Renzi

Veronica Renzi

Partner
Washington, DC

I am a dynamic first chair trial lawyer and seasoned investigator, having tried more than 70 cases as a defense attorney and Federal Prosecutor.

Veronica Renzi focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations, and cyber-related matters. She has litigated a wide range of sophisticated legal issues, including arguing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Veronica has also led and participated in hundreds of investigations, including in the grand jury and on behalf of corporations.

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.

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Barristers, 2006
  • Fordham University, M.A., 2003
  • University of Dayton, B.A., 2001

Bar and Court Admissions

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Experience

  • Represented former chief finacial officer of major national sports team in congressional and other investigation.
  • Represented trustees of 11 billion mutual fund in investigation of management contract.
  • Represented e-Commerce marketing company in Federal Trade Investigation relating to online product ratings and reviews 
  • Represented high-level company executive and related real estate company in internal cyber and criminal investigation 
  • Counsels clients in cyber related matters involving business email compromise schemes and other cyber fraud and computer intrusion matters
  • Represented individual in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation in Latin America
  • Represented employees in internal investigation at company with multi-national presence 
  • Represented energy company in external investigation regarding key executive employment matter  
  • As a federal prosecutor, led numerous criminal investigations into fraud, money laundering, business email compromise schemes, online criminal forums, hacking, spoofing, aggravated identify theft, cyberstalking, and handled related national security investigations
  • Indicted two Romanian suspects charged with hacking of the Metropolitan Police Department Surveillance Cameras in Connection with Ransomware Scheme in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Indicted two former employees of House member on federal criminal charges in cyberstalking case in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Represented client at trial charged with false statements in connection with a scheme to defraud the government in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Represented client at trial charged with health care fraud and false statements in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Represented client on appeal in health care fraud matter before U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; matter was remanded for resentencing and client’s sentence was reduced by 20 months
  • Represented client at trial charged with conspiracy to influence a juror, subordination of perjury and witness tampering in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Assistant United States Attorney, Cyber Crime Section, Criminal Division, & Superior Court, Washington, D.C.
  • Federal Defender for the District of Maryland

Publications

Honors & Involvement

HONORS
  • Editor in Chief, University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender & Class
  • Order of the Barristers, University of Maryland School of Law
  • William P. Cunningham Award, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Team Captain, Jessup International Moot Court

Speaking Engagements

  • "How to Navigate a Congressional Investigation," Foley Hoag Webinar (July 2021) 
  • “Using AI and Social Media to Evaluate and Advance ESG,” 100 Women in Finance (February 2021) 
  • "Data Breach Response: Discovery and Investigation," Foley Hoag Webinar (September 2020)