Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Announces Former Assistant Attorney General Desiree Cummings Has Joined the Firm’s Manhattan Office

January 9, 2020

Desiree Cummings has joined Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP as Of Counsel. Ms. Cummings previously served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Investor Protection Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s Office from 2012 until the end of 2019. Ms. Cummings was a key member of the NYAG’s prosecution of JP Morgan Chase for its marketing, sale, and issuance of toxic residential mortgage-backed securities, resulting in a recovery of $1 billion for the State of New York. She also led other noteworthy securities prosecutions for the State of New York, including the civil investigation of the perpetrator of a Ponzi scheme that resulted in a 28-count criminal indictment and conviction by the NYAG’s Criminal Enforcement and Financial Crimes Bureau.

Before joining the New York Attorney General’s Office, Ms. Cummings practiced law with prominent defense firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Ms. Cummings is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and Binghamton University.

Robbins Geller partner Sam Rudman noted: “We’re excited to have another first-class lawyer like Desiree join our expanding Manhattan office.”

In the Firm’s Manhattan office, Ms. Cummings joins Chad Johnson and Noam Mandel, both of whom joined Robbins Geller from Quinn Emanuel in July 2019, where Mr. Johnson led Quinn Emanuel’s Institutional Investor Practice Group.

“I am proud to join Robbins Geller, where I can make use of the skills I honed as a securities fraud prosecutor in the New York Attorney General’s Office, and before that, as a defense attorney with Paul, Weiss,” said Ms. Cummings.

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP is one of the world’s leading complex litigation firms representing plaintiffs in securities fraud, antitrust, corporate mergers and acquisitions, consumer and insurance fraud, multi-district litigation, and whistleblower protection cases.  With 200 lawyers in 9 offices, Robbins Geller has obtained many of the largest securities, antitrust, and consumer class action recoveries in history, recovering tens of billions of dollars for victims of fraud and corporate wrongdoing.  Robbins Geller attorneys are consistently recognized by courts, professional organizations, and the media as leading lawyers in their fields of practice.  Please visit rgrdlaw.com for more information.


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