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Kiersten A. Fletcher

Kiersten A. Fletcher


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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
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New York, NY 10005



  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2010
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 2007, cum laude


  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Kiersten Fletcher is an accomplished former Southern District federal prosecutor who served as a senior member of both the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and the Money Laundering and Transnational Criminal Enterprises Unit.

Kiersten will join the firm’s New York office on July 15.

In her near decade of public service, Kiersten served as lead or co-lead prosecutor in 10 jury trials and conducted scores of other investigations and prosecutions. Kiersten’s high-profile trials regularly involved securities and commodities fraud, wire fraud, market manipulation, and money laundering offenses, and included the insider trading trial of former Congressman Stephen Buyer and the commodities fraud trial of former Glen Point Capital founder Neil Phillips.

In addition to her trial work, Kiersten also handled investigations and prosecutions involving accounting fraud, insider trading, telemarketing fraud, money laundering, mismarking and valuation fraud, the Investment Advisers Act, cryptocurrency manipulation and touting, the Bank Secrecy Act, sanctions evasion, bank fraud, tax evasion, and criminal forfeiture. She also argued several appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

During her tenure at the Department of Justice, Kiersten taught the SDNY Prosecution Clinic at New York University School of Law, which offers students the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the federal criminal justice system and discuss, study, and explore the many important roles of the prosecutor.

Prior to her service with the Department of Justice, Kiersten served as an associate at a leading global law firm, where she regularly handled complex investigations and white collar defense matters on behalf of both individuals and entities, regularly securing favorable outcomes for her clients. For example, she successfully defended a downstream tippee in an insider trading investigation by the Department of Justice, which resulted in no criminal charges being brought, and represented a prominent hedge fund executive in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation, which resulted in a favorable resolution of criminal charges and dismissal of the case brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. She also conducted a multi-year investigation on behalf of a foreign bank related to potential sanctions and money laundering offenses, which resulted in a favorable deferred prosecution agreement.

Kiersten has an outstanding record at trial as a prosecutor and extensive experience as both a prosecutor and defense lawyer in dealing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the New York Department of Financial Services, and other criminal and regulatory enforcement bodies. Using her deep understanding of the government’s perspective, she will focus on providing insightful, sophisticated, and measured advice to companies, boards, and their executives in connection with their most difficult high-stakes matters.