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Joon H. Kim
Deputy U.S. Attorney

Joon H. Kim is the Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.  He was promoted to Deputy U.S. Attorney in July 2015, after serving as the Chief of the Criminal Division since July 2014.  From April 2013 to July 2014, Mr. Kim was the Chief Counsel to the U.S. Attorney.

Mr. Kim first joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in 2000, where, as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he investigated and prosecuted a wide range of federal crimes, including racketeering, murder, money laundering, securities fraud, firearms and narcotics offenses, tax evasion, and terrorism. He spent his last four years in the Office in the Organized Crime and Terrorism Unit, prosecuting violent organized crime syndicates, including Asian gangs and the Mafia.  During his tenure, Mr. Kim convicted a number of high-ranking organized crime figures, including Peter Gotti, then Boss of the Gambino Family, for conspiring to kill Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano. From 2006 to 2013, Mr. Kim worked at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he was a partner in the litigation and enforcement group, focusing on white-collar criminal defense and regulatory enforcement, as well as commercial civil litigation and international arbitration.

Mr. Kim graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 1993 and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1996. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum of the Southern District of New York.

Daniel Stein
Chief, Criminal Division

Daniel L. Stein is the Chief of the Criminal Division for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.  He assumed that role in July 2015, after serving as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Attorney since July 2014. 

Mr. Stein first joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in 2003, where, as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he investigated and prosecuted cases involving a wide range of federal crimes.  From 2009 to 2011, he served as chief of the Office’s Public Corruption Unit, where he oversaw many significant criminal public corruption matters, including prosecutions of numerous New York State and New York City officials, as well as the cases arising out of the massive CityTime fraud.  From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Stein was a partner in the Litigation Department of Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP, where his practice focused on on white-collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement and complex civil litigation.

Mr. Stein graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University in 1996 and received his law degree Yale Law School in 1999. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Leonard B. Sand of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Jeffrey Oestericher
Chief, Civil Division

 

Updated July 15, 2016