Gina M. Parlovecchio | People | Mayer Brown

Gina Parlovecchio is a partner in Mayer Brown’s New York office and a member of the global White Collar Defense & Compliance and Regulatory & Investigations practices. Previously, she was an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), where she served as the chief of the office’s International Narcotics and Money Laundering Section (INMLS).

Gina represents individual and corporate clients in internal and government investigations and white collar criminal defense, with a particular focus advising on anti-money laundering (AML), securities fraud, bribery, corruption and healthcare fraud matters. Drawing upon her background prosecuting cross-border matters in the US and Central America, South America and Europe, Gina also advises clients on complex cross-border investigations. Gina’s practice also focuses on complex civil litigation and trial practice. Her recent experience includes representing clients in trademark infringement matters, commercial disputes and pharmaceutical compliance related cases.

As a federal prosecutor for more than a decade, Gina investigated, prosecuted and tried some of the EDNY’s most complex, sensitive and high-profile cases across a wide spectrum of subject matters, including international money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act violations, mail and wire fraud, tax fraud, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) violations, pharmaceutical regulatory compliance, bribery and international public corruption, among other areas. She tried a dozen criminal trials to verdict, including serving as lead trial counsel in the EDNY’s recent prosecution of one of the world’s largest drug kingpins, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera. She also argued criminal appeals before the Second Circuit. Before becoming the chief of INMLS, she served as the INMLS deputy chief and co-chief of the Anti-Money Laundering Strike Force. She previously served in the office’s Organized Crime and Racketeering Section and General Crimes Section, and played a critical role in building the office’s money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act practice.

A frequent speaker on white collar issues, Gina has received numerous awards and recognition throughout her career. Most recently, Gina was named to Crain’s New York Business’ 2021 list of “Notable Women in the Law.” In 2019, she received the Attorney General’s David Margolis Award for Exceptional Service, which is the Department of Justice’s highest award for employee performance. She also received the True American Hero Award by the Federal Drug Agents Foundation in 2016 and 2019, and the 2019 Federal Law Enforcement Foundation Federal Prosecutor Award, which are among the most prestigious law enforcement awards in the New York region.

Before becoming an AUSA, Gina worked on significant securities, commercial, patent and employment litigation matters at a large national law firm. Earlier in her career, she clerked for the Honorable Edith Brown Clement of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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