Christine D’Auria Named Prosecutor of the Year by the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, New England Chapter
Boston-based litigation & enforcement associate Christine D’Auria has been selected as the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) New England Chapter’s Prosecutor of the Year. IAFCI recognizes individuals each year for their outstanding contribution to combatting financial crime. Ms. D’Auria recently completed a seven-month rotation in the office of the Middlesex County District Attorney, and is being recognized for her work prosecuting a financial fraud operation during that time. As the solo prosecutor on a four-day jury trial where defendants were charged with multiple counts of larceny by single scheme and other banking fraud crimes, Ms. D’Auria argued multiple motions in limine and proved the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ case with eight law enforcement and banking institution witnesses and over 40 exhibits. The jury ultimately returned multiple guilty verdicts and one defendant was sentenced to 20 months in the House of Correction.
At Ropes & Gray, Ms. D’Auria advises clients on an array of complex commercial litigation matters, including excessive fee claims brought against investment management firms, multi-district litigation and state-coordinated actions against pharmaceutical manufacturers in connection with the sale and distribution of prescription opioid products, and class actions involving price fixing allegations. She has also advised a range of companies regarding corporate risk, guiding clients through anti-corruption risk assessments and due diligence, as well as SEC enforcement matters.
Ms. D’Auria will be presented with the IAFCI award at a luncheon in Cambridge on December 6. Ropes & Gray congratulates Ms. D’Auria and applauds her outstanding prosecutorial work during this special public service assignment.