Lowenstein Sandler LLP announced today that Ryan Wilson, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York serving on President Obama’s Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) Task Force, has joined the firm as a partner in the Capital Markets Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense practices. Wilson was a lead attorney in the prosecution of the world’s third-largest RMBS issuer/underwriter, resulting in a landmark settlement of over $7 billion.

Wilson was previously counsel with Lowenstein Sandler from 2013 until early 2016, when he joined the President’s RMBS Task Force. As part of the task force, Wilson led a team that achieved the largest single-entity settlement resulting from financial crisis prosecutions. Wilson then served as the lead prosecutor in a civil fraud complaint, filed in September 2017, against the company’s former head of subprime trading. 

“Ryan’s return after distinguishing himself with the U.S. Department of Justice is a fantastic addition to our Capital Markets Litigation practice” said Zachary D. Rosenbaum, partner and Chair of the firm’s Capital Markets Litigation group. “His arrival deepens our expertise even further and highlights our firm’s success at attracting prominent, accomplished former prosecutors and trial lawyers.” 

“Ryan is the latest member of a high-level group of former government lawyers to join Lowenstein Sandler,” said Christopher Porrino, partner and Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. “He has an impressive background, and he will only add to our very strong team while further expanding the breadth and depth of our White Collar Criminal Defense practice.” 

Others joining the firm recently include Porrino (former New Jersey State Attorney General); special counsel Elie Honig (former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York; former Director, Department of Law and Public Safety, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice); special counsel Anne Milgram (former New Jersey State Attorney General); and counsel Kathleen A. McGee (former Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Internet & Technology, New York State Attorney General’s Office). Partner Scott B. McBride (former Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey; former Deputy Chief, Economic Crimes Unit; former member, Health Care & Government Fraud Unit) joined the firm in 2016, and partner Matthew Boxer (former New Jersey State Comptroller; former director, New Jersey’s Authorities Unit; and former federal prosecutor, Terrorism Unit, Criminal Division, and Special Prosecutions Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office) joined in 2014. 

“Lowenstein Sandler is a dynamic firm that does sophisticated work in the capital markets space, and returning to Lowenstein allows me the opportunity to continue working on the same type of important, complex cases that I handled while serving the Department of Justice,” Wilson said. “I’m looking forward to leveraging my experience prosecuting those responsible for the financial crisis in order to support the firm’s practice on a national scale and to join the ranks of some very impressive former prosecutors.”