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Anne Railton, an associate in the firm's Litigation Department, focuses her practice on white collar crime and government investigations. She has represented corporate entities and individuals in criminal and civil investigations and litigation, SEC actions and commercial litigation matters. Ms. Railton joined Goodwin Procter in 2008.

Ms. Railton’s recent work includes:

  • Defense of a high-yield bond trader charged in the first-ever SEC enforcement action alleging insider trading in credit default swaps. After a month-long bench trial, the Court dismissed all charges against this individual.
  • Defense of a Swiss private bank in response to tax challenges from the DOJ, IRS and the United States Attorney’s Office that the bank assisted U.S. clients in evading their tax obligations.
  • Defense of a hedge fund portfolio manager charged with insider trading in violation of the federal securities laws in prosecutions brought by the United States Attorney’s Office and the SEC, as well as civil class actions brought by private plaintiffs.
  • Defense of a regional physicians medical group in response to an HHS-OIG anti-kickback investigation.

While attending law school, Ms. Railton was a Student Articles Development Editor for the Review of Law and Social Change.

In 2013-2014, Ms. Railton gained trial experience during a six-month secondment with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where she served as an Assistant District Attorney. During this time, Ms. Railton prosecuted numerous felony cases on behalf of the State of New York, including several jury trials and evidentiary hearings.

Ms. Railton has also been actively involved in a variety of pro bono work while at the firm, including representing the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in Rivera v. Illinois. Ms. Railton also drafted an Article 78 petition and a Second Department appellate brief challenging a New York City Department of Parks and Recreation plan of action for the Coney Island Boardwalk as a violation of State and local environmental regulations.

Ms. Railton is a member of the Federal Bar Council.