Former Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, Southern District of New York Kristy Greenberg joins Hogan Lovells’ New York office as partner

Former Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, Southern District of New York Kristy Greenberg joins Hogan Lovells' New York office as partner

Press releases | 12 September 2022

New York, 12 September 2022 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells announced today that Kristy Greenberg has joined the firm as a litigation and investigations partner in New York. Greenberg joins the firm from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), where she served for more than a decade—most recently as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kristy to the firm,” said Des Hogan, global Head of Hogan Lovells’ Disputes practice. Stephanie Yonekura, global Head of the firm’s Investigations, White Collar, and Fraud practice area, added: “With her significant litigation experience in high-profile matters, Kristy will be a great resource to our clients—particularly on issues involving cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, financial services, health care, and executive conduct.” 

As a senior member of SDNY’s management team, Greenberg oversaw the work of the Criminal Division, supervising the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Unit, and Money Laundering and Transnational Criminal Enterprises Unit. Greenberg supervised ground-breaking cryptocurrency and securities fraud cases, including the first-ever cryptocurrency insider trading tipping scheme, and she authorized significant corporate Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and tax fraud resolutions, including one of the Department of Justice’s largest FCPA resolutions. As SDNY’s health care fraud coordinator, Greenberg managed SDNY’s large-scale health care fraud investigations and prosecutions. She also previously served as Acting Co-Chief of the General Crimes Unit, supervising SDNY’s new Assistant U.S. Attorneys in their investigations, cases, and trials. 

Greenberg was the lead prosecutor on a wide array of white collar and cybercrime cases of national significance: investor fraud by the founder of the Fyre Festival, cyber hacking of hundreds of celebrities, and a major health care fraud involving two dozen former professional athletes and healthcare professionals. In 2018, Greenberg received a “Top Prosecutor” award from the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Foundation.

Greenberg, who will be a member of the firm’s Financial Industry & Insurance Sector, said: “I am thrilled to be joining Hogan Lovells, which has an unparalleled global platform with strong experience in handling cross-border investigations and enforcement matters. I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues to advise the firm’s clients on complex white collar matters.”

Greenberg worked at a top New York law firm before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office. She earned her JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Yale University. 

The addition of Greenberg to the New York office is the latest in a series of lateral moves that have significantly expanded the office in recent years. 

“We have traditionally had a strong litigation practice here in New York, and Kristy fits in perfectly with our strength in commercial litigation, employment, international arbitration, and white collar and investigations,” said New York Office Managing Partner Michael DeLarco. “Kristy’s addition will complement our recent growth in New York on the corporate side, further providing our clients with a strong suite of services across their needs in this key commercial market.” 

Partners who have joined in New York this year include: M&A partners Luke Iovine, Peter Cohen-Millstein and Megan Ridley-Kaye, as well as Adrienne Ellman (M&A/private equity), Parikshit Dasgupta (private equity/investment funds), and Jessica Millett (tax).