Wiggin and Dana Expands White Collar Practice

September 30, 2013

Wiggin and Dana is pleased to announce that Margery Feinzig has joined the firm as a partner in its New York and Stamford offices. Ms. Feinzig will be a member of the firm's Litigation Department, including the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group.

Ms. Feinzig joins the firm after a distinguished 18 year career as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York where she held senior positions, including Senior Trial Counsel and Chief of the White Plains Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office.

"Margery is an extraordinary trial lawyer with vast experience in the courtroom trying a wide variety of important cases" said Bob Benjamin, Chair of the Firm's Executive Committee. "Adding Margery to our stellar white collar practice group will allow us to continue to grow that practice and provide the outstanding representation that our clients have come to expect with respect to government investigations."

Ms. Feinzig will represent corporations and individuals in investigations and prosecutions conducted by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, State Attorneys General, and other federal and state regulators and law enforcement authorities. Ms. Feinzig will also conduct internal investigations and ensure corporate compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other federal and state regulations.

James Glasser, Chair of Wiggin and Dana's Litigation Department, added that "Margery is an experienced trial lawyer who is extremely well regarded by lawyers and judges in the Southern District of New York. She is a welcome addition to our litigation department and our white collar practice." When she held senior positions in the Southern District U.S. Attorney's Office, Ms. Feinzig supervised the investigation and prosecution of a broad spectrum of federal criminal offenses, including corporate, bank, securities, and tax fraud; public corruption; money laundering; racketeering; murder; and narcotics trafficking. Ms. Feinzig also trained new prosecutors and advised law enforcement agents. Prior to becoming Chief, Ms. Feinzig was an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in Manhattan and White Plains. As an AUSA, she investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of criminal matters, including complex frauds, racketeering, violent crimes, narcotics and money laundering offenses. Ms. Feinzig received notable honors and awards during her government service career, including the Director's Award for Superior Performance and the Justice Department's coveted John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement.

"I am honored to be joining Wiggin and Dana and to work with a team of such talented lawyers. The firm's deep white collar defense bench, reputation and client base offers an excellent platform for me to play an active role in helping achieve client success."

Ms. Feinzig began her legal career as an associate in the New York office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. She graduated, cum laude, from Tufts University and received her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.