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 coordinated criminal prosecutions with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
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.
Pamela is recognized by Chambers USA 2012 as a top lawyer in litigation: "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 International Who's Who of Business Crime Defense Lawyers 2013 and was shortlisted as "Top US Female Litigator of the Year" in Chambers USA 2012 Women in Law awards.
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
Admitted: United States Supreme Court, 1989
J.D., cum laude, Fordham University School of Law, 1973
B.A., cum laude, Fordham College, 1970
'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