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James  Loonam

James Loonam

United States Attorney’s Office, EDNY
Deputy Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Unit
Brooklyn, NY, USA

James P. Loonam is a Deputy Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section for the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York.  Mr. Loonam is responsible for leading and supervising investigations and prosecutions involving foreign corruption, securities fraud, money laundering and other white collar matters.  Mr. Loonam was the lead prosecutor for the recent FCPA case against alternative asset manager Och-Ziff, which resulted in a $213 million criminal penalty and a guilty plea to violations of the FCPA.  Mr. Loonam was also the lead prosecutor in the investigation of JPMorgan’s hiring practices in Asia, which led to a $72 million criminal penalty against the firm.  Mr. Loonam is a highly decorated prosecutor having received numerous awards for his work, including the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service (DOJ’s highest award) and the Director’s Award for Superior Performance by a Litigative Team.  Mr. Loonam previously served as Deputy Chief of the Office’s Violent Crime and Terrorism Section, where he led and supervised cases involving international terrorism and sanctions violations.  Mr. Loonam prosecuted a terrorism case involving an al-Qaeda plot to bomb the New York City subway system that the Attorney General described as “one of the most serious terrorist threats to our nation since September 11, 2001.”  Mr. Loonam received his J.D. with honors from the University of Connecticut, School of Law, where he was a member of the Connecticut Law Review. 

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