Raymond J. Lohier Jr. ’91 and Miriam E. Rocah ’97 have both been promoted at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Lohier is the new chief of the Criminal Division’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, while Rocah will be the chief of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime Unit.

Most recently the deputy chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, Lohier joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where he has also been chief and deputy chief of the Narcotics Unit, in 2000. Prior to joining the office, he worked as a senior trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division in Washington, D.C. A former clerk for U.S. District Judge Robert P. Patterson in the Southern District of New York, Lohier was also an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York. Lohier was recently part of the team prosecuting lawyer Marc Dreier, who pled guilty to securities fraud totaling $400 million in investor and client losses, and was sentenced last month to 20 years in federal prison.

Rocah, formerly deputy chief of both the Organized Crime Unit and the Narcotics Unit, came to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2001 after working as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York. She had previously clerked for U.S. District Judge John Gleeson in the Eastern District of New York and Judge Chester J. Straub of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Among other cases, Rocah was involved in the prosecution of John A. “Junior” Gotti on federal racketeering charges.

Posted on August 20, 2009