Veronica has tried significant and complex cases as both a criminal defense attorney and federal prosecutor, and is an experienced first-chair trial lawyer and seasoned investigator. Throughout her career, Veronica has tried more than 70 cases to verdict in federal and local jurisdictions including U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Prior to re-entering private practice, Veronica served with distinction for five and a half years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she served in a senior position in the Cyber Crime Section, Criminal Division, where she led numerous grand jury investigations and prosecuted matters in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Veronica’s matters involved wire fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, hacking, business email compromise schemes, aggravated identity theft, cyber stalking, and she handled related national security investigations. Before that, she served in the Superior Court Division, focusing on violent crimes as well as matters involving fraud, obstruction of justice and witness tampering charges.
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., Veronica worked at a criminal defense and litigation boutique firm for five years. Veronica’s practice focused on white collar criminal defense, criminal defense, and internal investigations, and she was part of numerous trial and investigative teams including defending allegations by the Department of Justice of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-trust, and health care fraud violations. Before that, she was a staff attorney at the Federal Defender for the District of Maryland.