Parvin Moyne represents individuals and corporations in a wide variety of government and regulatory investigations, as well as in white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation matters.
Practice & Background
Ms. Moyne has extensive experience representing corporations and their key executives in matters arising from allegations of securities and commodities fraud, such as market manipulation, insider trading, investment advisor fraud, accounting fraud, wire and mail fraud and tax fraud, and from allegations of public corruption, money laundering, mortgage fraud, and violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), consumer privacy statutes, and sanctions laws. Many of her clients are based outside of the United States.
Prior to joining Akin Gump in 2015, Ms. Moyne had a nearly decade-long tenure as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York in the elite Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. During her tenure there, Ms. Moyne was lead counsel in more than 100 investigations and prosecutions, tried 10 federal criminal jury trials in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and briefed and argued more than 10 appeals before the 2nd Circuit. She also supervised junior prosecutors in four federal criminal trials. Additionally, she coordinated investigations and prosecutions with numerous law enforcement and regulatory agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Department of Labor, New York State Attorney General’s Office and the Manhattan and Bronx District Attorney’s Offices.
Prior to her tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Moyne was law clerk to the Honorable Dennis Jacobs, then the Chief Judge of the 2nd Circuit, for whom she drafted bench memoranda, judicial opinions and summary orders.
Ms. Moyne received her J.D. magna cum laude from the New York University School of Law, where she earned membership in the Order of the Coif and served as editor-in-chief of the New York University Law Review.
Ms. Moyne’s recent engagements include:
- representing three individuals in an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the New York State Department of Financial Services, the District Attorney’s Office for New York County and the Federal Reserve into transactions with entities associated with sanctioned countries, including Iran and Cuba
- representing a large corporation in response to a subpoena served by the New Jersey Attorney General in a consumer privacy
- conducting an internal investigation on behalf of a Fortune 100 company into alleged financial irregularities
- representing a major investment advisor in a wide-spanning SEC investigation regarding a variety of conflicts of interest, stemming from a regulatory examination
- representing an individual in a public corruption investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
- representing three individuals in an investigation by the SEC and Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding earnings management and accounting issues
- representing an individual in an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California and the Internal Revenue Service related to tax and money laundering allegations
- representing an individual in an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York relating to tax and wire fraud
- representing an individual in a FCPA investigation by the Fraud Section of the DOJ and the SEC
- representing an individual in an investigation by the New York Department of Financial Services and SIGTARP regarding mortgage originations
- representing seven individuals in an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York regarding an alternative investment product
- representing an individual and his company in a civil dispute regarding title to personal property.
- Member, New York City Bar Association, Federal Courts Committee (2014)
Awards and Accolades
- Recipient of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Award of Excellence
- New York Super Lawyers, Rising Star Criminal Defense: White Collar (2017)
- Participated in a panel at an In-House CLE program titled “Energy Enforcement Seminar,” October 2016
- Moderated a panel at the Practising Law Institute’s full-day CLE titled “White Collar Crime: Prosecutors and Regulators Speak,” September 2016
- Moderated a panel at the HFM Operational Leaders Summit US 2016 titled “SEC – Assessing Current Priorites,” June 2016
- Participated in a panel at an in-house CLE program titled “Internal Investigations Under the Yates Memo: Best Practices and Ethical Considerations,” May 2016
- “A Day in the Life: Women in Big Law,” NYU Law Women, New York, New York, April 2016
- “Compliance Challenges: What Keeps In-House Counsel Up at Night,” Corporate Counsel Symposium, New York, New York, December 2015
- Moderated a panel at the C5 Economic Sanctions & Financial Crime Conference, London, UK, November 2015