Gina Castellano 

Partner – New York
T.+1 212 504 6234
200 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281 V-CARD

Gina Castellano is a partner in Cadwalader’s Global Litigation Group and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice. Gina represents corporations and individuals in sensitive internal investigations, complex criminal and regulatory enforcement actions, and compliance initiatives. Gina’s practice focuses on white collar matters with a concentration on finance-related and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues.

Prior to joining Cadwalader, Gina served for eight years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. As a senior member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, she led investigations and prosecutions of high-profile matters involving insider trading, accounting fraud, investment adviser fraud, cryptocurrency-related fraud, and money laundering. She also managed relationships with stakeholders at the SEC and CFTC, as well as federal law enforcement agencies. Gina also served as an acting Deputy Chief of the Violent & Organized Crime Unit, where she supervised over 20 Assistant U.S. Attorneys in various investigations and prosecutions. During her time as a federal prosecutor, Gina led six criminal trials and briefed and argued multiple appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Gina was added to the 2024 Lawdragon “500 Leading Litigators in America” guide. She is a member of the Federal Bar Council’s Federal Criminal Practice Committee. Gina also previously served as a Lecturer in Law at Columbia University School of Law, teaching the seminar component of the Federal Prosecution Externship.

Gina received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where she was Notes & Articles Editor of the Fordham Law Review. She received her B.A. from Georgetown University. Gina clerked for the Honorable Denny Chin when he served on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Gina Castellano 


  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • New York


  • Hon. Denny Chin
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


  • Fordham University School of Law
    J.D., summa cum laude
  • Georgetown University