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Chief of the Public Corruption Unit for the SDNY Joins Covington

August 8, 2016

NEW YORKArlo Devlin-Brown, most recently the Chief of the Public Corruption Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and one of its top securities fraud prosecutors, has joined Covington as a partner in its white collar defense and investigations practice resident in the firm’s New York office.

Mr. Devlin-Brown has served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District since 2005 and as Chief of the Public Corruption Unit since 2014. Previously, he served for four years in the Southern District’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit, where he prosecuted landmark cases in the areas of insider trading and money laundering. He has also overseen some of the most significant corruption cases prosecuted in the Southern District in decades, including the prosecutions and convictions of Sheldon Silver, the New York State Assembly Speaker, and Dean Skelos, the New York State Senate Majority Leader, as well as the prosecution of John Ashe, the former President of the U.N. General Assembly. Mr. Devlin-Brown has been awarded various honors for his service, including the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award, the Director’s Award for Superior Performance, and the New York County Lawyers Association’s Public Service Award.

“Arlo’s deep experience in white collar matters, particularly in the financial services sector, will be of great benefit to a wide range of the firm’s clients,” said Timothy Hester, the firm’s chairman. “He brings valuable insights into some of the most complex areas of white collar enforcement, including securities fraud, anti-money laundering and insider trading.”

“Over his illustrious career, Arlo has demonstrated time and again that he is a lawyer of great talent and commitment,” said Lanny Breuer, vice-chair of the firm and former Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. “It will be an honor to work with him, and he will prove to be a tremendous advocate for our clients.”

Mr. Devlin-Brown received a B.A. summa cum laude from Columbia University and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. Upon graduation, he clerked for Judge Kermit Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and then was in private practice for more than five years before joining the U.S. Attorney’s office.

“I’m very pleased to join Covington’s exceptional white collar practice, which combines extraordinary depth in Washington with a group of immensely talented lawyers in New York, on the West Coast, and in China and Europe,” added Mr. Devlin-Brown. “The firm’s white collar practice is distinguished by the quality of its attorneys and its sophistication in handling complex investigations and enforcement matters across a range of subject matters and industries.”

Covington’s white collar and investigations team includes the former Attorney General of the United States, three former heads of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, former senior SEC officials, and many former prosecutors with extensive criminal trial experience.



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