Leadership Team

<h3 style="color:white;">Shirley Emehelu</h3>
<h5 style="color:white;font-style:italic;">Executive Assistant Attorney General</h5>
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Shirley Emehelu is the Executive Assistant Attorney General, the third ranking official in the Office. Emehelu was previously a Member of the White Collar criminal Defense and Government Investigations Group of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi, and co-led the firm’s Banking and Finance Group.  She also previously served as Chief of Asset Recovery and Anti-Money Laundering for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, overseeing various statewide programs, including federal asset forfeiture, money laundering, and victim restitution.  During her nine-year tenure at the US Attorney’s Office, she prosecuted numerous complex financial fraud cases. Emehelu clerked for the Honorable James R. Spencer in the Eastern District of Virginia.  She received her B.A. from Yale University and J.D. from Yale Law School.

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