Carrie Cohen, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has joined the law firm Morrison & Foerster as a partner in New York. Cohen joins the firm’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement and White-Collar Criminal Defense; Commercial Litigation; and Trials Practice Groups.

Cohen brings to the firm extensive criminal and civil trial expertise and vast experience conducting large and complex criminal and civil investigations involving federal, state, and local agencies and regulators. At Morrison & Foerster, Cohen will represent financial institutions, corporations, and individuals in white-collar criminal investigations, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement proceedings, and bribery and enterprise corruption matters, as well as consumer, health care, procurement, and tax fraud cases and complex civil litigation.

Before becoming an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, Cohen served in the New York State Attorney General’s Office, first as an assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Bureau, where she received the Louis J. Lefkowitz Memorial Award for outstanding service, and then as Chief of the Public Integrity Unit in the Criminal Division.  Before that, she spent six years in private practice, including as a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster.