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Former Justice Department Fraud Chief Steven Tyrrell Joining DC Office

Distinguished Government Attorney Augments Investigations

(January 14, 2010, Weil Gotshal News)


NEW YORK, January 14, 2010 – Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP announced today that Steven Tyrrell, former Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) Fraud Section, is joining the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office effective February 1, 2010. Tyrrell and Boston partner Thomas C. Frongillo will serve as co-chairs of the firm’s Investigations & Criminal Defense practice.

As Chief of the DOJ’s Fraud Section, Tyrrell supervised 60 attorneys and 25 support staff in connection with the development, investigation, prosecution and coordination of sophisticated economic crime matters and enforcement initiatives, including issues involving corporate, securities, commodities and investment fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, health care fraud, procurement fraud, stimulus and rescue fraud, mortgage fraud and identity theft. Steve also played a key role advising Department leadership on various matters, including legislation, crime prevention, public education and the Department’s recently announced Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force.

"We are delighted that Steve has decided to join Weil Gotshal," commented Executive Partner Barry Wolf. “His formidable accomplishments in government service will further elevate the firm’s capabilities in white collar investigations and defense work.”

Tyrrell spent the past 20 years at the DOJ, serving in various capacities. Prior to his appointment as Chief of the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division in 2006, he served as Deputy Chief of the Counterterrorism Section of the Criminal Division. Tyrrell also served as Assistant US Attorney in the US Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of New York and the Southern District of Florida.

“I am thrilled to be joining a law firm of the caliber and prestige of Weil Gotshal,” said Steven Tyrrell. “The quality, depth and sophistication of its people and practice have made it one of the best firms in the world. I look forward to contributing my expertise and experience to the firm and, in particular, its investigations and criminal defense practice.”

Tyrrell earned a B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Oneonta and a J.D., cum laude, from New York Law School, where he served as research editor of the Law Review. He is the recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service (2005), the Inspector General’s Integrity Award, Department of Health and Human Services (1999), and the Timothy J. Evans Memorial Award, U.S. Attorney’s Office (S.D. Fla, 1998).
   
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