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Sung-Hee Suh appointed to DOJ criminal division

Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell said Monday that Sung-Hee Suh has been appointed to serve as deputy assistant attorney general overseeing the appellate, capital case, and fraud sections of the Justice Department’s criminal division.

The DOJ’s FCPA unit is pat of the criminal division under the fraud section.

Suh spent 15 years at the law firm of Schulte Roth & Zabel as a partner in the white collar defense and compliance group. 

She handled FCPA, Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering, and economic sanctions violations, among others.

Before joining Schulte Roth, Suh served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York from 1994 to 1999.

“She successfully prosecuted the acting boss of the Gambino family and more than 60 other members and associates of organized crime families. She also obtained guilty verdicts against a former managing director of a major securities firm, an attorney, and an accountant for operating a Ponzi scheme,” the DOJ said.

Suh graduated Harvard/Radcliffe College and Harvard Law School. She also holds a masters degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

She clerked for Judge Robert L. Carter in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  

Assistant AG Caldwell said: “The Criminal Division continues to attract extraordinary talent both from within government and from the private sector.”


Richard L. Cassin is the publisher and editor of the FCPA Blog. He can be contacted here.

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