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Alicyn Cooley

U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York
Deputy Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section
Brooklyn, NY, USA


Alicyn Cooley is a Deputy Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.  Alicyn leads and supervises investigations and prosecutions of securities fraud, investment adviser fraud, money laundering, tax crimes, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  Among other significant white collar criminal matters, Alicyn has led investigations and prosecutions involving: a $1 billion hedge fund investment fraud and a related $95 million scheme to defraud holders of publicly traded bonds; multimillion-dollar market manipulation schemes involving the stock of publicly traded companies, including a 16-defendant, $147 million scheme targeting elderly investors nationwide; multimillion-dollar money laundering schemes involving the use of offshore and nominee bank and brokerage accounts; insider trading; and foreign corruption.  Before her appointment to the Business and Securities Fraud Section, Alicyn prosecuted and tried multiple cases involving organized and violent criminal enterprises, resulting in several defendants’ convictions of murder, racketeering, and firearm- and narcotics-related offenses.

Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office in August 2012, Alicyn was a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, and clerked for Judge Barrington D. Parker, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Judge John Gleeson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.  Alicyn received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was a Comments Editor of the Yale Law Journal.  She obtained her B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University. 

Alicyn is also a co-author of the treatise Federal Criminal Practice: A Second Circuit Handbook.   

Alicyn Cooley is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Update on Cross-Border Issues in White Collar Cases - White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Update on Cross-Border Issues in White Collar Cases - Update on Cross-Border Issues in White Collar Cases, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Update on Cross-Border Issues in White Collar Cases - Update on Cross-Border Issues in White Collar Cases, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Update on Cross-Border Issues in White Collar Cases - Update on Cross-Border Issues in White Collar Cases, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs White Collar Crime 2018: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, New York, NY
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