Amy Walsh

Partner

New York

Amy is a former federal prosecutor and the former Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Amy is hired to handle high-stakes matters involving the government’s investigation or prosecution of her clients.

Amy is an investigator, a trial lawyer and a trusted advisor for her clients. She represents individuals and institutions in government investigations, enforcement actions and prosecutions conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Internal Revenue Service. She tries cases, negotiates resolutions and advises clients on compliance issues to help reduce the risk of government investigations.

Amy was an Assistant United States Attorney for 12 years in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where she led dozens of investigations and cases on behalf of the government and supervised several sections within the Office.  

Amy has also served as a court-appointed monitor for a financial institution.

    • Trial counsel for Sunny Balwani in the government’s criminal prosecution stemming from Silicon Valley’s blood testing company Theranos.
    • Secured a 36-month sentence for a broker in a penny-stock case in the Eastern District of New York in the facinge of a Sentencing Guidelines with a range of over 20 years and the government’ request for 8 years.
    • Served as the Independent Reviewer of JP Morgan’s settlement with the United States Trustee Program of the Department of Justice.
    • Represents a medical testing laboratory in ongoing internal investigations and litigation.
    • Conducted a cross-border internal investigation for a publicly traded manufacturing company.
    • Conducted an internal investigation for portfolio company of a major private equity firm.
    • Secured dismissal of all charges against client in criminal tax fraud case brought by the New York Attorney General's Office.
    • Represents an individual in connection with an investigation of sexual misconduct at an Ivy League university.
    • Represented a political committee in connection with investigations by federal and state prosecutors.
    • Represents a healthcare testing laboratory in ongoing compliance issues.
    • Represents an analyst at a financial institution in a money laundering investigation by a United States Attorney’s Office.
    • Represented a regulatory affairs employee at a healthcare corporation in an investigation by a United States Attorney’s Office.
    • Represented a Chief Financial Officer of a public company in an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    • Represented a natural gas options trader in a securities and commodities fraud case brought by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
    • Represented a Chief Compliance Officer of an investment advisory firm in an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    • Represented a Chief Compliance Officer of a financial institution in an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    • Represented two employees of a financial institution in an anti-money laundering investigation by Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
    • Represented two employees of a ratings agency in an investigation by the government.
    • Represents a defendant charged in Eastern District of New York with conspiracy to commit securities fraud and tax fraud.
    • Represents a fund manager charged in Eastern District with fraud.
    • Represented an executive and a former executive of a public corporation in a securities fraud investigation in the Eastern District of New York.
    • Represented a bank executive in an investigation of collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    • Represented an options trader in a tax shelter case brought by the Department of Justice.