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As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), Rachel Maimin tried numerous cases to successful jury verdict. In her nine years as a federal prosecutor for the SDNY, Rachel worked on some of the office’s highest-profile matters, including United States v. Michael Cohen, where she acted as a senior prosecutor in the investigation and prosecution of the personal attorney to the President of the United States. She was lead prosecutor on the largest-ever gang investigation and prosecution in New York City history, which resulted in the arrest and prosecution of 120 leaders and members of two rival gangs. Rachel also had extensive experience prosecuting narcotics trafficking cases in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration, including prescription pill diversion.
Rachel applies her years of experience in the U.S. Attorney’s Office to advising and defending Lowenstein Sandler’s clients, including corporations, funds, and individuals targeted by the DOJ, the SEC, FINRA, and other regulators alleging insider trading, securities fraud, wire and bank fraud, honest services fraud, racketeering, extortion, and bribery. She also provides clients with vigorous defense against a variety of civil claims, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud. Rachel works closely with our Tech Group and Investment Management group to advise businesses facing federal and state governmental inquiries. Her clients include startups; growth companies; venture, growth, and private equity funds; and large financial institutions (along with their executives and boards) across the country and overseas, along with cryptocurrency platforms and brokers. Well-versed in technology, Rachel also leads internal corporate investigations concerning potential criminal violations, employee misconduct, and cybersecurity breaches.
Rachel thrives on understanding and simplifying (whether for a jury, corporate board, enforcement agency, or judicial panel) complex financial crimes (or the lack thereof). As a prosecutor, she was responsible for investigating and prosecuting matters relating to complex financial crimes such as fraud and money laundering, as well as large and complex criminal organizations engaged in racketeering, narcotics, and violent offenses. Just prior to joining Lowenstein, Rachel was awarded the U.S. Attorney General’s 2017 David Margolis Award for Exceptional Service (the U.S. Department of Justice’s highest honor) and was named Homeland Security Investigations Prosecutor of the Year for her handling of racketeering cases on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Sought out for her enforcement experience, Rachel also guides clients on compliance, working extensively with investment funds, startups, growth companies, and others seeking to proactively understand, manage, and mitigate their risk through compliance reviews, training, and designing/implementing customized, effective internal policies and protocols in areas including AML, FCPA, and anti-corruption.
Prior to her government service, Rachel practiced litigation at two prominent firms in New York City. She also clerked for the Hon. Joseph F. Bianco of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.