Former Assistant United States Attorney and supervisor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey Fabiana Pierre-Louis has joined Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP in Cherry Hill.
Pierre-Louis is a partner in the firm’s white collar and government investigations practice group.
She served in Newark as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and was promoted to Attorney-In-Charge of the Trenton office and then the Camden office. In Camden, she supervised all aspects of criminal matters, including trials, investigations, and prosecutions of large-scale mail and wire fraud offenses, healthcare and government fraud matters, and narcotics, firearms and violent crime offenses.
Pierre-Louis also investigated and prosecuted her own individual caseload. Her focus was on public corruption matters, federal narcotics offenses, export control violations, defense contracting fraud, national security matters, and child exploitation offenses.
Now, she’s returned to private practice, where she started.
“As an AUSA, I learned the in and outs of a criminal case and how to build investigations. That will be invaluable experience when I’m representing clients facing criminal charges,” Pierre-Louis said. “Although it’s a different position, I have familiarity with the subject matter, with the judges, the prosecution, and even other members of the defense bar. I know my background will make a transition back to private practice a smooth one.”
Before her time as AUSA, she was an associate at Montgomery McCracken in its white collar and government investigations practice group. Then an associate, she represented and counseled clients in matters involving consumer fraud, antitrust, marketing of pharmaceutical products, securities fraud, internal corporate investigations. Additionally, she handled civil litigation matters regarding breach of contract, professional liability, personal injury, and real estate disputes.
Moving back to the firm, she said, was natural.
“It’s amazing it was nine years ago that I left here because it never really felt that way. I felt connected through Montgomery McCracken alumni events and professional events and associations. That also gave me opportunity to meet the new faces, so coming back was very natural because it never really felt like I was disconnected from the folks here,” said Pierre-Louis. “And I’ve been really encouraged [by seeing] a lot of former attorneys return to the firm. I think that speaks volumes about Montgomery McCracken.”