Serina Vash

Managing Partner

Herman Jones LLP

Serina M. Vash, Executive Director, GRC and General Counsel RANE (Risk Assistance Network + Exchange) Serina Vash joined RANE in September 2017 as the Executive Director of GRC and the firm’s General Counsel. Prior to joining RANE, Vash was the first Executive Director of NYU School of Law’s Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement. Hired by NYU in 2014, Vash developed the fledgling program into a leading law and policy program, dedicated to developing a richer and deeper understanding of the causes of corporate misconduct and the nature of effective enforcement and compliance. Her academic research and writing focuses on behavioral ethics and she speaks regularly on behavioral ethics, compliance, law enforcement policy, risk management, cybersecurity and corporate criminal investigations. Before joining NYU, Vash served for twelve years in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Vash supervised and prosecuted a wide range of federal crimes, including cases involving securities fraud, money laundering, structuring, organized crime and racketeering, cybercrime, national security, and other financial frauds. In 2010, Vash was named the first-ever Chief of the Office’s General Crimes Unit. In that role, Vash developed and implemented a didactic curriculum for training all new AUSAs hired in the district. Vash also served as Acting Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, Senior Litigation Counsel in both the Organized Crime/Gang Unit and the National Security Unit, and a member of the Office’s Trial Mentorship Program. Prior to becoming an Assistant United States Attorney in 2002, Vash was a litigation associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel in New York from 1995 to 1999. From 1999 to 2001, Vash served as the first law clerk to the Honorable Faith S. Hochberg of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Vash graduated in 1992 from Duke University and graduated cum laude in 1995 from St. John’s University School of Law, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. She is a member of the Bars of the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the District of New Jersey, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York and the United States Supreme Court.

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