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Brooke E. Cucinella

U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
Assistant United States Attorney
New York, NY, USA


Brooke Cucinella has been an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York since 2012.  She is presently a senior member of the Securities and Commodities Task Force.  Ms. Cucinella has significant trial experience, including, among others, the conviction of a pill mill doctor involved in the distribution of millions of dollars of illegally prescribed narcotics; the trial of Brian Coll, a Rikers Island corrections officer who was convicted for the murder of an inmate; and a multi-defendant murder trial involving the conviction of the head of a violent gang known as Sex, Money & Murder.  Ms. Cucinella has also prosecuted numerous insider-trading cases, including Sean Stewart, an investment banker convicted of tipping his father with inside information, and William “Billy” Walters, a well-known sports gambler, in a $43 million insider trading case – the largest insider case brought against an individual in the Southern District of New York.

Brooke Cucinella graduated magna cum laude from Fordham Law School in 2006, and began her legal clear at O’Melveny & Myers, where she worked from 2006 to 2012.  She was a counsel at O’Melveny in 2012 when she left to join the Office.  Prior to law school, Ms. Cucinella taught in Chicago and New Orleans with Teach for America.

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