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As a partner in the firm’s Securities Enforcement and Regulation practice, Mirella deRose leverages her extensive experience as a former prosecutor and regulator to advise clients on federal securities law, white-collar criminal and regulatory actions, government and internal investigations, and financial crimes compliance.  

Mirella is a career litigator who represents broker-dealers, registered representatives, and other entities and individuals in federal securities and other white-collar matters.  Past clients include the CFO and CCO of a broker-dealer; employees of major financial institutions both in the United States and Latin America in connection with internal and government investigations; and foreign individuals and companies tied to DOJ corruption probes.  Mirella is well-versed in handling cross-border matters; she regularly advises foreign clients on U.S. criminal and regulatory investigations, and compliance with the U.S. financial regulatory system.

Prior to entering private practice, Mirella served as Principal Counsel in FINRA’s Enforcement Department.  There, she was the primary attorney in the High Risk Broker Unit, where she successfully headed investigations into broker-dealers and associated individuals involving ongoing securities fraud, money laundering, theft and mishandling of customer funds, failures to properly register securities, and supervisory failures including failures to detect and report suspicious transactions.  Mirella represented the Enforcement Department in a hearing before a three-person FINRA adjudicatory panel that resulted in the permanent bar of an individual for committing federal securities fraud.  Prior to FINRA, Mirella served for approximately eight years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Trial Division of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.  There, she investigated and prosecuted complex financial and other criminal matters, garnering extensive hearing, trial and grand jury experience.  In the white collar sphere, Mirella served as lead counsel in dozens of long-term investigations involving cybercrime and identity theft, insurance fraud, accounting fraud, wire fraud, health care fraud, and unemployment fraud.  These investigations resulted in successful prosecutions, asset forfeitures, and confessions of judgment.

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Credentials

J.D., New York University School of Law

B.A., Harvard College, cum laude

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Manhattan District Attorneys Association (member)

NYCBA (member)

NYU Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement (contributor)

Italian

Spanish

News

In the News · Source: Bloomberg Big Law Business, Securities Docket, The Deal, New York Law Journal, Global Investigations Review, The American Lawyer, CDR and Fund Intelligence

November 19, 2018
Mirella deRose, Russell Johnston, Richard Margolies and Michael Watling join as partners in the Securities Enforcement and Regulation team of the Government Matters practice in the New York office

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Matters

Secured a non-prosecution agreement for the owner of a Brazilian consulting firm in a DOJ/SEC investigation parallel to the Lava Jato investigation in Brazil.

Represented a Turkish energy company in connection with an FCPA investigation into the company's dealings with government officials of an African country.

Successfully represented a Brazilian engineering company before the SEC and DOJ regarding conduct subject to prosecution in Brazil in connection with the Lava Jato investigation.

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Secured a non-prosecution agreement for the owner of a Brazilian consulting firm in a DOJ/SEC investigation parallel to the Lava Jato investigation in Brazil.

Represented a Turkish energy company in connection with an FCPA investigation into the company's dealings with government officials of an African country.

Successfully represented a Brazilian engineering company before the SEC and DOJ regarding conduct subject to prosecution in Brazil in connection with the Lava Jato investigation.

Represented a senior employee of a major financial institution in an internal investigation stemming from the bank’s relationship with clients embroiled in a foreign corruption probe

Counseled a foreign government regarding the sanctions and anti-money laundering programs in place in several of the nation’s banks

Represented several employees of a foreign-based international bank in a joint DFS/DOJ/DANY/Federal Reserve Bank OFAC/sanctions investigation relating to the bank’s handling of Sudanese transactions.

Successfully represented the CFO and CCO of a broker-dealer in a FINRA investigation into the broker-dealer’s failure to supervise employees’ outside business activities and investment accounts

News

In the News · Source: Bloomberg Big Law Business, Securities Docket, The Deal, New York Law Journal, Global Investigations Review, The American Lawyer, CDR and Fund Intelligence

November 19, 2018
Mirella deRose, Russell Johnston, Richard Margolies and Michael Watling join as partners in the Securities Enforcement and Regulation team of the Government Matters practice in the New York office

View all

Matters

Secured a non-prosecution agreement for the owner of a Brazilian consulting firm in a DOJ/SEC investigation parallel to the Lava Jato investigation in Brazil.

Represented a Turkish energy company in connection with an FCPA investigation into the company's dealings with government officials of an African country.

Successfully represented a Brazilian engineering company before the SEC and DOJ regarding conduct subject to prosecution in Brazil in connection with the Lava Jato investigation.

See more
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Close

Matters

Secured a non-prosecution agreement for the owner of a Brazilian consulting firm in a DOJ/SEC investigation parallel to the Lava Jato investigation in Brazil.

Represented a Turkish energy company in connection with an FCPA investigation into the company's dealings with government officials of an African country.

Successfully represented a Brazilian engineering company before the SEC and DOJ regarding conduct subject to prosecution in Brazil in connection with the Lava Jato investigation.

Represented a senior employee of a major financial institution in an internal investigation stemming from the bank’s relationship with clients embroiled in a foreign corruption probe

Counseled a foreign government regarding the sanctions and anti-money laundering programs in place in several of the nation’s banks

Represented several employees of a foreign-based international bank in a joint DFS/DOJ/DANY/Federal Reserve Bank OFAC/sanctions investigation relating to the bank’s handling of Sudanese transactions.

Successfully represented the CFO and CCO of a broker-dealer in a FINRA investigation into the broker-dealer’s failure to supervise employees’ outside business activities and investment accounts

News

In the News · Source: Bloomberg Big Law Business, Securities Docket, The Deal, New York Law Journal, Global Investigations Review, The American Lawyer, CDR and Fund Intelligence

November 19, 2018
Mirella deRose, Russell Johnston, Richard Margolies and Michael Watling join as partners in the Securities Enforcement and Regulation team of the Government Matters practice in the New York office

View all

Credentials

J.D., New York University School of Law

B.A., Harvard College, cum laude

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Manhattan District Attorneys Association (member)

NYCBA (member)

NYU Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement (contributor)

Italian

Spanish