Gina Parlovecchio is a partner in Mayer Brown's New York office and a member of the global White Collar Defense & Compliance and Regulatory & Investigations practices. Previously, she was an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), where she served as the chief of the office’s International Narcotics and Money Laundering Section (INMLS).
As a federal prosecutor for more than a decade, Gina has investigated, prosecuted and tried some of the EDNY’s most complex, sensitive and high-profile cases across a wide spectrum of subject matters, including international money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act violations, mail and wire fraud, tax fraud, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) violations, pharmaceutical regulatory compliance, bribery, international public corruption and Medicare fraud, among other areas. She has tried a dozen criminal trials to verdict, including serving as lead trial counsel in the EDNY’s recent prosecution of one of the world’s largest drug kingpins, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera. She has also argued criminal appeals before the Second Circuit. Before becoming the chief of INMLS, she served as the INMLS deputy chief and co-chief of the Anti-Money Laundering Strike Force. She previously served in the office’s Organized Crime and Racketeering Section and General Crimes Section, and played a critical role in building the office’s money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act practice.
Gina has received numerous awards throughout her career. She is a recipient of the 2014 National Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Award for outstanding investigation for her work on “Operation What’s Up Doc,” which resulted in the prosecution of over 50 members of an international drug trafficking and money laundering organization. In 2019, she received the Attorney General’s David Margolis Award for Exceptional Service, which is the Department of Justice’s highest award for employee performance. She also received the True American Hero Award by the Federal Drug Agents Foundation in 2016 and 2019, and the 2019 Federal Law Enforcement Foundation Federal Prosecutor Award.
Before becoming an AUSA, Gina worked on significant securities, commercial, patent, employment litigation and appellate matters at a large national law firm. Earlier in her career, she clerked for the Honorable Edith Brown Clement of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She earned a JD from Cornell Law School where she was a member of the Editorial Board of the Cornell Law Review.