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  Pamela Chepiga


New York

Pamela specializes in regulatory, civil and criminal litigation in the financial services area. Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Pamela was the founding Director of the Securities Arbitration Clinic at Fordham University School of Law. Previous to that position, she was a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. From 1982 to 1984, she served as the Chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force in the United States Attorney's Office of the Southern District of New York. While there, she specialized in white collar criminal prosecutions, headed the unit in charge of prosecuting all securities and commodities cases, and she coordinated criminal prosecutions with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Pamela is recognized by Chambers USA as a top lawyer in litigation:

"A balanced, thoughtful person who brings strategic thinking and always does a good job."

"'Very thorough, thoughtful and creative, ' Pamela Chepiga is widely recognized as 'a very significant presence in the white-collar world'."

"Sources note that she is ‘very respected and does a great job for her clients'."

"Pamela Chepiga is a highly regarded senior partner at the firm, and is noted for her expertise in both general commercial litigation and white-collar criminal investigations. Sources particularly highlight her 'very good and very creative' approach, and praise her as a 'forceful and zealous advocate.'

"Pamela Rogers Chepiga is an experienced litigator with strong expertise in the white-collar criminal litigation space. She is respected in the market and sources state that it is 'terrific working with her on a case.'"

Pamela is also distinguished as a leading practitioner in the Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence 2015, in the 2016 New York City Best Lawyers® in the field of Criminal Defense: White-Collar, in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2014 in the field of Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Euromoney's 2014 Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law for White Collar Crime, and was shortlisted as "Top U.S. Female Litigator of the Year" in the Chambers USA 2013 and 2012 Women in Law awards.

Pamela has taught in trial advocacy programs at Harvard Law School, Hofstra Law School, Cardozo Law School and the New York City Corporation Counsel's Office. She has also lectured extensively on insider trading, white collar crime, and the RICO statute.

Professional qualifications

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 1974

Admitted: United States District Courts

Southern District of New York, 1974 

Eastern District of New York, 1974

Admitted: United States Court of Appeals 

Second Circuit, 1974

District of Columbia Circuit, 2005

Fifth Circuit, 2013

Admitted: United States Supreme Court, 1989

Academic qualifications

J.D., cum laude, Fordham University School of Law, 1973

B.A., cum laude, Fordham College, 1970

Published work

'Trends in Global Securities Litigation: Developments in F-Cubed Litigation,' Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation Vol. 42 No. 11 June 3, 2009, with Lanier Saperstein

'Receivers and the In Pari Delicto Doctrine,' New York Law Journal, July 9, 2007, with Lanier Saperstein

'Available in America: Punitive Damages in Arbitration,' International Arbitration Law Review, Vol. 7 Issue 4, August 2004, with Andrew Matheson

'Getting to Know the UK's Revamped Regulatory System,' New York Law Journal, November 17, 2003, with Andrew Rhys Davies and Jason Mansell

'Identity Crisis: The SEC and the FSA have contrasting roles to play in reducing financial crime and the FSA's difficulties as both regulator and prosecutor,'  The Lawyer, October 6, 2003, with Jason Mansell

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