Biography

Ian McGinley has been with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York since 2011 and has served as Chief of the Office’s Narcotics Unit since October 2017.  Prior to assuming that position, he served as a senior member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and of the Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit.  Mr. McGinley has significant trial experience, including, among others, the convictions of four defendants, including two partners at Deerfield Management Company, a healthcare focused hedge fund, for stealing confidential government information and using it to engage in illegal trading; the conviction of Stefan Lumiere, a former portfolio manager at Visium Asset Management, for engaging in a multimillion dollar mismarking scheme; and the conviction of Abu Hamza al-Masri, a former terrorist leader operating as a cleric in London, for various terrorism related offenses

Mr. McGinley graduated from New York University School of Law in 2006, and began his legal career at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he worked from 2006 to 2009.  From 2009 to 2010, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gene E.K. Pratter, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 

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