MEDIA ADVISORY: Kelly T. Currie Will Serve As The Acting United States Attorney For The Eastern District Of New York
Effective today, Kelly T. Currie will serve as the acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. In that capacity, he is responsible for overseeing all federal criminal and civil investigations and cases in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. Mr. Currie supervises a staff of approximately 170 attorneys and 129 support personnel. Most recently, Mr. Currie served as First Assistant United States Attorney in this Office.
Mr. Currie returned to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in November 2014 after four years at the law firm Crowell & Moring, LLP. While in private practice, he represented corporations and individuals in white collar criminal defense matters, enforcement actions, corporate internal investigations, and complex civil litigation.
Prior to joining the law firm, Mr. Currie served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office from 1999-2010, including as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division and Chief of the Violent Crimes & Terrorism Section. Mr. Currie led investigations and prosecutions of a wide range of crimes, including racketeering, international terrorism, securities and wire fraud, money laundering, and murder. He tried 15 cases to verdict and argued over a dozen appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. As Chief of the Violent Crimes and Terrorism Section, Mr. Currie led teams of prosecutors in bringing nationally-recognized terrorism and national security prosecutions, and RICO prosecutions against violent gang members. He also obtained a trial conviction in the prosecution of the head of securities lending at a major Wall Street investment bank for securities fraud and money laundering.
Mr. Currie joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office after working as an associate at the law firm of Rogers & Wells, LLP. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Currie served as a senior advisor to former United States Senator George J. Mitchell, who chaired the political negotiations in Northern Ireland that led to the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.
Mr. Currie graduated from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce in 1986, and the University of Virginia School of Law in 1993.