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U.S. attorney hires prosecutors for terrorism, financial fraud units

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, has hired Lynn E. Haaland and Jasmine Yoon to be Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Terrorism and National Security Unit and the Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Unit, respectively, for the Alexandria Division.
           
            Although new to the Alexandria Division, Haaland has more than seven years experience as a federal prosecutor. Previously, Haaland was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia, where she prosecuted national security, homicide, firearms, narcotics, and sex offense and domestic violence cases.

            “The Eastern District of Virginia has long played a leading role in protecting national security,” said U.S. Attorney MacBride. “Lynn has the experience and the relationships with law enforcement in the D.C. area to build on this tradition for this office.”

            Before becoming a prosecutor, Haaland was a legal officer at the United Nations, a staff attorney for the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland, and represented clients in international litigation as an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in New York and White & Case in Paris, France. She began her career in litigation at Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand (now DLA Piper) in Washington, D.C. Haaland received her juris doctorate from the George Washington University’s National Law Center. She received her bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from Princeton University.

            Yoon joins an expanding Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Unit, which has grown by 50 percent since September 2009.

            “My office has taken a number of steps this past year to become very aggressive in fighting financial fraud, including hiring additional prosecutors,” said U.S. Attorney MacBride. “Jasmine not only has extensive white-collar experience handling complex cases, she also knows this court as well as many of our seasoned prosecutors. We’re looking to her and others to help build the financial fraud caseload in Alexandria.”

Yoon spent three years as a white collar and securities litigation group associate at Crowell & Moring, LLP, in Washington, D.C., where she was named Pro Bono Associate of the Year. During private practice, Yoon assisted with multiple internal investigations and represented clients before the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Yoon clerked for United States District Judge James C. Cacheris in Alexandria, Va., and spent a year with the Buckingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office during law school. Yoon received her juris doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. She received her bachelor’s degree in international business and culture from the University of Virginia, where she was named a Jefferson Scholar.

 

 

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