Kelley Drye Adds Veteran Prosecutor Sandra Musumeci, Strengthening White Collar Litigation Capabilities

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP announced that Sandra Musumeci, former Deputy Inspector General at the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and an Assistant District Attorney, Criminal Court Supervisor, at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, has joined the firm as a partner in the White Collar, Investigations and Compliance Practice Group.

Sandy served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office under Robert M. Morgenthau. As a prosecutor, Sandy tried 18 criminal jury trials, including two homicides, and conducted scores of pre-trial hearings and grand jury presentations.

Sandy concentrates her practice on white collar criminal defense, corporate counseling, and commercial litigation. She represents companies, individuals, educational institutions, and not-for-profit organizations in matters including government, internal and Title IX investigations, regulatory inquiries, business disputes, defamation claims, and class action defense. Her clients have included corporations looking to uncover and remediate staff misconduct, organizations managing crises and responding to media fallout, and colleges and universities defending their processes in discrimination and Title IX litigations. She also has experience in the evolving cryptocurrency market.

We are proud to offer Sandy’s unique perspective and strategic counsel to Kelley Drye clients, who will benefit from her prior experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney, working in both the criminal and civil contexts,” said Rob Steiner, New York Office Managing Partner. Her addition deepens our bench strength of experienced trial lawyers and further enhances our ability to advise clients in internal investigations and help them respond strategically to law enforcement inquiries.”
Sandy previously helped to create and run the OIG-NYPD for the City of New York’s Department of Investigation. As Deputy Inspector General, she developed protocols and managed a staff of investigators, analysts, attorneys, and auditors to investigate, evaluate, and issue reports and recommendations about NYPD’s policies and operations, all amidst the competing voices of community advocates, unions, City government, and the media.

I’m excited to join Kelley Drye in part because of its national presence and strong New York roots,” said Sandy. The firm’s deep litigation bench and assorted complementary practice areas provide opportunity for me to help my clients with a broader array of legal and business needs.”

Sandy received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, and her A.B., magna cum laude from Princeton University, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

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