Mar 26, 2015
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, announced that Joseph Moreno, special counsel in the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Group and a former federal counterterrorism prosecutor, has completed his service as a staff member to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) 9/11 Review Commission. The Commission released its final report, The FBI: Protecting the Homeland in the 21st Century, on March 25.
Moreno served on the 9/11 Review Commission since its creation by Congress in 2014, lending his background in national security and military affairs to the Commission’s goal of assessing how the FBI has addressed the evolving threats of terrorism, including those of domestic radicalization and cyber-terrorism. Ken Wainstein, head of Cadwalader’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Group and a former General Counsel and Chief of Staff to the FBI Director, was interviewed by the Commission, along with other current and former high-level officials in the national security and intelligence community.
Prior to rejoining Cadwalader, Moreno was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice in the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section, and a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. He has served as a military prosecutor for the U.S. Army in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and is a Bronze Star Medal recipient and combat veteran of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. In 2011, Moreno received the Anti-Defamation League’s SHIELD Award for his prosecution of the “DC Metro Bomber” case. He has a BA from Stony Brook University, a JD/MBA from St. John’s University, and is a certified public accountant (CPA).
Cadwalader’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice comprises nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the field, many of whom held senior positions at the United States Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and in United States Attorney’s Offices. The team is supported by more than 20 counsel and associates, several of whom clerked for distinguished federal trial and appellate judges.
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