Former federal prosecutor joins Fulbright law firm

Crain's New York Business
July 08, 2005

Former federal prosecutor Kenneth Breen has joined Fulbright & Jaworski as a partner in the law firm’s Manhattan office.

Mr. Breen, who has been a federal prosecutor for the past 10 years, most recently served as deputy chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York. He will focus on white collar criminal defense, securities litigation, anti-counterfeiting and corporate internal investigations.

After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Mr. Breen served as the coordinator of the Capital Markets Unit of the Terrorist Financing Task Force in Washington, D.C. As a federal prosecutor, he argued appeals and tried more than 40 cases, including a case against Internet stock advisor Anthony Elgindy.

Mr. Elgindy, who was found guilty of fraud charges earlier this year, had been accused of conspiring with an FBI agent to short-sell stocks using confidential and illegally-obtained government information.

Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Mr. Breen, 39, was an associate at Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Ferdon, where eh worked on intellectual property, anti-counterfeiting, antitrust and commercial disputes.