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Sher Tremonte Welcomes Former SDNY Supervisor Alison Moe as Partner

New York – January 9, 2024 – Alison Moe has joined Sher Tremonte LLP as a partner in its white-collar defense and investigations practice. Alison arrives after more than seven years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), where she served as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. In that role, Alison oversaw dozens of prosecutors across several units, including Complex Frauds and Cybercrime, Money Laundering and Transnational Criminal Enterprises, and General Crimes. Previously, as a senior member of the Public Corruption Unit, Alison handled some of SDNY’s most sensitive and complex cases, including the first federal prosecution of a fraudulent Political Action Committee, the prosecution of the leaders of the We Build the Wall fundraising campaign, and the investigation and prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell for child exploitation offenses. She represented the government in the one-month jury trial of Maxwell—one of SDNY’s highest-profile trials in recent memory. At Sher Tremonte, Alison will focus her practice on internal and government-facing investigations, complex litigation, crisis management, and trials.

“Alison brings extraordinary experience and judgment to our practice. She has proven herself in the courtroom, was trusted with some of the most challenging and high-profile matters in the SDNY, and then selected to serve as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division – an important leadership role.  Alison will substantially enhance our ability to serve our clients in cutting edge white-collar and commercial litigation matters,” said Michael Tremonte, co-founder of Sher Tremonte.

“Alison will play an invaluable role in bolstering our already stellar white-collar practice.  A seasoned federal litigator, she is perfectly poised to join us in representing individuals facing serious federal criminal charges and companies subject to sensitive Department of Justice and SEC investigations,” said Justine Harris, a Sher Tremonte partner. “We are thrilled to have Alison join our team. She will be a huge asset for all areas in which our firm provides trial-tested advocacy and unwavering commitment to both our individual and corporate clients.”

“Sher Tremonte is known in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for its phenomenal advocacy and has attracted a remarkable group of former AUSAs, federal defenders, and commercial litigators,” Alison said. “I’ve been on the opposite side of the firm’s attorneys at trial and have been thoroughly impressed not only with the level of practice and deep dedication to their clients, but the principled way they approach every case. I am excited to join the firm and help to grow its already strong white-collar and investigations practices, as well as contributing to the firm’s robust commitment to public interest work through its pro bono docket.”

Alison received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, and her B.A. from Dartmouth College. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Alison was a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph F. Bianco of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the Honorable Allyson Kay Duncan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She also previously worked at the New York City Law Department.

Sher Tremonte represents businesses, executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, and other individuals in complex commercial litigation, regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, and in criminal investigations and prosecutions. Ranked in White Collar Crime and Government Investigations in New York by Chambers USA – which commends the firm as “wonderful,” with a “really strong bench” – the firm’s lawyers consistently achieve positive outcomes that restore reputations and preserve livelihoods. Sher Tremonte has advised and defended clients in connection with allegations of tax fraud, mail and wire fraud, honest services fraud, insider trading, money laundering, foreign corrupt practices, bank fraud, RICO, securities fraud, immigration fraud, and campaign finance and election fraud, among others. Sher Tremonte also has a deep and abiding commitment to public interest litigation and indigent criminal defense, which have been key components of the firm’s practice since it was founded more than a decade ago.