Lorin Reisner

Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Lorin L. Reisner is a partner in the litigation department and Co-Chair of the firm’s White Collar and Regulatory Defense Practice. He has more than twenty years of experience representing companies, boards of directors and senior executives in a broad range of litigation and related matters. He previously served as a federal prosecutor and senior Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement official. Lorin’s practice emphasizes white collar matters, government investigations and complex business litigation.

From January 2012 through June 2014, Lorin served as Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he supervised the investigation and prosecution of federal crimes by a team of more than 160 Assistant U.S. Attorneys. The areas under his supervision included securities and commodities fraud, complex fraud and cybercrime, public corruption, terrorism and violent crime.

From 2009 until his appointment as Chief of the Criminal Division, Lorin served as the Deputy Director of the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In that position, he helped set enforcement priorities, supervised the work of the Division's more than 900 investigative professionals nationwide, made enforcement recommendations to the Commission and oversaw the trial and related litigation activity of the Enforcement Division. While at the SEC, Lorin helped oversee and implement the most significant reorganization of the Enforcement Division in more than thirty years and helped lead the Commission's most significant enforcement matters.

Lorin is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading lawyers in connection with government investigations. His earlier government service also included serving as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1990-1994, where he investigated and prosecuted financial crimes, public corruption and racketeering crimes. As an AUSA, Lorin received the Department of Justice's Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney.