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Colleen A. Conry

Ropes & Gray LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Colleen Conry, a partner in Ropes & Gray's Government Enforcement group, focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense in the areas of securities fraud, health care fraud, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, as well as complex commercial litigation matters.

Professional Experience
As a federal prosecutor in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, Colleen prosecuted several high-profile,  white-collar cases. Among Colleen's most significant cases are the following:
  • United States v. Nacchio: Co-lead counsel in four week insider trading jury trial of former CEO of Qwest Communications International, Inc. relating to sale of $52 million in stock
  • United States v. Gagalis, et al.: Co-lead counsel in five week securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy jury trial of four former executives of Enterasys Networks Systems, Inc.
  • United States v. Scrushy: Co-counsel in five month securities fraud and money laundering jury trial of former CEO and Chairman of HealthSouth Corporation in connection with his alleged role in $2.7 billion accounting scheme l United States v. Ferguson, et al.: Indicted four former executives of AIG and General Re Corporation on fraud and conspiracy charges for their roles in alleged sham transactions designed to artificially inflate AIG’s SEC reported reserves
  • Investigation of Titan Corporation for violations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Prior to joining the Criminal Division, Colleen served for seven years in the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Civil Division where she tried multiple cases involving claims against the Government in excess of $3 billion.

Honors & Awards
  • Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service (2007)
  • Director's Annual Award for Outstanding Criminal Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation (2007)
  • Chief Inspector Award, United States Postal Inspection Service (2007)
  • Chief's Award, Internal Revenue Service (2007)
  • Criminal Division Meritorious Award (2004-2006) 
  • Civil Division Special Commendation Award (1998, 2000) 
  • Civil Division Performance Award for Sustained Superior Performance of Duties (1997-2002)
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Ohio
  • 1990, J.D., Boston College; Supervising Editor and Staff Writer, Uniform Commercial Code Reporter Digest
  • 1984, B.S./B.A. (Accounting), cum laude, The Ohio State University

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