Lowenstein Sandler’s Ryan M. Wilson received the Executive Office for the United States Attorney’s (EOUSA) Director’s Award from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and EOUSA Director James Crowell, IV, at the 34th Director’s Awards Ceremony on June 15, 2018. A total of 11 Assistant U.S. Attorneys from the Eastern District of New York and two federal agent partners received the award in recognition of outstanding service on a variety of cases and other matters.

Wilson, a former Eastern District Assistant U.S. Attorney on President Obama’s Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RBMS) Task Force, received the award (along with former colleagues), for what the EOUSA cited as “exemplary performance” in bringing about a historic $7.2 billion settlement against an international financial institution—the largest single-entity settlement resulting from financial crisis prosecutions—for the organization’s “material misrepresentations in the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities.” Other award recipients were recognized for their efforts in significant prosecutions and in government initiatives such as the Disruption and Early Engagement Program and Operation Fallen Hero.

In bestowing the awards, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein stated, “Today’s honorees earned the esteem of their colleagues. But most importantly, they earned the gratitude of our fellow citizens—the people whose communities you made safer, whose lives you improved, and whose trust you rewarded. Today, we pause to honor and recognize a small portion of your work.”

A partner in Lowenstein’s Capital Markets Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense practices, Wilson returned to the firm after being appointed in 2015 to serve on the President’s RMBS Task Force. His practices focuses on complex civil and criminal litigation matters, with an emphasis on cases involving structured financial products, derivatives, and other complex securities. Wilson also has significant experience in litigation arising from mergers and acquisitions, including post-merger disputes involving indemnification issues.

About the EOUSA
The EOUSA provides executive and administrative support for the 93 U.S. Attorneys located throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Such support includes legal education, administrative oversight, technical support, and the creation of uniform policies. https://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa