Moe J. Fodeman is a partner in the litigation department based out of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s New York office. His practice is focused on white collar criminal defense, Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement defense, compliance and regulatory matters, and complex civil litigation.
He regularly conducts internal corporate investigations and advises boards of directors, audit committees, and special committees on sensitive matters involving potential misconduct by corporate personnel.
Moe, a highly recognized and experienced trial attorney, has held lead or first-chair responsibility in more than 35 jury trials in both federal and state courts. He has argued frequently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and New York State Appellate Divisions.
Prior to joining the firm, Moe served for nearly seven years as a federal prosecutor in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he held various supervisory positions in both the General Crimes and Terrorism Sections, and most recently served as the chief of the Public Integrity Section.
During his tenure, Moe investigated, supervised, and prosecuted some of the highest-profile and sensitive cases in the office, including those involving complex business, bank, securities, mortgage, and healthcare fraud; public and labor corruption; bribery; tax fraud; obstruction of justice; racketeering; terrorist financing; civil rights; import/export controls; weapons trafficking; and money laundering. Prior to his work as a federal prosecutor, Moe served as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn.
Moe has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including the Justice Department’s Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service. He has also been repeatedly named to New York Super Lawyersfor his work in white collar defense.
Moe is a member of the teaching faculty of the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop. Moe also serves as an adjunct professor at both Emory University School of Law and Fordham University School of Law, where he teaches criminal prosecution and defense. He speaks frequently at conferences on topics of criminal law, internal investigations, white collar defense, and trial advocacy.
Moe dedicates a significant portion of his time to pro bono matters. He currently holds an appointment to the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Eastern District of New York, through which he regularly represents indigent defendants in federal criminal proceedings.
- J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1997
- B.A., Government and Law, Lafayette College, 1994
- State Bar of Connecticut
- State Bar of New York
- U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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