Steven A. Tyrrell serves as co-chair of the firm's White Collar Defense & Investigations Group. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement matters, and internal investigations.
Mr. Tyrrell previously served as Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice's Fraud Section from 2006 through 2009. In that capacity, he led the investigation, prosecution and coordination of a broad range of sophisticated economic crime matters and enforcement initiatives, including matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, corporate, securities, commodities and investment fraud, health care fraud, procurement fraud, stimulus and rescue fraud, mortgage fraud, consumer fraud and identity theft. He also played a key role advising Department leadership on white collar crime-related legislation, crime prevention, public education and the Department’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force.
Prior to Mr. Tyrrell’s appointment as Chief of the Fraud Section in 2006, he served as Deputy Chief of the Counterterrorism Section of the Criminal Division, where he supervised a team of attorneys in connection with the investigation, prosecution and coordination of a variety of international terrorism and terrorist financing matters. Mr. Tyrrell also led a number of high profile national security investigations and trained federal prosecutors and agents on relevant national security statutes, policies and practices.
Mr. Tyrrell also served as an Assistant US Attorney in the US Attorney’s Offices in the Southern District of Florida and the Northern District of New York. During his more than fifteen years as an Assistant US Attorney, Mr. Tyrrell investigated and prosecuted a variety of criminal cases, with an emphasis on white collar matters, including but not limited to securities fraud, health care fraud, government contract fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, FDA fraud, and public corruption, as well as related money laundering and asset forfeiture work. He also was lead counsel for the United States in nearly forty criminal jury trials.
Early in his career, Mr. Tyrrell served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas J. McAvoy, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of New York.
Mr. Tyrrell 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), the Timothy J. Evans Memorial Award, U.S. Attorney’s Office (S.D. Fla, 1998), and numerous citations and letters of commendation.
Mr. Tyrrell is a recognized expert and frequent speaker on a host of white collar topics, including FCPA enforcement, securities fraud, corporate charging decisions, use of deferred and non-prosecution agreements, and monitors.
Mr. Tyrrell is a graduate of New York Law School where he was the Research Editor of the Law Review.