Reid M. Figel

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Reid M. Figel is a partner at Kellogg Hansen. He represents corporations, financial institutions, and individuals in federal and state criminal and regulatory matters, and in complex financial litigation. His practice centers on securities, banking, and antitrust law enforcement; Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; internal corporate investigations; administrative law; and complex civil litigation. Prior to joining Kellogg Hansen, Mr. Figel was Chief (1995-1998) and Deputy Chief (1993-1995) of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit at the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. During his years as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Figel received the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission “Stanley Sporkin Award” (for outstanding contributions to enforcement of the federal securities laws) (1997), the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service (for United States v. The Daiwa Bank, Ltd.) (1996), the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service (for United States v. Christopher Drogoul, arising from the multi-billion-dollar fraud on Banca Nazionale del Lavoro) (1994), and the Chief Postal Inspector's Special Award (for United States v. Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc. and United States v. Michael R. Milken) (1990).

Mr. Figel received his B.A., cum laude and with Honors, from Middlebury College in 1978 and was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. He graduated from the New York University School of Law in 1982, where he served on the Law Review. He clerked for Judge George C. Pratt, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Chief Judge James R. Browning, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Bishop John J. Walker School for Boys. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and has been a guest lecturer at New York University School of Law, University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Georgetown Law School, and Fordham Law School.


Law Clerk, Judge James R. Browning, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1983-1984

Law Clerk, Judge George C. Pratt, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1982-1983

Government Service

Deputy Chief, 1993-1995; and Chief, 1995-1998, U.S. Attorneys Office, Southern District of New York, Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit

Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Southern District of New York, 1987-1998

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Securities
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Middlebury College, A.B., cum laude, with honors in Political Science, 1978
Law School Attended:
New York University School of Law, LL.B., 1982
Year of First Admission:
1982, Colorado; 2000, District of Columbia; 1987, New York; 1988, California
Birth Information:
San Francisco, California, January 28, 1956

Peer Reviews

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