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UNITED STATES ATTORNEY JOINS ROGERS & WELLS CONTINUING GROWTH OF FIRM'S WHITE COLLAR CRIME DEFENSE AND SECURITIES LITIGATION PRACTICE GROUPS

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY JOINS ROGERS & WELLS CONTINUING GROWTH OF FIRM'S

WHITE COLLAR CRIME DEFENSE AND SECURITIES LITIGATION PRACTICE GROUPS
 NEW YORK, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- John K. Carroll, most recently the chief of Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force in the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, joined the international law firm of Rogers & Wells as partner in the New York office, it was announced. Mr. Carroll brings to the firm's White Collar Crime Defense and Securities Litigation Practice Groups years of experience as lead counsel in the most prominent Wall Street fraud cases of the 1980s and 1990s.
 For the past two years, Mr. Carroll, who is 37, served as task force chief. During his tenure, he supervised the government investigation into the trading of government bonds by Salomon Brothers Inc. In addition, he served as co-lead counsel in United States v. Michael R. Milken, United States v. Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc. and United States v. Ivan F. Boesky (sentencing phase).
 Mr. Carroll was awarded the John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement by the United States Department of Justice in 1990.
 Prior to heading up the Securities & Commodities Fraud Task Force, Mr. Carroll was assistant chief in the U.S. Attorney's Office Narcotics Unit. Mr. Carroll has tried criminal jury cases and argued appeals involving racketeering, organized crime, money laundering, narcotics and conspiracy.
 Mr. Carroll received a B.A. in English in 1977 from Yale University and a J.D. in 1980 from New York University School of Law, where he was a member of Law Review. He clerked for the Honorable Richard Owen, United States District Court, Southern District of New York.
 Rogers & Wells' White Collar Crime Defense Practice Group provides financial services, corporate and individual clients with a team of litigators with a broad perspective and decades of experience defending jury trials and responding to government investigations. Recently, the group also focused on assisting clients in establishing internal criminal detection programs, in light of the new federal sentencing guidelines rewarding such measures.
 Mr. Carroll joins Mark F. Pomerantz, chairman of Rogers & Wells' eight-attorney White Collar Defense Group. Mr. Pomerantz is himself a former federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he headed the Appellate Section. Mr. Carroll also joins Whitney Adams, based in the firm's Washington office, who is a widely recognized authority on the Bank Secrecy, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Control Acts and presently serves as chairwoman of the White Collar Crime Committee of the American Bar Association. Warren L. Feldman, another member of the group, focuses on defending cases involving civil and criminal RICO, bank fraud, extortion, money laundering, tax evasion civil forfeiture and professional discipline.
 Mr. Carroll also brings extensive depth to Rogers & Wells' Securities Litigation Practice Group. Rogers & Wells' litigators have handled some America's most significant securities cases, including numerous major complex class actions under the 1933 and 1934 Securities Acts, suits alleging excessive management fees under the Investment Company Act of 1940, cases involving industry-wide policy issues before the Supreme Court, and one of the few Blue Sky class actions tried to a jury verdict.
 Rogers & Wells is an international law firm of 320 attorneys with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Paris, London and Frankfurt.
 Please note the firm's new Washington address, telephone and facsimile numbers, effective Oct. 12:
 607 14th Street, N.W.,
 Washington, D.C. 20005-2011
 Telephone: 202-434-0700
 Facsimile: 202-434-0800
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 /CONTACT: Thomas Phillips, 212-880-5618, or Jolie Goldstein, 212-878-8099, both of Rogers & Wells/ CO: Rogers & Wells ST: New York IN: SU: PER


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