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Rebecca Monck Ricigliano

Partner

rricigliano@crowell.com
Phone: +1 212.895.4268
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Rebecca Monck Ricigliano is a partner in the White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement Group in New York, and a member of the group's Steering Committee. Rebecca is an experienced trial and investigations lawyer, who served as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York and as the second highest ranking executive at the New Jersey Attorney General's office. She conducts internal investigations for foreign and domestic clients and represents individuals and companies in grand jury and regulatory investigations, criminal trials, and civil enforcement actions. In 2020, Chambers USA recognized Rebecca as a leading white collar lawyer.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Rebecca served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where she held various supervisory positions including Chief of the Narcotics Unit and Senior Trial Counsel in the Public Corruption Unit. She was also a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. At SDNY, Rebecca first-chaired several jury trials and briefed and argued multiple cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She successfully tried a high-profile accounting and securities fraud case against the former CEO and CFO of a major drug store chain. 

Rebecca also led investigations and prosecutions of members and associates of foreign terrorist organizations for material support and hostage taking, and high-ranking cartel members for narcotics and money laundering offenses. Rebecca led the 2013 Medicaid fraud investigation and prosecution of 49 then-current and former Russian diplomats, and conducted an investigation of campaign financing violations related to a United States Senate race. Rebecca has been recognized by her colleagues for her efforts, receiving the Federal Drug Agents Foundation True American Hero Award and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Investigations Award for Excellence.

Rebecca also served as the First Assistant Attorney General of New Jersey, where she supervised complex criminal investigations and prosecutions and affirmative Consumer Fraud and False Claims Act cases. She regularly provided strategic legal and policy counsel to the Attorney General and the Division of Consumer Affairs, the Division of Criminal Justice, and the New Jersey State Police.

Prior to her government service, Rebecca was an associate at one of New York’s leading white collar criminal defense law firms, where she was a member of the defense team that represented Martha Stewart.

Selected Representations Include:

  • Represented a foreign logistics company in connection with a cross-border smuggling investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, ICE Homeland Security Investigations, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
  • Represent a former hedge fund trader in connection with criminal investigation for securities fraud conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
  • Represent a former New York City government employee in public corruption criminal investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
  • Conducted internal investigation for multinational government contractor regarding allegations of improper invoicing.
  • Represented a global health care company in connection with FDA and federal grand jury investigation of alleged mislabeled products.
  • Represented a foreign logistics company in connection with an internal investigation of alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.
  • Represented corporations in connection with Environmental Protection Agency inquiries regarding adherence to Clean Air Act standards.
  • Conduct internal investigation and represent an international charitable organization in connection with allegations of employee embezzlement.
  • Represented a national insurance corporation in connection with state grand jury investigation of salesperson for misleading practices.
  • Represent an institution of higher education in connection with internal investigation and federal grand jury investigation regarding misuse of federal grant monies.
  • Advise a Fortune 100 corporation on criminal and civil risks for officers and directors regarding product distribution.
  • Conducted domestic and foreign internal investigation for a manufacturing corporation concerning product liability.

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A. (1996) cum laude
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, J.D. (1999) publication editor of the Buffalo Law Review

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: New York, New Jersey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Memberships

  • Federal Bar Council American Inn of Court
  • Federal Bar Council, Criminal Law Committee
  • New York City Bar Association, White Collar Crime Committee
  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers
  • Women's White Collar Defense Association, New York City Chapter

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Media Mentions
"COVID-19 Investigations Webinar – Current Congressional, Federal Agency, and State AG Oversight & Investigations Priorities," Crowell & Moring Webinar (July 15, 2020). Presenters: James G. Flood, John Fuson, Natalie O. Ludaway, and Rebecca Monck Ricigliano.
Speech/Presentation
"Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Highlights COVID-19 Enforcement Trends and Priorities," Government Contracts Bullet Points (June 12, 2020). Contacts: Peter Eyre, Mana Elihu Lombardo, Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, Paul M. Rosen, Gail D. Zirkelbach, Rina M. Gashaw
Client Alert / Newsletter
"DOJ Charges Individual for Using COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program for Personal Expenses," White Collar Alert (May 27, 2020). Contacts: Mana Elihu Lombardo, Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, Paul M. Rosen, Gabrielle Trujillo
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Prosecutors in New York and Texas Charge Individuals for Defrauding COVID-19 Relief Programs," White Collar Alert (May 22, 2020). Contacts: Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, Paul M. Rosen, Daniel L. Zelenko, Laura Schwartz
Client Alert / Newsletter
"COVID-19 Enforcement: Players, Risks, and Preparation Strategies," Crowell & Moring Webinar (May 8, 2020). Presenters: James G. Flood, Thomas A. Hanusik, Mana E. Lombardo, Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, and David Robbins.
Speech/Presentation
"COVID-19 Enforcement Actions Surrounding Stimulus Funds," White Collar Alert (May 7, 2020). Contacts: Mana Elihu Lombardo, Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan, Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, Paul M. Rosen, Daniel L. Zelenko, Laura Schwartz
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Preparing for COVID Investigation and Enforcement," Government Contracts Bullet Points (May 4, 2020). Contacts: Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, Byron R. Brown, Tiffany Wynn
Client Alert / Newsletter
"The CARES Act And Lessons From The Past: What Prior Investigative Responses To Crises Tell Us About The Future," Westlaw (April 27, 2020). Authors Rebecca M. Ricigliano, David B. Robbins, Byron R. Brown, and Tiffany Wynn.
Publication
Chambers USA 2020 Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 21 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S. (Apr.23.2020)
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