The Civil Division represents the interests of the United States and its agencies in all civil litigation at trial and on appeal in the Southern District of New York. Its caseload is challenging and diverse. Civil Division Assistants investigate and prosecute health care fraud, mortgage fraud, and labor racketeering cases, while also enforcing federal civil rights laws, environmental laws, and tax laws. Civil Division Assistants also represent federal agencies including the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Defense, and the Department of the Treasury.
The Criminal Division prosecutes individuals and entities that violate federal law, overseeing some of the most complex and wide-ranging criminal cases brought in federal courts. The Division investigates and prosecutes crimes, including: financial and securities fraud; domestic, international, and narco-terrorism; cyber crime; international and traditional organized crime; RICO enterprises; international drug cartels; domestic drug trafficking organizations; violent street gangs; public corruption at the local, state and national level; tax evasion and fraud; sex trafficking; credit card fraud; identity theft; and, immigration fraud. The Division also handles complex and highly significant asset forfeiture matters. Within the Criminal Division, the White Plains Division investigates and prosecutes violations of federal law occurring primarily in Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, and Sullivan Counties.