Litigation

Former Justice Department Fraud Chief Steven Tyrrell Joins Weil Gotshal

NEW YORK — Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has announced that Steven Tyrrell, former chief of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Fraud Section, joined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office on Feb. 1. Tyrrell and Boston partner Thomas C. Frongillo will serve as co-chairs of the firm’s Investigations & Criminal Defense practice.

As chief of the DOJ’s Fraud Section, Tyrrell supervised 60 attorneys and 25 support staff in connection with the development, investigation, prosecution and coordination of sophisticated economic crime matters and enforcement initiatives, including issues involving corporate, securities, commodities and investment fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, health care fraud, procurement fraud, stimulus and rescue fraud, mortgage fraud and identity theft. He also played a key role advising department leadership on various matters, including legislation, crime prevention, public education and the department’s recently announced Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force.

Tyrrell spent the past 20 years at the DOJ, serving in various capacities. Before his appointment as chief of the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division in 2006, he served as deputy chief of the Counterterrorism Section of the Criminal Division. Tyrrell also served as assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of New York and the Southern District of Florida.

Tyrrell earned a B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Oneonta and a J.D., *** laude, from New York Law School, where he served as research editor of the Law Review. He is the recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service (2005), the Inspector General’s Integrity Award, Department of Health and Human Services (1999), and the Timothy J. Evans Memorial Award, U.S. Attorney’s Office (S.D. Fla., 1998).

Established in 1975, Weil Gotshal’s Washington, D.C., office was the firm’s first domestic presence outside of New York. The office houses 30 partners and 81 total attorneys, focused in practice areas ranging from antitrust and patent litigation to international trade, products liability, SEC disclosure and securities regulation, bankruptcy and commercial litigation and tax.

Led by an elite group of highly-ranked criminal defense lawyers, Weil Gotshal’s Investigations and Criminal Defense Practice handles a wide array of complex criminal matters, including major cartel, securities, environmental and fraud investigations for corporations and their executives. The group is also experienced in conducting internal corporate investigations.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (www.weil.com), an international law firm of more than 1,200 lawyers, including approximately 300 partners, is headquartered in New York, with offices in Beijing, Boston, Budapest, Dallas, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Miami, Munich, Paris, Prague, Providence, R.I., Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Warsaw, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington, Del.