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Former Federal Prosecutor Cory Flashner Joins Mintz

Mintz is pleased to announce that Cory S. Flashner—a prominent white collar defense attorney and former federal and state prosecutor—has joined the firm as a Member. Mr. Flashner’s practice encompasses representing individuals and companies in investigations and enforcement actions related to financial laws and advising them on compliance. He has particular experience with securities laws, anti-money laundering laws and regulations and primarily serves clients in the financial services sector.

Prior to joining Mintz, Mr. Flashner was a vice president and the regional head of the anti-money laundering (AML) division for North America at a Boston-based global systemically important bank (G-SIB). His work encompassed supervising more than two dozen compliance professionals and providing oversight and guidance to the company’s North American business units on AML regulations, the Bank Secrecy Act, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations. In addition, he negotiated and resolved matters before federal, state, and international regulatory bodies including FINRA, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and the Federal Reserve Bank.

“We are thrilled about Cory’s decision to join our firm, which reflects our continuing growth in areas of strategic importance to our clients,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz. “His wide-ranging experience will help us expand our top-tier white collar practice in Boston, as well as nationally, and augments our ability to advise all types of clients in the financial sector on regulatory and enforcement issues.”

Between 2010 and 2016, Mr. Flashner served as an Assistant US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, where he investigated and indicted one of the largest pyramid schemes ever prosecuted by the US Department of Justice involving investors in 240 countries and over $3 billion in losses. Earlier, he worked in the homicide and senior trial units of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, handling all aspects of homicide and high-profile felony cases. In addition to his extensive trial court and grand jury work, Mr. Flashner argued before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and succeeded in persuading the court to adopt the doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Superior Court Prosecutor Award from the Suffolk County DA’s Office.  

Before becoming a federal prosecutor, Mr. Flashner worked as a litigation associate at a Vermont-based insurance defense and workers’ compensation firm. He began his career as a staff attorney at the New York Police Department in the Legal Bureau’s Civil Enforcement Unit.

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