Nathan Reilly

Of Counsel | New York | (212) 336-4080
(212) 336-4080

Nathan Reilly is a member of the firm’s Investigations + White Collar Defense practice group and its State + Local Government Enforcement team. As a former federal and state prosecutor, Nathan is uniquely situated to assist clients in navigating parallel investigations by multiple law enforcement agencies. Nathan has vast experience working on federal and state investigations and enforcement actions involving allegations of public corruption, bribery, anti‑money laundering violations, financial crime, cybercrime, and national security-related issues, among others.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Nathan served in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), most recently as senior litigation counsel in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY). Nathan also served as chief of the Public Integrity Section for EDNY.

In those roles, he supervised more than a dozen federal prosecutors, agents, and staff in investigations and prosecutions of corruption and fraud by elected and appointed officials, government contractors, and public sector employees. Nathan also oversaw various transnational investigations into potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), and anti-money laundering (AML) statutes. He also led EDNY’s coordination with numerous law enforcement partners, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the DOJ’s Public Integrity Section and the Office of the Special Counsel in Washington, D.C. He received the 2017 DOJ Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Nathan also served in the Office of the New York State Governor as Special Assistant to the Secretary to the Governor where he drafted legislative and policy initiatives and served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the New York State Attorney General.

Nathan earned his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University. Nathan clerked for the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Representative Experience

  • A matter involving a sitting member of Congress who was criminally charged for tax fraud, perjury, and obstruction of justice.
  • A matter involving a sitting state senator who was criminally charged for embezzlement and fraud against a healthcare charity.
  • A matter involving a high-level, outside advisor to a presidential campaign and presidential administration who was charged, along with others, with acting as unregistered agents of a foreign government to influence U.S. policies and politics.
  • A matter involving a senior staff person to a member of the New York Assembly charged with wire fraud for theft of campaign funds.
  • A matter involving employees of a publicly traded utility company charged as a result of participation in a wide-ranging bribery scheme aimed at securing commercial contracts, which involved hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged bribes and tens of millions of dollars in contracts.
  • A matter involving a three-week trial regarding four defendants accused of an international wire fraud and money laundering scheme involving $36 million dollars.
  • A matter involving 20 defendants who were criminally charged for participation in a bribery scheme involving government employees.
  • A matter involving a presidential appointee who was charged in a cyber-harassment case. The matter ultimately resulted in a presidential pardon.
  • Several matters involving alleged violations of the FCPA, FARA, BSA, and AML statues.
  • Several matters involving international narcotics dealers who faced extradition in connection with criminal money laundering charges.
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