DENVER, November 4, 2019 — Arnold & Porter announced today that Suneeta Hazra has joined the firm's White Collar Defense and Complex Litigation practices as a partner. She will be resident in the firm's Denver office.
Ms. Hazra spent nearly 20 years at the United States Attorney's Office in Colorado, most recently serving as Chief of the Criminal Division. She has significant trial experience handling complex fraud cases, including securities, healthcare, and bank fraud, as well as crimes involving tax and export-control violations. During her tenure at the US Attorney's Office, Ms. Hazra held a number of other senior positions, including Chief of the Economic Crimes Section and Chief of the Major Crimes Section. In 2016, she received the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award and also has been awarded the USAO award for excellence and an EPA medal for Commendable Service for successful prosecution of an environmental case of first impression.
Timothy Macdonald, head of Arnold & Porter's Denver office, said: "Suneeta built a stellar reputation as a top trial lawyer at the US Attorney's Office. She has handled more than 35 jury trials involving complex fraud, tax, and export-control, among others, and has extensive experience with government investigations. Suneeta's substantial trial and investigations experience will be invaluable for our clients confronting complex governmental inquiries and other challenges. Her experience in the Colorado public sector and the DOJ will help build upon the firm's existing capabilities both in Denver and nationwide."
"I am excited to be joining Arnold & Porter's roster of talented and experienced lawyers in its White Collar Defense and Complex Litigation practices. I look forward to joining the firm, and contributing to its proven ability to navigate difficult and complicated litigation matters for its diverse range of clients," said Ms. Hazra.
Before joining the US Attorney's Office in Denver, Ms. Hazra served as a trial attorney in the Division of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs at the US Justice Department in Washington, DC, and was in private practice. She began her career as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr., of the Eastern District of Virginia.
Ms. Hazra earned her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and received her BA, with distinction, from Yale University.