Nola B. Heller, Unit Chief in SDNY United States Attorney’s Office, Joins Cahill
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP is pleased to announce that Nola B. Heller, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York who has served as Chief of the SDNY's General Crimes and Violent and Organized Crime Units, has joined the Firm as a Partner in its white-collar crime and government investigations practice.
Cahill executive committee chairman Bill Hartnett commented: “We are delighted to welcome Nola to the partnership, and to our growing white collar and investigations practice. She has an exemplary record as a prosecutor, and her judgment, litigation skills and broad experience in investigations and enforcement will be of immediate value to our clients.”
Ms. Heller served for 11 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the SDNY. As Chief of the Violent and Organized Crime Unit, and prior to that Chief of the General Crimes Unit, she has prosecuted or supervised over 2,000 cases involving racketeering (RICO), securities fraud, money laundering, bank and wire fraud, tax fraud, health care fraud, and cybercrime, among other offenses. Ms. Heller also served as one of the Office's primary liaisons with various federal and state agencies, including the Department of Justice, other U.S. Attorney's Offices, District Attorney's Offices, and law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and IRS.
Ms. Heller’s extensive litigation experience includes leading ten federal jury trials and multiple appellate arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She has also supervised over thirty jury trials.
Executive Committee member and head of litigation Herb Washer commented, “Nola is a superb addition to the Firm’s white-collar crime and government investigations team. Her extensive experience in the courtroom and as an investigator will immediately deepen our bench and help us continue to provide our clients with the high level of service they have come to expect from Cahill. We are pleased to welcome Nola to the Firm.”
White collar and investigations partner and former SDNY Assistant U.S. Attorney Anirudh Bansal commented, “Nola is an incredibly talented and highly-respected prosecutor, and I am looking forward to working with her again. Her experience, judgment, and broad base of knowledge will be of tremendous value to our clients.”
Ms. Heller commented, “Cahill is widely recognized for its top-tier practices in all areas. I look forward to working with Herb and Anirudh, and Cahill's other talented lawyers, to help the Firm's clients navigate an increasingly challenging regulatory landscape.”
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Nola clerked for the Honorable Reena Raggi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Nola received a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was Managing Editor of The Yale Law Journal, and a B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University.