Cadwalader’s Joseph Moreno Appointed to Staff of FBI 9/11 Review Commission

Jun 16, 2014

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, announced that  Joseph Moreno, a special counsel in the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Group, has been appointed as a consultant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he will serve on the staff of the newly-formed FBI 9/11 Review Commission.  In this position, Moreno will assist the Commission in its Congressionally-directed mandate to evaluate the FBI’s performance in addressing the threat of domestic and international terrorism.

The Commission was established by the FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill, and its members include former Attorney General Edwin Meese, former Congressman and Ambassador Tim Roemer, and national security expert and Georgetown University Professor Bruce Hoffman.  It is tasked with conducting an independent review of the FBI’s implementation of the recommendations of the original 9/11 Commission, and to consider how the FBI is addressing the evolving threat of terrorism today.  In particular, the Commission will focus on the threats of domestic radicalization, cyber-terrorism, and the spread of al Qaeda affiliate groups overseas.

A former federal counterterrorism prosecutor with the Department of Justice in the National Security Division, Moreno brings to the Commission staff significant experience investigating and prosecuting terrorist financing and money laundering cases.  He has also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, and was a member of the prosecution team in the 2010 “DC Metro Bomber” case.  Moreno is a two-time combat veteran of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and has served on active duty in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  A Bronze Star Medal recipient, Moreno is currently a Major in the United States Army Reserve and is assigned to the Office of The Judge Advocate General at the Pentagon.

Moreno represents corporate and individual clients in significant criminal and regulatory cases and at trial.  He has extensive experience conducting and managing internal investigations, and with developing and implementing corporate compliance programs.  Moreno has law and business degrees from St. John’s University, his undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University, and is licensed to practice in the State of New York, the District of Columbia, and as a solicitor in England and Wales.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).



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