Pamela Chepiga

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Pamela is a partner in Allen & Overy’s US litigation group, based in New York. Pamela specialises in regulatory, civil and criminal litigation in the financial services area. Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Pamela was the founding director of the Securities Arbitration Clinic at Fordham University School of Law. Prior to that position she was a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. From 1982 to 1984, she served as the Chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force in the United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York. While there, she specialised in white-collar criminal prosecutions, headed the unit in charge of prosecuting all securities and commodities cases, and coordinated criminal prosecutions with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.Pamela is recognised by Chambers USA as a top lawyer in litigation. Pamela is also distinguished as a leading practitioner in The International Who’s Who of Business Crime Defence Lawyers 2013 and was shortlisted as ‘Top US Female Litigator of the Year’ in the Chambers USA 2013 and 2012 Women in Law awards.Pamela has taught in trial advocacy programmes at Harvard Law School, Hofstra Law School, Cardozo Law School and the New York City Corporation Counsel’s Office. She has also lectured extensively on insider trading, white-collar crime, and the RICO statute.Pamela is currently the National Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s CJS White-collar Crime Committee and is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s White-collar Crime Committee.

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