Joseph V. Moreno

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Practice Areas

  • Anti-Money Laundering & Asset Forfeiture
  • Cyber and National Security
  • Energy & Commodities
  • Energy & Commodities Investigations
  • FCPA and International Anti-Bribery
  • White Collar Defense and Investigations
  • False Claims Act
  • Litigation
  • OFAC and Export Control
  • Pharmaceutical Regulation and Compliance
  • Securities Enforcement & Investigations
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 862 2262
Fax: 202 862 2400
http://www.cadwalader.com/professionals/joseph-moreno
 
University State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., cum laude, 1996; St. John's University. Peter J. Tobin College of Business, M.B.A., with honors, 2000
 
Law SchoolSt. John's University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1999
 
Admitted2000, New York; 2008, District of Columbia; England & Wales
 
MilitaryMajor, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, 2001— present
 
Special AgenciesU.S. Department of Justice; U.S. Attorney's Offices, EDVA.
 
LanguagesSpanish
 
Biography

Joseph Moreno, a former federal prosecutor, is a partner in Cadwalader's White Collar Defense and Investigations Group. Mr. Moreno has extensive trial and appellate experience handling complex investigations and litigation involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other domestic and international law enforcement agencies. Representative matters have involved money laundering, cyber fraud, securities and accounting fraud, insider trading, international bribery (including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act), and other white collar criminal and civil matters.

Mr. Moreno rejoined Cadwalader after serving at the U.S. Department of Justice in the National Security Division's Counterterrorism Section, where he investigated and prosecuted international money laundering, material support, structuring, and terrorist financing cases. He was also appointed a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, where he prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases and successfully argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Moreno has extensive experience handling classified litigation pursuant to the Classified Information Procedures Act, and in government surveillance matters relating to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the USA PATRIOT Act.

In 2014, Mr. Moreno was appointed as a consultant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he served on the staff of the FBI 9/11 Review Commission. In that position, Mr. Moreno assisted the Commission in its Congressionally-directed mandate to evaluate the FBI's performance in addressing the threat of domestic and international terrorism

A decorated combat veteran, Mr. Moreno is a Major in the United States Army Reserve and has served on active duty as a military prosecutor in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2004, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Iraq. In 2005, he served as the legal advisor to a multinational counterterrorism task force in Djibouti. Mr. Moreno is a recognized expert in the area of international and operational law, and is a regular speaker before military and civilian audiences in the United States and overseas. He is currently assigned to Headquarters, Department of the Army, at the Pentagon.

Prior to joining Cadwalader, Mr. Moreno was an associate in the White Collar Crime Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. In 2014, he was named to Stony Brook University's “40 Under 40” Alumni list, and received the 2014 Distinguished Veteran Alumni Award from St. John's University. Mr. Moreno was named a “Rising Star” by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine in 2014 and 2015.

Mr. Moreno earned his undergraduate degree in political science, cum laude, from Stony Brook University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, his J.D., cum laude, from St. John's University School of Law, where he was a Senior Staff Member of the St. John's Law Review, and his M.B.A. with Honors from St. John's University Peter J. Tobin College of Business. He is a member of the bars of the State of New York and the District of Columbia, and is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. Mr. Moreno is also a certified public accountant (CPA).

Publications:

•Article, “Anti-Money Laundering Guidance Issued for Banks Seeking to Service Marijuana-Related Businesses, ” Financial Fraud Law Review (April 2014) (with Jodi Avergun)
•Article, “U.K. Guidelines Emphasize Importance of Robust Programs, ” Bloomberg BNA - Prevention of Corporate Liability Current Report (March 17, 2014) (with Bret Campbell, Adam Lurie and Karen Woody)
•Article, “Surviving a Regulatory Inquiry, ” Commodities Now (September 2012) (with Gregory Mocek)

Experience

Representative matters include:

•Counsel to a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical client in a multi-year DOJ/SEC investigation into alleged FCPA violations.
•Counsel to a multi-national energy company in a CFTC investigation into price reporting and other alleged violations of the Commodity Exchange Act.
•Counsel to a former Swiss private banker charged with conspiring to assist United States taxpayers in evading federal income taxes.
•Conducted an in-depth systems diagnostic for a Fortune 100 oil and gas client to assess corruption risk relating to its global supply chain, know-your-customer, and energy trading practices.
•Represented a CDO issuer in civil litigation over its ratings downgrade and the impact on its market hedge positions.
•Represented a European pharmaceutical company in defending against a hostile takeover effort.
•Represented a corporate defense contractor in a federal export control and FCPA investigation.
•Represented the former CFO of a major retail client in an SEC investigation into insider trading and misuse of reserve accounts.
•Conducted an internal investigation for a computer software client under SEC review for alleged channel-stuffing and accounting irregularities.

News & Resources

NEWS

News Releases

Cadwalader Names Five New Partners Dec 18, 2015

Recognition

Cadwalader Attorneys Recognized by 2015 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine Apr 29, 2015

RESOURCES

Clients & Friends Memos

FinCEN Targets High-Value Real Estate Transactions in New York and Miami Jan 19, 2016

Articles

UK Issues Sentencing Guideline for Individuals Convicted of White-Collar Offenses Aug 01, 2014

Events

SOX 404 Conference 2015 on FCPA Compliance, Ethics & the SOX Framework Oct 20, 2015

Newsletters

FCPA Advisor

Will Independent Directors Be on the Hook for Failure of Internal Controls in FCPA Cases? Jul 15, 2013

SEC Enforcement Advisor

SEC Announces Largest Ever Whistleblower Award, Awards $30 Million to Foreign Whistleblower Oct 01, 2014

White Collar Defense and Investigations Advisor

AML Guidance Issued for Banks Seeking to Service Marijuana-Related Businesses Feb 27, 2014 (Also at Washington, DC Office)

 
Reported CasesUS v. Faroque Ahmed, EDVA; US v. Islamic American Relief Agency, WDMO.
 
ISLN914839086
 

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FinCEN Targets High-Value Real Estate Transactions in New York and Miami
Jodi L. Avergun,Nicholas E. Brandfon,J. Robert Duncan,Steven M. Herman,Joseph V. Moreno, January 29, 2016
On January 13, 2016, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) announced that it had issued a Geographic Targeting Order (“GTO”) which will temporarily require certain title insurance companies to report the identity of natural persons who make...

OFAC Publishes Cyber-Related Sanctions Regulations
Peter Carey,Keith M. Gerver,Joseph V. Moreno,James A. Treanor, January 19, 2016
On December 31, 2015, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued regulations1 implementing Executive Order 13694 of April 1, 2015, which authorized the imposition of economic sanctions on individuals and entities determined to be responsible...
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