Margery Feinzig '89 Appointed Managing Director of Guidepost Solutions LLC
From Guidepost Solutions:
Guidepost Solutions LLC, announced the appointment of Margery B. Feinzig as Managing Director in the New York office. Ms. Feinzig, who has a distinguished background as a lawyer prosecuting and investigating a wide variety of criminal matters, will manage complex investigations, serve as a corporate integrity monitor, and help companies and their counsel design, implement, and oversee compliance policies, procedures, and controls.
"There's a new activism among law enforcement and regulators, which has raised the bar for organizations of all types to evaluate and manage risk more effectively in an environment where there is little margin for error," said Andrew O'Connell, CEO of Guidepost Solutions. "We've been at the forefront of helping clients investigate complex matters and improve their compliance standards, practices, and performance. Margery's experience as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, and as a lawyer at one of the premier law firms in the world, will make her a trusted advisor to corporate officers and boards and their counsel on matters of investigation and compliance."
"We see both the challenges and the opportunities for organizations facing compliance risk," said Ms. Feinzig. "We can help our clients manage that risk in a proactive, disciplined and thoughtful way, which means enabling them to preserve valuable corporate assets."
Prior to joining Guidepost, Ms. Feinzig was Senior Trial Counsel for the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York, where she pursued complex fraud and public corruption investigations and prosecutions. In addition, she consulted on a variety of investigative and trial strategy issues, including training junior Assistant United States Attorneys on investigative strategies and trial related tactics.
Previously Ms. Feinzig was Chief of the White Plains Division, where she managed 12 attorneys and 14 staff members and supervised the investigation and prosecution of a broad spectrum of federal criminal offenses, including corporate fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, public corruption, money laundering, racketeering, murder and narcotics trafficking. Prior to becoming Chief, Ms. Feinzig was an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in Manhattan and White Plains. As an AUSA, she investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of criminal matters. Some of the cases Ms. Feinzig investigated and prosecuted include U.S. v. Israel (involving the Bayou hedge funds), U.S. v. Backus (involving a scheme to defraud PepsiCo), and U.S. v. Samet.
Ms. Feinzig received two distinguished honors from the Department of Justice as an AUSA. The first was a Director's Award for Superior Performance in 2003. The second was a John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement for Asset Forfeiture in 2007.
From 1989 to 1993, Ms. Feinzig was an associate with Cravath, Swaine & Moore where she gained experience working on complex civil litigation matters including contract, securities, shareholder litigation, anti-trust, civil RICO, and fraud claims.
Ms. Feinzig graduated, cum laude, from Tufts University and received her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.