Maria T. Galeno

Partner, New York at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Maria T. Galeno

Maria T. Galeno

Partner, New York at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Biography

With more than 25 years’ experience, Pillsbury Litigation partner and trial lawyer Maria Galeno handles white collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters and conducts internal investigations.

A former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Maria is Pillsbury’s Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense practice deputy chair and a member of the firm’s National Trials team. Her international clientele includes banks, investment firms, technology companies, hospitals and executives. Experienced in internal investigations; securities, mail and tax fraud; and commercial contract and professional liability disputes, Maria represents clients in federal and state courts and arbitral forums. Global Investigations Review has chosen Maria as one of the 100 most remarkable women in the investigations field.

Representative Experience

Represented multiple Swiss banks before the DOJ in Swiss/U.S. Program for Non-Prosecution Agreements resulting from DOJ probes into U.S. depositors’ offshore accounts, and conducted internal investigations at the banks.



Served as lead trial counsel, obtaining a favorable judgment in a closely watched software licensing trial in Delaware Chancery Court arising from the divestiture of software assets; successfully defended the judgment before the Delaware Supreme Court.



Represented a non-U.S. bank in an internal investigation of foreign exchange benchmark rate manipulation allegations.



* Served as co-lead trial counsel in New York City’s landmark litigation against 27 out-of-state gun dealers.
* Representation of research analyst at major international investment firm in insider trading investigation.
* Representation of registered persons at major financial institutions in proceedings before FINRA.
* Defense of a U.S. subsidiary of a major Japanese company against multi-party claims of discrimination based on race and nationality, and claims for multi-million dollar bonuses.
* Defend CFO of medical services company in US Attorney's Office and S.E.C. investigation for accounting irregularities.
* Defense of hospital and doctors in False Claims Act case alleging medicare fraud.
* Participate in defense of investment advisor in mutual fund investigation by the New York State Attorney General's Office.
* Defend employees of large international food retailer in securities fraud investigation by the US Attorney's office, the S.E.C. and Dutch authorities.
* Defend Fortune 100 company in claims for foreign death benefits.
* Conducted internal investigations involving employee dishonesty, insider trading and gender discrimination.
* As a federal prosecutor, tried criminal jury cases including violations of the RICO and narcotics “kingpin” statutes, public corruption and securities fraud.

Professional Highlights

Recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers for her white collar criminal defense work, and winner of the BTI “Client Service All-Star” award.



Identified in Global Investigations Review’s Women in Investigations 2018 special report as one of the most remarkable women in the field worldwide.



Serves as executive partner and vice chair of Pillsbury’s Partner Hiring and Integration committee; served on the firm’s Compensation committee.



* Serves on the board of the Office of the Appellate Defender, a not-for-profit providing appellate and post-conviction representation for indigents in New York state courts.
* Served on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary by appointment of New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani.
* Taught trial advocacy for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
* Appeared on Court TV as a criminal defense authority.

Education

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J.D., Harvard Law School
cum laude

B.S., St. John's University
summa cum laude

Admissions

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New York

Courts

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

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Maria T. Galeno
Partner, New York at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Education
J.D., cum laude
Class of 1981

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

B.S., summa cum laude

St. John's is one of America's leading Catholic universities – recognized for its superb academic programs, diverse student life, BIG EAST excitement and New York vitality. Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John's is known for giving students the knowledge, skills and confidence to serve others while achieving personal and professional success. Graduates become leaders in their professions, their communities and the world.

Career History
Partner, New York
Current

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (formerly Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro) is an American law firm serving the energy, real estate, financial services, transportation, and technology sectors, specializing in regulatory practice, as well as corporate & securities, environment, intellectual property, litigation, employment and international law.

Faculty Member
Prior

National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Inc. provides legal advocacy skills training. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Boulder, CO.

Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York
Prior

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Boards & Committees
Vice Chair, Partner Hiring & Integration Committee
Current

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (formerly Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro) is an American law firm serving the energy, real estate, financial services, transportation, and technology sectors, specializing in regulatory practice, as well as corporate & securities, environment, intellectual property, litigation, employment and international law.

Member, Advisory Committee on the Judiciary
1994 - 2011
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