Cory S. Flashner is a white collar defense attorney and former federal and state prosecutor whose practice encompasses representing individuals and companies in investigations and enforcement actions related to financial laws and advising them on compliance.
He has particular experience with securities laws, anti-money laundering laws and regulations and primarily serves clients in the financial services sector. Prior to joining Mintz, Cory was a vice president and the regional head of the anti-money laundering (AML) division for North America at a Boston-based global systemically important bank (G-SIB).
His work encompassed supervising more than two dozen compliance professionals and providing oversight and guidance to the company’s North American business units on AML regulations, the Bank Secrecy Act, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations.
In addition, he negotiated and resolved matters before federal, state, and international regulatory bodies including FINRA, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Federal Reserve Bank.
Between 2010 and 2016, Cory served as an Assistant US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, where he investigated and indicted one of the largest pyramid schemes ever prosecuted by the US Department of Justice involving investors in 240 countries and over $3 billion in losses.
Earlier, he worked in the homicide and senior trial units of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, handling all aspects of homicide and high-profile felony cases.
In addition to his extensive trial court and grand jury work, Cory argued before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and succeeded in persuading the court to adopt the doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing. In 2008, Cory was the recipient of the Outstanding Superior Court Prosecutor Award from the Suffolk County DA’s Office.
Before becoming a federal prosecutor, Cory worked as a litigation associate at a Vermont-based insurance defense and workers’ compensation firm. He began his career as a staff attorney at the New York Police Department in the Legal Bureau’s Civil Enforcement Unit.
In law school, Cory served as a notes & comments editor of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal and senior director of Fordham Student Sponsored Fellowship. He was also a two-time recipient of the fellowship and was granted the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award.
- Secretary, New England Chapter, Fordham Law Alumni Association (2008 – 2015)
- Board Member, Weston Dads Foundation (2016 – present)
- Fordham University (JD)
- Columbia College (BA)
- United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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