Lynn Neils is a partner in the firm’s New York office and a member of the Litigation, White Collar Defense & Investigations, and Securities Enforcement Practice Groups. Her practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, corporate compliance and internal investigations, regulatory enforcement matters and complex commercial litigation.
Ms. Neils served as an Assistant United States Attorney in both the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and the District of New Jersey. During her more than 11 years as an Assistant United States Attorney, Ms. Neils worked on a wide variety of cases, including securities fraud, accounting fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, health care fraud, art fraud, insurance fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, US sanctions and obstruction of justice matters. In 2004, she was promoted to Chief of the Major Crimes Unit in the SDNY where she supervised approximately 20 senior Assistant United States Attorneys in handling the investigation and prosecution of a wide variety of complex white collar cases.
Ms. Neils has significant trial experience in both the federal and state courts.
For several years, Ms. Neils also served as Senior Counsel at Johnson & Johnson and was responsible for handling a large caseload of criminal and civil matters; conducting internal investigations; advising on compliance and regulatory matters, including those related to the FCPA; and conducting training of employees on regulatory and legal matters, including those related to the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws and regulations.