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William Stellmach

U.S. Department of Justice
Principal Deputy Chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division
Washington, DC, USA


Mr. Stellmach is currently Principal Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he oversees a team of approximately 100 prosecutors responsible for all FCPA prosecutions, and national priority securities and financial fraud matters.  Since joining the Section four years ago, he has served as co-lead trial counsel in the successful prosecution of Robert Allen Stanford for his role in orchestrating an $8 billion Ponzi scheme, and also played a leading role in the investigation of manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and other benchmark interest rates, charging the first individual defendants in that matter.  His work has been recognized with the Department’s highest awards.

Prior to joining the Fraud Section, Mr. Stellmach served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York for eight years, where he was a member of the Major Crimes Unit and then the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. Previously, he worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s New York Regional Office in the Division of Enforcement for two years, was associated with a major New York law firm, and clerked for a federal judge in New York.  He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Duke University.

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