WASHINGTON, DC, September 2, 2020: Sandra Moser, former chief of the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) Fraud Section, and Robin Nunn, financial services litigator with in-house counsel experience, join Morgan Lewis as partners based in Washington, DC. Sandra, who will split time in Philadelphia, arrives from Quinn Emanuel, where she was co-chair of the investigations, government enforcement, and white collar criminal defense practice. Robin, who will split time in New York, arrives from Dechert, where she was chair of the consumer financial services practice.
“We are thrilled to welcome two highly sophisticated women litigators in our DC office,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “Talented, diverse perspectives are even more imperative now for our clients and Morgan Lewis as an institution, and Sandra and Robin each bring an esteemed voice and seasoned skillset.”
Sandra reunites with Matthew Miner, who rejoined the firm earlier this year after serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the DOJ’s Criminal Division. Before returning to private practice, Sandra served the DOJ for more than 12 years, most recently leading a team of 150 white collar prosecutors in the Fraud Section, where she oversaw the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit as well as the section’s healthcare, securities, and financial fraud prosecutions. As chief of the Fraud Section, Sandra led or supervised dozens of global corporate enforcement resolutions and helped develop and implement significant policy changes affecting corporate criminal enforcement throughout the DOJ, including the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy and reforms to the Justice Manual. In addition to extensive experience representing clients in FCPA matters, Sandra also handles False Claims Act (FCA), securities, commodities, and anti-money laundering matters.
Sandra also handles major corporate investigations and crises, including those involving #MeToo claims. She regularly represents companies, boards of directors, and senior executives in investigations, corporate crises, and litigation involving US federal and state governments, and international enforcement agencies. An experienced prosecutor, Sandra is a former federal prosecutor in the District of New Jersey’s Special Prosecutions Division. Global Investigations Review named her as one of the world’s Top 100 Women in Investigations for 2018.
Last year, the firm added Douglas Baruch and Jennifer Wollenberg in Washington, DC, who have significant experience in matters arising under the FCA and Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act. Matt, Sandra, Doug, and Jenny add considerable strength and depth to Morgan Lewis’s DC white collar and corporate investigations practice.
Robin focuses on regulatory, enforcement, and complex civil litigation matters. She represents institutions in matters initiated by federal regulatory agencies and state attorneys general. She also advises clients in the fintech/insurtech spaces. Prior to private practice, Robin was in-house with Capital One as vice president, senior associate general counsel from 2015–2017, and with American Express as counsel from 2012–2015.
Robin is active in the National Bar Association’s Corporate Law Section and American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, where she is a chair of the Consumer Financial Services Committee Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Women Lawyers Division Greater Washington Area Chapter Law Firm and In House Counsel Committee, as well as the Banking Law Committee’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. Robin was recently selected by The Network Journal as an honoree for its annual 25 Influential Black Women in Business awards. She also has been named a Minority Corporate Counsel Association Rising Star, a fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, a National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division Achievement Award finalist, and a recipient of a Pro Bono Publico Award.
“The momentum we have in deepening our litigation and global investigations practices during these challenging times is critical in supporting our clients,” said J. Gordon Cooney, Jr., leader of Morgan Lewis’s global litigation practice. “Robin and Sandra both have significant experience representing clients in a variety of industries facing investigations, class actions, and other litigation. Their tireless devotion to and relentless focus on client needs is a natural fit with our client service approach.”