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Shari D. Leventhal

Shari D. Leventhal

Federal Reserve Bank of NY
Deputy General Counsel and Senior Vice President
New York, NY, USA

Shari D. Leventhal is Deputy General Counsel and Senior Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the Enforcement, Litigation, Protection, and Investigations division of the Bank’s Legal Group.  She joined the Bank in 1998.

Previously, Ms. Leventhal served as an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.  She has substantial investigative and trial experience in many different types of cases, with a specialty in financial fraud, tax crimes, forfeiture, and money laundering.

Ms. Leventhal has lectured on bank regulation and enforcement, money laundering issues, financial crimes, cross-border payments, investigative techniques, and related matters to audiences from the American Banking Association, the U.S. Treasury Department, the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, the Federal Reserve System, and a number of international banking agencies.  She has also served as coordinator for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s legal training program for its Federal Law Enforcement Officers.

While at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Ms Leventhal has been the lead attorney on several high profile enforcement and litigation matters.  Ms. Leventhal has been involved in the Federal Reserve’s investigations of several foreign banks that facilitated U.S. dollar payments for entities subject to OFAC sanctions.  She also led the investigation that resulted in the first public enforcement action by the Federal Reserve in a consumer compliance matter.  Ms. Leventhal represented the Federal Reserve in the landmark Lehman Brothers bankruptcy proceeding in the Southern District of New York and is currently counsel to the Bank on a pending shareholder litigation related to the rescue of AIG. 

Ms. Leventhal is a member of the New York and District of Columbia Bar Associations and of the American Bar Association’s National White Collar Crime Section.


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