  • Represented a Chief Financial Officer of a public company in an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Represented a natural gas options trader in a securities and commodities fraud case brought by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
  • Represented a Chief Compliance Officer of an investment advisory firm in an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Represented a Chief Compliance Officer of a financial institution in an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Represented two employees of a financial institution in an anti-money laundering investigation by Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
  • Represented two employees of a ratings agency in an investigation by the government.
  • Represents a defendant charged in Eastern District of New York with conspiracy to commit securities fraud and tax fraud.
  • Represents a fund manager charged in Eastern District with fraud.
  • Represented an executive and a former executive of a public corporation in a securities fraud investigation in the Eastern District of New York.
  • Represented a bank executive in an investigation of collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Represented an options trader in a tax shelter case brought by the Department of Justice.

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Cross-Border Compliance in a Highly Regulated World, American Bar Association, Montreal, Canada (April 2016)
  • The Roberts Court:  A Ten Year Retrospective, Vassar Club of New York, New York City (September 2015)
  • Interview with Amy Walsh by Susan BozorgiWomen Criminal Defense Attorneys Blog (October 2015)
  • The Independent Monitor -- Ally or Adversary to the Corporation?, American Bar Association, Business Law Section Meeting, Chicago (September 2015)
  • Significant Developments in the Northeast Region, White Collar Crime Conference, American Bar Association, New Orleans (March 2015)
  • The Downfall of Secret Foreign Banking for United States Taxpayers, Federal Bar Council’s Winter Retreat, Caso de Campo, Dominican Republic (February 2015)
  • Ethics - The Responsibilities and Liabilities of the Lawyer in International Transactions, American Bar Association (September 2014)
  • Criminal Tax Enforcement, White Collar Crime Institute, American Bar Association (March 2013)
  • Handling the ‘Eggshell Audit,’ Kostelanetz & Fink LLP Women’s Roundtable, Bar Association of the City of New York (February 2013)
  • Asset Forfeiture and the Sixth Amendment, White Collar Litigation, American Conference Institute (January 2013)
  • Global Internal Investigations, National Institute on Securities Fraud, American Bar Association (November 2012)
  • Interview by Peter J. Henning of the New York Times/Dealbook regarding Galleon wiretaps (May 12, 2011)

Selected Publications

  • Is the Opaque World of Corporate Monitorships Becoming More Transparent?, Business Law Today (December 17, 2015)
  • Disgorgement Liability in Securities Fraud Cases, New York Law Journal (March 17, 2014)
  • KPMG Herbalife Partner Resigns: A Case Study on Preventing Auditor Insider Trading, CPA Magazine (April/May 2013)
  • United States Continues Its Siege Against Swiss Banks, CPA Magazine (June/July 2012)
  • What Independent Auditors Need to Know about the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program, Accounting Today Online (July 21, 2011)
  • New SEC Enforcement Manual – Better Late Than Never, New York Law Journal (October 20, 2008)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Supreme Court

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • Vassar College, A.B., 1987

Prior Experience

  • Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink LLP (2007-2013)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of New York (1995-2007)
  • Associate, Kronish, Lieb, Weiner & Hellman (1992-1995)
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Charles H. Tenney, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York (1990-1992)


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