O’Neill, former assistant U.S attorney, joins Stevens & Lee

Ryan O’Neill, a former assistant U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey’s criminal division, has joined Stevens & Lee and will serve in the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Group in its Bergen County office, the firm announced.

O’Neill will assist clients with white collar criminal defense, corporate and government investigations, state administrative proceedings and complex civil litigation.

Stevens & Lee CEO William Thornton applauded the announcement.

“We are very pleased to welcome Ryan and her talents to our firm,” he said. “The depth and sophistication of her practice strengthens our well-regarded team of litigators and our delivery of high-quality service to clients.”

During her time with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, O’Neill served in its health care fraud unit, opioids abuse prevention and enforcement unit and public protection unit. She secured high-profile convictions of tax fraud, money laundering, insurance fraud, witness tampering and immigration visa fraud, as well as multiple convictions and more than $100 million in criminal proceeds from a national health care fraud scheme that emerged as one of the largest industry conspiracies ever investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice.

O’Neill’s white collar defense experience also includes a broad range of civil and criminal cases, including state and federal grand jury investigations, state professional and licensing board inquiries, multidistrict products litigation and state consumer class actions, among other matters.

She joins the firm from Riker Danzig, where she was a partner.

O’Neill earned her J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.S., cum laude, from Stockton University.