Carolina A. Fornos, a Pillsbury Litigation partner and former federal prosecutor, is an experienced trial and appellate attorney whose practice areas include commercial litigation, civil and criminal enforcement matters, and cross-border internal investigations and compliance, including AML and FCPA compliance.
Carolina has extensive experience in all phases of federal investigations and litigation. As a former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, in both the Civil and Criminal Divisions, she spent almost nine years handling a wide range of matters ranging from False Claims Act cases and health care fraud to bribery, bank fraud, tax fraud, and money laundering violations. As a member of the Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Unit, Carolina investigated money laundering crimes and potential violations of the Bank Secrecy Act.
- Served in the Office of the White House Counsel from November 2010 to April 2011, vetting candidates for presidential appointments.
- Frequent contributor to a variety of publications on topics involving white collar defense, AML and regulatory enforcement issues.
- Recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. in Corporate Investigations & White-Collar Criminal Defense (2017).
Honors & Awards
- Profiled as a key member of Pillsbury's Latin Lawyer 250-ranked practice in the region.
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