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Joan Loughnane, Former Acting Deputy U.S. Attorney in the SDNY, Joins Sidley as Partner in New York


Austin LLP
is pleased to announce that Joan Loughnane, former Acting
Deputy United States Attorney at the United States Attorney's Office for
the Southern District of New York, will join the firm's Litigation Group
in New York as a partner in its White Collar: Government Litigation &
Investigations practice. Ms. Loughnane will focus her practice on
counseling and representing clients in connection with government
investigations, enforcement actions, and prosecutions.

Ms. Loughnane is a highly regarded litigator and counselor who comes to
Sidley following a distinguished, 15-year career as a federal prosecutor
in Manhattan, where she served in a variety of leadership positions. In
addition to her time as Acting Deputy United States Attorney—the second
highest position in the office, in which she oversaw more than 200
Assistant U.S. Attorneys in both the Criminal and Civil Divisions—Ms.
Loughnane also served at various times as Chief Counsel to United States
Attorneys Preet Bharara and Geoffrey Berman, Acting Chief of the Complex
Frauds and Cybercrime Unit, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division
(during which time she was the office's Project Safe Childhood
coordinator), and Co-Chief of the General Crimes Unit. In these roles,
Ms. Loughnane helped supervise many of the U.S. Attorney's Office's most
significant and high-profile cases in recent years in areas ranging from
cybercrime to securities fraud to terrorism.

Prior to her supervisory and executive roles, Ms. Loughnane investigated
and tried cases in a variety of the U.S. Attorney's Office's trial
units, including the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and the
Violent Crimes Unit. During that time, she served as lead counsel on
multiple federal trials, and briefed and argued numerous cases in the
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. For her decade
and a half of exceptional service, Ms. Loughnane was chosen in 2018 to
receive the New York City Bar Association's prestigious Henry L. Stimson
Medal, awarded annually to outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the
Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Ms. Loughnane received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University
and her J.D. from Stanford Law School and began her legal career as a
law clerk for United States District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan.

"We are delighted that Joan will be joining Sidley. Her record of
accomplishment is a testament to her intelligence, judgment, and legal
acumen. From her leadership at the very top of one of the most important
United States Attorney's Offices in the country, Joan has a deep
understanding of how the Department of Justice makes its most
significant decisions and brings a high-level insider's perspective on,
and familiarity with, the federal criminal and civil enforcement
landscape in and around New York and the country at large," said Sam
Gandhi, managing partner of Sidley's New York office. "She will
strengthen our already deep bench of former prosecutors, particularly in
the critical and burgeoning area of cybersecurity, where Joan brings
impressive experience from her time as acting head of the Complex Frauds
and Cybercrime Unit and from her involvement in some of the most
significant hacking cases in recent history."

"A number of us have known Joan for years, dating back to our time
together in the U.S. Attorney's Office, and we are very excited to
welcome her to Sidley and to be able to work with her again," said
Timothy Treanor, co-leader of Sidley's White Collar: Government
Litigation & Investigations practice. "We all know Joan to be a terrific
lawyer and a wonderful friend and colleague. Joan will be the fourth
former prosecutor to join Sidley's New York office from the SDNY in the
last ten years, and she adds yet another valuable facet to our top-tier
global enforcement and litigation practice."

With 2,000 lawyers in 20 offices around the globe, Sidley is a premier
legal adviser for clients across the spectrum of industries. Sidley's
White Collar: Government Litigation & Investigations team features more
than 150 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide, including the former Deputy
Attorney General of the United States, a number of former Assistant
United States Attorneys, as well as the former U.S. Attorneys for the
Northern District of Illinois and the Northern District of California. A
number of our partners also have served in other capacities within the
Department of Justice or in the White House Counsel's Office. Follow
Sidley on Twitter @SidleyLaw.

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