Samson Enzer, Former SDNY Securities Fraud Prosecutor, Joins Cahill’s Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense Practice
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP is pleased to announce that Samson “Sam” Enzer, most recently an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and a senior member of the SDNY Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, has joined the firm as Counsel in its Securities Litigation and White Collar Defense practice. Sam is one of the leading cryptocurrency enforcement practitioners to come out of government service in recent years, and brings extensive experience in complex white collar matters involving parallel internal investigations, criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, and related civil litigation.
Sam joins Cahill after eight years in the Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor at SDNY, where he conducted numerous jury trials in significant criminal cases including a high-profile insider trading trial, briefed and argued numerous appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and led hundreds of grand jury investigations and prosecutions in a wide range of criminal cases, including several groundbreaking cryptocurrency-related prosecutions as well as matters involving corporate misconduct and whistleblowers, securities fraud, commodities fraud, cybercrime, obstruction of justice, false statements to regulators, accounting fraud, market manipulation, money laundering, tax crimes, wire fraud, and other financial crimes. During his tenure at SDNY, Sam was nominated for the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award in 2018 and received the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s Prosecutor of the Year Award in 2014.
“We are thrilled to have Sam join our practice coming out of SDNY,” said Herbert S. Washer, Executive Committee member and Chair of Cahill’s Litigation Department. “Sam is an exceptional addition to our team of former federal prosecutors and other litigators who handle the full range of criminal and regulatory matters, particularly in the developing area of cryptocurrency enforcement.”
Sam commented, “I am extremely excited to join Cahill, which is widely recognized for its market-leading securities litigation and white collar defense practice and deep bench of first-rate litigators. I look forward to working with Herb and the other top-notch lawyers at Cahill to help the firm’s clients navigate and solve the challenges presented by the recent surge in enforcement activity by financial market regulators and criminal authorities.”
Sam joins Cahill’s premier Securities Litigation and White Collar Defense practice group, which is ranked by Chambers USA as an elite top-tier practice in New York, and also by Global Investigations Review as among the world’s leading law firms focusing on corporate and cross-border investigations.
Prior to his government service at SDNY, Sam worked in private practice as a litigation associate for nearly four years at another prominent international law firm, where he represented publicly traded corporations and senior corporate executives in complex civil litigation and criminal and regulatory investigations, and clerked for two years for United States District Judge Louis L. Stanton in the Southern District of New York. Sam graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.