A longtime federal prosecutor is leaving public service to join Crowell & Moring LLP in New York, the law firm announced Monday.
Glen G. McGorty, most recently a senior Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Southern District of New York, will join Crowell as a partner in the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group. He joins Crowell after almost 15 years with the Justice Department.
McGorty got his start in the Justice Department Attorney General’s Honors Program in 1998. He then worked as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section at Main Justice for three years before joining the Eastern District of Virginia as a special Assistant U.S. Attorney. He then moved to the Southern District of New York, where he has spent much of his career as a prosecutor. He worked as a senior AUSA in the Criminal Division and as senior trial counsel in the office’s Public Corruption Unit, the news release said. He also spent time in the Narcotics, Violent Crimes and General Crimes Units.
He was awarded the Attorney General Award for Distinguished Service in 2007.
“Glen is one of the most highly regarded attorneys in the New York criminal bar,” Janet Levine, chair of Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group, said in the news release. ”Over his career as a prosecutor, he has earned an outstanding reputation among the Southern District bench and his colleagues for excellent lawyering and team leadership.
In 2010, SDNY U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara appointed McGorty as senior trial counsel to the Public Corruption Unit and he oversaw the bribery prosecution of New York state Sen. Carl Kruger. He was sentenced to seven years in prison earlier this year.
McGorty is a graduate of Princeton University and the Northwestern University School of Law.