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Mylan Lee  Denerstein

Mylan Lee Denerstein

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP

New York, NY, USA

Mylan L. Denerstein is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.   She is a member of the Gibson Dunn’s White Collar Defense and Investigations, Securities Litigation, Appellate and Crisis Management Practice Groups.   Prior to joining the Gibson Dunn, Ms. Denerstein served as Counsel to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo since 2011.  In this role she acted as the Governor’s chief counsel and principal legal advisor.

From 2007 to 2010 during the administration of then-Attorney General Cuomo, she served as the Executive Deputy Attorney General for Social Justice and managed approximately 100 attorneys statewide working in the areas of charities, civil rights, environmental protection, health care, labor and tobacco compliance.  From 2003 to 2007, she served as Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs for the New York City Fire Department.  From 1996 to 2003, Ms. Denerstein served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, first as Assistant U.S. Attorney, prosecuting complex securities, insurance fraud, money laundering and organized crime cases, and then as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, where she assisted in managing over 100 Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

Ms. Denerstein serves as a board member of the Vera Institute of Justice.

Ms. Denerstein graduated in 1993 from Columbia Law School, where she was named a Charles Evans Hughes Fellow for outstanding commitment to public service and was a recipient of the Jane Marks Murphy Prize for exceptional proficiency and advocacy in clinics.

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