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 White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice with deep experience supervising complex investigations of individuals and corporations involving, among others, various financial crimes, including insider trading, market manipulation, accounting fraud, investment adviser fraud, cryptocurrency-related fraud, and money laundering.

Gina spent eight years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where she prosecuted white collar cases as a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force.  She has supervised dozens of criminal cases, led six criminal trials, and argued on multiple occasions  before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In her role as a senior member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, she was responsible for leading investigations and prosecutions of high-profile matters in a variety of industries and managing relationships with stakeholders at the SEC and CFTC, as well as federal law enforcement agencies. She also served as an acting supervisor of the Violent & Organized Crime Unit, where she supervised over 20 Assistant U.S. Attorneys in various investigations and prosecutions.

She also has been 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 and Order of the Coif, from Fordham University School of Law, where she was valedictorian of her class and Notes & Articles Editor of the Fordham Law Review. She received her B.A. from Georgetown University. Gina served as a law clerk to Second Circuit judge Denny Chin when he served on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She is admitted in the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Second Circuit and New York Bars.

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