Lorin L. Reisner is Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He supervises the investigation and prosecution of federal crimes by a team of more than 170 Assistant U.S. Attorneys. The areas under his supervision include Complex Frauds, Public Corruption, Terrorism & International Narcotics, Securities & Commodities Fraud, Violent Crimes, Organized Crime, Narcotics, General Crimes and Asset Forfeiture. Mr. Reisner was appointed in January 2012.
From 2009 until his appointment as Chief of the Criminal Division, Mr. Reisner served as the Deputy Director of the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In that position, he helped set enforcement priorities, supervised the work of the Division’s more than 900 investigative professionals nationwide, made enforcement recommendations to the Commission and oversaw the trial and related litigation activity of the Enforcement Division. While at the SEC, Mr. Reisner helped oversee and implement the most significant reorganization of the Enforcement Division in more than thirty years. He helped lead the successful launch of five national specialized units within the Division and was personally involved in the investigation and filing of many important cases brought by the Commission.
Before joining the SEC, Mr. Reisner was a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York from 1996-2009. In private practice, Mr. Reisner was a nationally recognized leader in white collar matters, government investigations and business litigation.
Mr. Reisner served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1990-1994, where he investigated and prosecuted financial crimes, public corruption and racketeering crimes. As an AUSA, Mr. Reisner received the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney.
Mr. Reisner received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986 and his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in 1983. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Milton Pollack, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, from 1986-1987.