United States Legal professional Sellinger Announces Assorted Management Workforce | USAO-NJ

NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced these days that he is naming an professional workforce of women and adult men to direct the Office’s enforcement of criminal and civil guidelines. His management team, which will contain 18 girls and persons of assorted backgrounds (like 13 gals and 7 if not varied attorneys), will be among the most diverse in the heritage of the office. 

“Since using the oath of business office practically three months in the past, I have been amazed by the depth and variety of practical experience in the Business office, which is a credit to my predecessors and in line with the prolonged and very pleased history of the U.S. Attorney’s Business office for the District of New Jersey,” U.S. Legal professional Sellinger claimed. “I am achieving into that nicely of talent to staff the Office’s management positions with a roster of exceptional attorneys who are eminently skilled and seasoned, and whose variety reflects the people of New Jersey. Furthermore, using the services of, retaining, and marketing numerous staff is a bedrock price of this Business, and my management workforce and I will continue on to prioritize it going forward.”

U.S. Attorney Sellinger introduced the government management of the Business:

The Initial Assistant U.S. Lawyer is Vikas Khanna, who returns to the Workplace from the non-public sector, where by he worked as a associate at an intercontinental law company in New York. Mr. Khanna previously served in the Workplace as an Assistant United States Lawyer for just about 9 years, through which he managed some of the Office’s most considerable prosecutions of people and firms. For the duration of Mr. Khanna’s earlier tenure, he served as a line assistant in the Basic Crimes Device and the Distinctive Prosecutions Division, before currently being appointed as Deputy Chief of the Health Care and Govt Fraud Unit in June 2017 and then as Deputy Chief of the Felony Division in June 2018. In the latter purpose, Mr. Khanna supervised legal and civil AUSAs in the Wellbeing Treatment and Federal government Fraud, Opioid Abuse Avoidance and Enforcement, and Asset Restoration and Funds Laundering Models. Just before getting an AUSA, he served in the private sector from 2007 to 2010 and, in 2006, clerked for the Honorable Mark Wolf, Main Decide in the District of Massachusetts.

“I am thrilled to welcome Vikas back to the Office environment as To start with Assistant U.S. Attorney,” U.S. Lawyer Sellinger mentioned. “Vikas is a very highly regarded alumnus of our Workplace, celebrated by AUSAs, the protection bar, and users of the judiciary for his fantastic intellect and judgment. I am assured he will be an extraordinary leader of the Office, and I glimpse forward to performing jointly to progress the induce of justice for the individuals of New Jersey.”

The Govt Assistant U.S. Attorney is Lee M. Cortes Jr., who has been with the Business for 11 many years, most a short while ago as Main of the Wellbeing Care Fraud Unit. Caroline Sadlowski, Counsel to the U.S. Legal professional, remains in that function. She has been with the place of work for 19 several years, such as nine a long time in the Appeals Division and 6 yrs in the Civil Division, the place she also served as Main of the Division. Andrew Carey stays as Deputy U.S. Lawyer, overseeing the Trenton and Camden Vicinages. He labored as an Assistant U.S. Lawyer for 8 yrs and returned to the Business office in 2019 after serving as the Middlesex County Prosecutor for six years.

According to U.S. Lawyer Sellinger, “Lee, Caroline, and Andrew are 3 of the greatest lawyers in the Business office and have deep encounter, leadership competencies, and impeccable integrity. I am delighted that they agreed to sign up for my front business office.”

U.S. Lawyer Sellinger also introduced extra leadership positions:

  • Bruce Keller has been appointed as Distinctive Counsel to the Front Place of work.


  • Nicholas Grippo will proceed as Chief of the Prison Division, though Daniel Shapiro, Osmar Benvenuto, and Desiree Grace will go on as Deputy Chiefs of the Criminal Division, and are joined by Jamel Semper, who also has been appointed Division Deputy Main.


  • J. Andrew Ruymann will continue on as the Main of the Civil Division, even though Kristin Vassallo and Elizabeth Pascal will proceed to provide as Deputy Chiefs of the Civil Division.


  • Mark Coyne continues to be the Main of the Appeals Division


  • Ronnell Wilson has been appointed Chief of the Specific Prosecutions Division, and Jihee Suh will serve as Deputy Division Main.


  • Michael Campion has been appointed as the Chief of the freshly produced Civil Legal rights Division. 


  • Molly Lorber and J. Brendan Day will carry on to serve as Attorneys-in-Cost of the Camden and Trenton department workplaces, respectively. 


U.S. Attorney Sellinger also introduced the management of the Legal Division Units: 


  • Lauren Repole and Michelle Gasparian have been appointed as Co-Unit Chiefs of the newly established Typical Crimes Unit.


  • R. David Walk has been appointed Main of the Government Frauds Device, and David Dauenheimer will keep on as the Unit’s Deputy Chief. 


  • Jason Gould has been appointed Chief of the Health Care Fraud Device.


  • Sarah Devlin will go on to serve as Chief of the Assert Restoration and Cash Laundering Unit.


  • Joyce Malliet has been appointed as Main of the National Security Device.


  • Sean Farrell will carry on as Chief of the Cybercrime Avoidance and Enforcement Unit.


  • Catherine Murphy will carry on as Chief of the Financial Crimes Unit.


  • Cari Fais will continue on as Main of the Opioid Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Unit.


  • Francesca Liquori will continue as Main of the Narcotics/Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Job Pressure.


  • James Donnelly has been appointed as Chief of the Structured Crime/Gangs Device.


“The District of New Jersey is fortuitous to have these an fantastic team of general public servants to direct this Business,” U.S. Lawyer Sellinger said. “They have the skill, knowledge, judgment, and integrity needed to carry on this Office’s mission: to guard the public, implement the rules, advertise fairness and equality, and do justice. I am extremely proud of this leadership crew and know that they will go on this Office’s longstanding motivation to the pursuit of justice.”