States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|July 19, 2010||
U.S. ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
David B. Fein, United States for the District of Connecticut, today announced that Deirdre M. Daly has joined the Office to serve as Deputy United States Attorney, the Office’s second-ranking position. Ms. Daly served for 12 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, and was the Assistant-In-Charge of SDNY’s White Plains Office from 1995 to 1997. She prosecuted cases ranging from racketeering, murder, narcotics and money laundering to fraud, corruption and police brutality. From 1984 to 1985, Ms. Daly served as a law clerk for the Honorable Lloyd F. MacMahon, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Daly graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1981 and the Georgetown University Law Center in 1984. Since 1997, Ms. Daly has been at Daly & Pavlis LLC, a Southport-based law firm with a practice that includes commercial and securities disputes, white-collar criminal investigations, SEC enforcement actions, and corporate internal investigations and monitoring.
“I am delighted that Deirdre chose to return to the Justice Department,” stated U.S. Attorney Fein. “Deirdre has an accomplished record of public service, including 12 productive and successful years as a federal prosecutor. Equally importantly, she has a well-earned reputation for uncompromising integrity and sound judgment.”
“I am both honored and excited to have the opportunity to return to public service by working for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in my home state,” said Daly. “I look forward to serving with the dedicated employees of the Office and the law enforcement agencies who have committed themselves to the cause of justice.”
The supervisory structure of the U.S. Attorney’s Office is in the process of transitioning from geographic supervision within the District’s three offices (New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford) to programmatic supervision. Today, U.S. Attorney Fein announced that Nora R. Dannehy will head the District’s new Financial Fraud and Public Corruption Unit. Ms. Dannehy has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Office since 1991, most recently serving as United States Attorney from 2008 to 2010. Significant matters handled by Ms. Dannehy during her time in the office include the prosecution of former Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland, his chief of staff and former Connecticut Treasurer Paul Silvester. Prior to her service with the Department of Justice, Ms. Dannehy was in private practice and, from 1986 to 1988, she served as a law clerk to Senior United States District Judge T. Emmet Clarie. Ms. Dannehy graduated from Wellesley College in 1983 and from Harvard Law School in 1986.
“Throughout her great tenure in the Office, Nora has specialized in complex white-collar and public corruption matters, so this new position is perfect for her,” stated U.S. Attorney Fein. “She will continue to lead many of the most important investigations and prosecutions in this office while also mentoring others who are pursuing these significant cases.”
Michael J. Gustafson has been named Chief of the Criminal Division, which is responsible for enforcing all federal criminal matters in Connecticut. Mr. Gustafson has been with the U.S. Attorney’s Office since 1997. He has most recently served as the Supervisor of the District’s Hartford Office; from 2004 to 2008, he was the Chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force. While with the Strike Force, Mr. Gustafson headed the investigation and prosecution of several members and associates of the Gambino Crime Family involved in criminal gambling and extortion activity in Fairfield County, and James Galante and several others involved in racketeering in the waste-hauling industry in Connecticut and eastern New York. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Gustafson was in private practice for eight years, and was a law clerk to both Senior United States District Judge T. Emmet Clarie and U.S. Magistrate Judge F. Owen Eagan. Mr. Gustafson is a 1983 graduate of Amherst College and a 1986 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law.
“Mike has had a distinguished career at the Office, prosecuting some of the most challenging cases while also distinguishing himself in supervisory roles” stated U.S. Attorney Fein. “I’m confident that Mike will bring the same energy, excellence and care to the Criminal Chief position that he has to supervising the Hartford office.”
Peter S. Jongbloed will serve as Executive Assistant United States Attorney, one of several senior supervisory positions in the Office. Mr. Jongbloed has been an Assistant United States Attorney since 1987, and has served in various supervisory positions, including Chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force, Supervisor of the New Haven Office and, most recently, as Chief of the Criminal Division. Mr. Jongbloed has prosecuted several significant organized crime, child exploitation and public corruption matters, including the prosecution of former Waterbury Mayor Philip Giordano. From 1985 to 1987, Mr. Jongbloed was a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Alan H. Nevas. Mr. Jongbloed graduated from Trinity College in 1980 and Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1985.
“Peter’s extensive prosecutorial experience, his expert management skills and his comprehensive knowledge of the District and the Justice Department make him ideally suited for this new role,” stated U.S. Attorney Fein. “In addition, Peter will lead a number of priority investigations for the Office.”
Sandra S. Glover has been named Chief of Appeals. Ms. Glover joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2004 as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and has been serving as the Office’s Deputy Appeals Chief. Prior to her time in the Office, Ms. Glover was in private practice and, from 2001 to 2002, she served as an appellate lawyer for the Environment & Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice. After receiving degrees from the University of Virginia in 1992, Duke University in 1993 and with highest honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 1997, Ms. Glover served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Richard A. Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the United States Supreme Court.
Ms. Glover replaces Appeals Chief William J. Nardini who, on August 1, will begin a two-year assignment as the Department of Justice Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy, where he will coordinate requests for extradition and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters between American and Italian legal authorities.
“The Office will miss Bill dearly, but we are incredibly fortunate that Sandy will lead our Appellate Unit,” stated U.S. Attorney Fein. “Over the last few years, Sandy has partnered with Bill in enhancing an already strong appellate unit. The advice she provides prosecutors and the briefs and arguments the appellate unit oversees are of the highest quality.”
Additional announcements are expected in the coming weeks.
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