Trial attorney Nicole H. Sprinzen returned to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP last week, leaving her post as a trial attorney in the Justice Department’s Fraud Section of the Criminal Division.
Sprinzen is back in the firm’s Washington, D.C.-based office after a 9-year stint earlier in her career. She is now senior counsel in the firm’s white collar practice.
“Akin Gump Strauss has very talented white collar defense and litigation attorneys, and I am very happy to join this established practice and help grow it further,” Sprinzen told Main Justice.
Sprinzen had served as a trial attorney in the Fraud Section since 2008. She focused on prosecuting procurement, mortgage and bank fraud and securities and commodities during her tenure with the Justice Department.
In 2010, she helped prosecute a $2.9 billion fraud case involving a top executive of National Century Financial Enterprises Inc. who was on the run from authorities for two years. More recently, in May, Sprinzen served as a trial attorney in a case of two owners of a North Carolina investment company who allegedly defrauded their clients out of more than $3 million.
“”We are thrilled to have Niki back at Akin Gump,” said Paul Butler, head of the firm’s Washington, D.C., litigation practice. “Both our clients and our nationwide white collar team will benefit greatly from the depth of experience she brings to the firm.”