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Rita M. Glavin

Rita M. Glavin

Seward & Kissel LLP

New York, NY, USA

Rita M. Glavin is a partner in the Litigation group and co-head of the Government Enforcement and Internal Investigations practice at Seward & Kissel LLP.   She represents companies and individuals in both criminal and civil enforcement matters, including investigations relating to insider trading and other securities law violations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, cross-border matters, public corruption and campaign finance, antitrust issues, cybercrime, False Claims Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, OFAC and IEEPA, as well other fraud and white collar matters.  She is a seasoned trial lawyer, having tried more than 20 jury trials and handling numerous appeals.  She recently obtained acquittals on all criminal charges against the former Executive Director of the law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf following a 14-week jury trial in New York State Supreme Court.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Glavin worked for almost 12 years in the U.S. Department of Justice and served as head of the DOJ’s Criminal Division in 2009, where she supervised more than 400 attorneys in enforcing federal law in such areas as the FCPA, corporate crimes, health care fraud, campaign finance, public corruption, money laundering, securities fraud, cybercrime, and mortgage fraud.  In her leadership roles at DOJ, Ms. Glavin worked extensively on corporate and financial crime issues, and she interacted regularly with Congress, including testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, and the House Financial Services Committee.

Before taking on leadership positions at the DOJ Criminal Division, Ms. Glavin served as a federal prosecutor with the DOJ’s Public Integrity Section from 1998 to 2003, and from 2003 to 2010 she was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York.  As a line prosecutor, she handled hundreds of criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Ms. Glavin began her legal career as a Law Clerk to the Honorable John F. Keenan, Southern District of New York.  She is a graduate of Fordham Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Fordham Law Review.

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