Amy Walsh, a partner in Orrick’s New York office, is the former Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Walsh 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.

Ms. Walsh is a trusted advisor to her clients, who hire her to handle matters involving government and internal investigations.  

Throughout her time in private practice, Ms. Walsh has represented individuals and institutions in government investigations, enforcement actions, and prosecutions conducted by various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Internal Revenue Service. Ms. Walsh litigates cases in federal and state court, negotiates with representatives of government enforcement agencies, and advises clients on compliance issues.

In addition, Ms. Walsh served as the court-appointed Independent Reviewer in JPMorgan Chase’s settlement with the United States Department of Justice, where she was responsible for ensuring JPMC’s fulfillment of its obligations under the settlement agreement and publicly reporting on JPMC’s compliance.

Ms. Walsh serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, and was named by Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 women lawyers in the New York metro area.
    • 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.

    • Represents an individual in connection with an investigation of sexual misconduct at an educational institution.

    • Represented a political committee in connection with investigations by federal and state prosecutors.

    • Represents a broker under indictment in a penny stock fraud case in the Eastern District of New York.

    • 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.

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