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Winston M. Paes

Winston M. Paes

US Attorney's Office, EDNY
Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Unit
Brooklyn, NY, USA


Winston M. Paes
Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Section
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York

 

Winston joined the United States Attorney’s Office in March 2008, and was appointed to the Business and Securities Fraud Section in March 2009.  Winston has investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of criminal matters, specializing in fraud involving publicly- traded companies, corporate executives, hedge funds, investment advisers, broker- dealers, insider trading, market manipulation, offshore tax havens and violations of the foreign corrupt practices act, the bank secrecy act and the false claims act.

In June 2014, Winston was appointed as the Deputy Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section, and in March 2015, he was promoted to Chief. During his time in the Office, Winston has successfully prosecuted some of the Office’s most significant white collar cases.  For example, Winston received the 2014 Department of Justice Director’s Award and the 2013 Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Award for his role in the investigation and prosecution of biotechnology giant Amgen for misbranding of an anemia drug. This prosecution resulted in Amgen pleading guilty to misdemeanor misbranding and paying $762 million to resolve its criminal and civil liability.  Winston was the lead prosecutor in the successful investigation and conviction, after trial, of Aéropostale’s former Chief Merchandising Officer for engaging in a $350 million fraud scheme that involved $25 million in kickback payments. Winston was also a member of the team that investigated and prosecuted bribes and kickbacks in the securities-lending industry, which resulted in the conviction of thirty-three individuals, including the conviction, after trial, of the head of Morgan Stanley’s domestic securities lending desk.

Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Winston was an associate in the Litigation Department of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, New York, where he worked on a number of white-collar and regulatory matters. Winston graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in 2003.

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