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Leading Federal Prosecutor and Senior Enforcement Official Joins Paul, Weiss

June 26, 2014 Read the press release

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Lorin L. Reisner, the Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and a former Securities and Exchange Commission senior enforcement official, will join the firm next month as a partner in its litigation department where he will focus on white collar crime and regulatory defense, government investigations and high-stakes litigation.

"We are delighted to welcome a lawyer of Lorin's stature, talent and expertise to our firm," said Paul, Weiss chair Brad S. Karp. "Lorin has enjoyed a remarkable career in both the public and private sectors, and his intellect and unique experiences will enhance our ability to provide our clients with wise advice and counsel. He will be a significant addition to the Paul, Weiss family."

"I am thrilled to be joining Paul, Weiss and the firm's premier litigation department," said Mr. Reisner. "I look forward to working with this outstanding team of attorneys and using my experience to help the firm's clients navigate the complex legal and regulatory challenges they face."

"Lorin is one of the most respected federal prosecutors in the country and a perfect addition to Paul, Weiss," said Allan Arffa, partner and co-chair of the Litigation Department. "Lorin's depth of experience in securities and commodities fraud and white collar crime make him an invaluable asset to our clients and our firm."

"The addition of Lorin to our firm strengthens our already preeminent litigation department, which advises on some of the most high-profile and sophisticated cases globally," said Jay Cohen, partner and co-chair of the Litigation Department. "I am proud to welcome him to Paul, Weiss."

While Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, Mr. Reisner supervised the investigation and prosecution of federal crimes by a team of more than 160 Assistant U.S. Attorneys. During Mr. Reisner's tenure, which began in January 2012, the Criminal Division successfully prosecuted numerous cases relating to securities and commodities fraud, complex fraud and cybercrime, public corruption, terrorism, and violent crime. From 2009 until his appointment as Chief of the Criminal Division, Mr. Reisner served as the Deputy Director of the Enforcement Division of the SEC, where he helped oversee and implement the most significant reorganization of the Enforcement Division in more than thirty years and helped lead the Commission's most significant enforcement matters.

From 1996-2009, Mr. Reisner was a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. In private practice, Mr. Reisner was a nationally recognized leader in white collar matters, government investigations and business litigation. Prior to that, Mr. Reisner served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he investigated and prosecuted financial crimes, public corruption and racketeering crimes. As an AUSA, Mr. Reisner received the Department of Justice's Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney.

Mr. Reisner received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his A.B. from Brandeis University. 

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