Nola B. Heller advises global financial institutions, multinational companies, boards, committees, and directors and officers in criminal and regulatory investigations by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Department of the Treasury, FINRA and State Attorneys General. A leading litigator with extensive experience, Nola defends clients in complex disputes from trial through appeal. Nola was recently named a 2018 Rising Star by the New York Law Journal and is recognized as a Local Litigation Star and as one of the Top 250 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation. She also serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Summer Associate Program, and a member of the Recruiting, Associate Development, and Insurance Committees.
Prior to joining Cahill, Nola served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. As Chief of the Violent and Organized Crime Unit, and prior to that Chief of the General Crimes Unit, she has prosecuted or supervised over 2,000 cases involving racketeering (RICO), securities fraud, money laundering, bank and wire fraud, tax fraud, health care fraud, and cybercrime, among other offenses. She also served as one of the Office's primary liaisons with various federal and state agencies, including the Department of Justice, other U.S. Attorney's Offices, District Attorney's Offices, and law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and IRS.