Nancy Kestenbaum is the co-chair of Covington’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group. She represents companies and individuals in a variety of white collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters and complex civil litigation. Ms. Kestenbaum has conducted corporate internal investigations and defended institutions and dozens of officers, directors, executives, accountants and attorneys in grand jury, SEC, antitrust, and other regulatory investigations. Ms. Kestenbaum has extensive experience representing clients in the financial services, life sciences and technology industries and also represents clients in complex civil litigation.
Ms. Kestenbaum served for nine years as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she investigated and prosecuted numerous cases including securities fraud, tax offenses, bank fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, civil rights violations, bribery and perjury, and served as Chief of the General Crimes Unit and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, where she supervised and trained dozens of other prosecutors.