A 20-year veteran of the United States Attorney’s Office, Assistant United States Attorney Ranee Katzenstein served in several units in the Criminal Division before becoming a Deputy Chief of the Major Frauds Section in 2007; Chief of Trials, Integrity and Professionalism in 2016; and Chief of the Major Frauds Section in 2018. Ms. Katzenstein has prosecuted the full panoply of financial fraud matters, and has secured convictions against corporate officers and hedge fund managers who used various schemes to defraud investors, a corporate director who engaged in insider trading, bank insiders who took bribes, finance professionals who embezzled millions from their clients and attorneys who assisted in these schemes. During her tenure in the Office, Ms. Katzenstein has been involved in numerous jury trials, including mentoring dozens of young prosecutors in their first trials. She has also worked on nearly 50 appellate matters and has argued over a dozen cases before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Katzenstein graduated with honors from both Wesleyan University and Stanford Law School, and clerked for Ninth Circuit Judge William A. Norris. Before embarking on her legal career, Ms. Katzenstein obtained a doctorate in Art History from Harvard University, was a curator of illuminated manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum, and taught medieval art and architecture at UCLA.

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