– Lonergan Joins Firm’s New York Office After 10 Years in the Southern District of New York Criminal Division –
Kelsey (Nason) Dellovo
Baretz + Brunelle
PALO ALTO, CA (24 august 2021) – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the leading provider of legal services to technology, life sciences and growth companies worldwide, today announced that Jessica Rose Lonergan has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the office of New York. She will be a member of Wilson Sonsini’s litigation department.
Most recently, Lonergan spent more than 10 years as the Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. In this role, she has led more than 175 investigations and grand jury prosecutions regarding corruption, violations of the Corrupt Practices Abroad Act, banking and electronic fraud, fraud against the government, tax evasion, union fraud, racketeering, money laundering and drug trafficking. Additionally, Lonergan has conducted nine criminal jury trials and has informed and argued numerous successful appeals to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
“Jessica is an accomplished investigator and litigator, and her decade of experience with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in handling some of that office’s most important cases and most sensitive investigations will add value. significant to the firm and to its clients, ”said Moe Fodeman, litigation partner in Wilson Sonsini’s New York office. “Jessica is a great addition to our litigation, investigation and white collar practices, and we are delighted to welcome her to our firm.”
Previously, Lonergan served as legal assistant to the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes at the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She also served as a clerk for the Honorable Jan E. DuBois in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
“I am delighted to join Wilson Sonsini’s impressive litigation team and work with his inspiring white collar lawyers,” said Lonergan. “I look forward to working with the firm’s wide range of clients and leveraging my testing and investigative skills to help develop the practice. “
Lonergan got his JD, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from New York University School of Law in 2008, and a BA in English and Theater Studies from Swarthmore College, graduate Phi Beta Kappa. She is admitted to practice in New York.
Wilson Sonsini has over 200 litigators in the firm and continues to grow. The firm represents public companies, private entities and other organizations in locations across the United States: federal and state trial courts; Courts of Appeal; regulatory agencies; and administrative tribunals, including the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The practice is comprised of accomplished trial attorneys, experienced appellate attorneys, and teams of skilled litigators who excel in representing clients in the early stages of disputes and throughout pre-trial proceedings. Wilson Sonsini’s extensive litigation experience spans areas of critical importance to clients, including intellectual property, securities and complex business lawsuits, as well as government investigations and corporate governance matters.
About Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
For 60 years, Wilson Sonsini has provided a broad range of legal services and disciplines focused on the key challenges facing business leaders and boards of directors. The firm is nationally recognized as a leading provider to growing and established clients seeking legal advice to conduct sophisticated business and technology transactions; manage corporate and governance issues; assist in the development of intellectual property, protection and transactions based on intellectual property; represent them in disputed disputes; and / or advise them on antitrust or other regulatory matters. With deep roots in Silicon Valley, Wilson Sonsini has offices in Austin; Beijing; Boston; Brussels; Hong Kong; London; Los Angeles; New York; Palo Alto; San Diego; San-Francisco; Seattle; Shanghai; Washington DC; and Wilmington, DE. For more information, please visit www.wsgr.com.