Renowned New York Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office James McGovern Joins Hogan Lovells

NEW YORK, 29 March 2016 – James G. McGovern has joined Hogan Lovells’ White Collar and Fraud practice as a partner in its New York office.  

McGovern previously served as Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York and was appointed by Loretta Lynch, the current Attorney General of the United States and former partner in Hogan Lovells’ New York office. 

At Hogan Lovells, he will be part of the firm’s cross-jurisdictional Global Bribery and Corruption Task Force which consists of lawyers who have been involved in large-scale investigations across various industry sectors for over 25 years.

McGovern has extensive experience in the investigation and prosecution of domestic and international financial crimes. He also has significant experience involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, commercial bribery, theft and destruction of trade secrets, securities and corporate fraud, and criminal forfeiture. 

“Jim is the highest ranking prosecutor in the Criminal Division of one of the most respected U.S. Attorney’s offices in the country,” said Oliver Armas, Managing Partner of the New York office. “With an impressive track record and strong relationships with high level government officials throughout the country, he is an ideal addition to our White Collar practice in New York.” 

McGovern is well equipped to represent companies in investigations involving government enforcement issues, such as civil, criminal, and regulatory compliance. Prior to his role as Chief of the Criminal Division of the EDNY, McGovern served as Deputy Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Sector. 

In 2015, McGovern received the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance by an AUSA, and in 2013, he received the New York Police Department Detective’s Endowment Association’s “Person of the Year” and the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s “Prosecutor of the Year” awards. 

“Clients working with our sophisticated and highly active white collar practice group clients will reap the benefits of Jim's arrival,” said Crispin Rapinet, Global Head of the firm's Investigations White Collar and Fraud practice. “His firsthand knowledge of handling matters in the healthcare, banking, investment and trading, accounting, and securities areas brings true and immediate value across the group.”  

He earned his J.D. from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and his B.S. from Siena College. 

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