Trial attorney Aisling Rockwell O'Shea joined the fraud section's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit after working as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. She left the unit in September 2017 to return to Sullivan & Cromwell as partner.
While an associate, her work at Sullivan on Libor-related cases brought her to the attention of the fraud section leadership.
She prosecuted the Direct Access Partners case. In 2013, three employees of the US-based broker dealer - Tomas Alberto Clarke Bethancourt (Clarke), Jose Alejandro Hurtado, and Ernesto Lujan - pleaded guilty to FCPA and other violations relating to a scheme to bribe a Venezuelan official bank official in exchange for trading business.
Maria de los Angeles Gonzalez de Hernandez, who was a senior official in Venezuela's state economic development bank, also pleaded guilty to accepting the bribes.
O'Shea was listed as representing the DOJ in the 2016 US$3.4 million non-prosecution agreement with BK Medical, the Danish subsidiary of medical device manufacturer Analogic Corporation.
O'Shea was also given some extracurricular trial experience with the fraud section's healthcare fraud unit, when she assisted Daniel Kahn, now the acting head of the FCPA unit, in a Brooklyn Medicare fraud case.
O'Shea earned her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 2000 and her law degree from the University of Virginia Law School in 2003.