Wilson Sonsini Adds Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica Lonergan to Litigation Department
PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced today that Jessica Rose Lonergan has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the New York office. She will be a member of Wilson Sonsini’s litigation department.
Most recently, Lonergan spent more than 10 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. While in this position, she led more than 175 grand jury investigations and prosecutions involving bribery, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, bank and wire fraud, frauds against the government, tax evasion, labor union fraud, racketeering, money laundering, and narcotics trafficking. In addition, Lonergan conducted nine criminal jury trials and briefed and argued numerous successful appeals in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
“Jessica is an accomplished investigator and litigator, and her decade of experience in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York handling some of that office’s most significant cases and most sensitive investigations will provide tremendous value to the firm and its clients,” said Moe Fodeman, a litigation partner in Wilson Sonsini’s New York office. “Jessica is a great addition to our litigation, investigations, and white-collar practices, and we are thrilled to welcome her to our firm.”
Previously, Lonergan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She also clerked for the Honorable Jan E. DuBois in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
“I am excited to join Wilson Sonsini’s impressive litigation team and collaborate with its inspiring white-collar lawyers,” says Lonergan. “I look forward to working with the firm’s broad range of clients and leveraging my trial and investigative skills to help grow the practice.”
Lonergan earned her J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the New York University School of Law in 2008, and a B.A. degree in English and theatre studies from Swarthmore College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She is admitted to practice in New York.
Wilson Sonsini has more than 200 litigators across the firm and continues to expand. The firm represents public companies, private entities, and other organizations in venues across the U.S.: federal and state trial courts; appellate courts; regulatory agencies; and administrative tribunals, including the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The practice is comprised of accomplished trial attorneys, experienced appellate counsel, and teams of skilled litigators who excel at representing clients in the early stages of disputes and throughout pre-trial proceedings. Wilson Sonsini’s expansive scope of litigation experience covers areas of critical importance to clients, including intellectual property, securities, and complex commercial lawsuits, as well as government investigations and corporate governance matters.
About Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
For 60 years, Wilson Sonsini has offered a broad range of services and legal disciplines focused on serving the principal challenges faced by the management and boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leading provider to growing and established clients seeking legal counsel to complete sophisticated corporate and technology transactions; manage governance and enterprise-scale matters; assist with intellectual property development, protection, and IP-driven transactions; represent them in contested disputes; and/or advise them on antitrust or other regulatory matters. With deep roots in Silicon Valley, Wilson Sonsini has offices in Austin; Beijing; Boston; Brussels; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; Shanghai; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. For more information, please visit www.wsgr.com.
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