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U.S. Attorney Damian Williams Announces The Selection Of Deputy U.S. Attorney And Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today the selection of Edward Y. Kim as Deputy U.S. Attorney and Lillian Evans as Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, as well as the departure of Andrea Griswold, Deputy U.S. Attorney, and Neil M. Corwin, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Since February 2024, Mr. Kim has served as the Chief Counsel to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.  Mr. Kim was previously an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Office from 2008 to 2017, serving in the Criminal Division.  From 2015 to 2016, Mr. Kim was Chief of the General Crimes Unit, and from 2016 to 2017, he was Chief of the Complex Frauds and Cybercrime Unit.  During his tenure, Mr. Kim twice received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award.  He also received the Assistant Attorney General’s Exceptional Service Award and was named a prosecutor of the year by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation.  From 2017 to 2024, Mr. Kim was a partner at Krieger Kim & Lewin LLP, a firm which he co-founded, where he represented individuals and entities in white collar criminal and regulatory matters.  Mr. Kim graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1998 and cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2004.  Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Kim served as a law clerk to the Honorable Naomi Reice Buchwald of the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York.

Ms. Evans joins the Office from the New York City Law Department, where she has worked since 2012.  Since 2021, she has served as that office’s Director of Legal Recruitment, in which capacity she has overseen recruiting, hiring, and career counseling.  Ms. Evans graduated from the University of Michigan in 2005 and from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2011. 

In making these selections, U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said: “I am pleased to appoint Ed Kim as Deputy United States Attorney.  Ed’s intellect and leadership have already been invaluable to the Office, and I look forward to benefiting from his wise counsel as the newest Deputy.  Lillian Evans’s impressive work in recruiting, hiring, and career counseling at the New York City Law Department makes her an ideal person to continue the uniquely important role of staffing this Office with the most talented lawyers in the country.  Lillian has big shoes to fill, and I commend and thank Neil Corwin for his remarkable tenure in this Office and wish him well in retirement. Neil’s reputation for combining excellence and kindness is reflected in the many AUSAs and interns he has recruited and mentored. Lastly, I want to thank Andrea Griswold for her service to this Office. Having worked side-by-side with Andrea for nearly a decade, I know Andrea to be a relentless investigator, a talented trial lawyer, and a strategic counselor and leader with excellent judgement. Andrea is a generational talent.  I will miss her dearly.” 


Nicholas Biase, Lauren Scarff, Shelby Wratchford
(212) 637-2600

Updated June 3, 2024

Office and Personnel Updates
Press Release Number: 24-190