Faith E. Gay is Co-Chair of the Firm's National Trial Practice and Co-Chair of the New York White Collar Practice. She has been repeatedly recognized as one of the leading trial, appellate and white collar lawyers in the United States by Chambers USA, Lawdragon 500, Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Counsel, Benchmark and Super Lawyers, among others. Prior to entering private practice, she was Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Unit and the Civil Rights Division while serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. She was twice awarded the Director's Award for Special Achievement in Trial Litigation by the Attorney General of the United States, and she was recently named one of the Top Trial Lawyers in America by Law360.
Ms. Gay has broad courtroom experience with more than 30 trials and 35 appellate arguments to her credit. Her practice is divided between complex civil litigation for plaintiffs and defendants, and corporate governance/white collar matters.
She represented New York Governor David Patterson in a victory the New York Times called "stunning" in upholding the appointment of Richard Ravitch as Lieutenant Governor. She also successfully defended a constitutional amendment establishing a state minimum wage before the Florida Supreme Court.
United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York:
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, 1990-1993
Deputy Chief, Special Prosecutions Unit; Chief, Civil Rights Unit, 1994-1996
Sidley & Austin:
Partner, 1997 - 2001
White & Case:
Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1986)
Duke University (B.A., Public Policy Studies, with Honors, 1982)