Biography

ERIC W. MORAN is a Member of the Firm in the Litigation & Business Disputes and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green.

Mr. Moran:

  • Represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters, including business and banking disputes
  • Defends clients in white-collar criminal matters, and performs internal investigations for entities facing potential action by state and federal governments
  • Advises clients on anticipating, managing, and mitigating complex legal and regulatory issues related to white-collar enforcement
  • Represents employers in disputes involving restrictive covenants, the misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets, and unfair competition

An accomplished trial lawyer and litigator, Mr. Moran joined Epstein Becker Green after serving for 10 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office the District of New Jersey, most recently as Co-Chief of its Criminal Division. During his tenure as Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Moran supervised investigations and prosecutions of a wide range of white-collar cases involving health care and securities fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act, and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, among others. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Moran handled some of the Office’s most significant investigations and prosecutions. He was appointed by the Department of Justice as a Special Attorney to investigate fraud and corruption allegations against the Philadelphia District Attorney, which led to a 2017 indictment and trial that ended in a guilty plea after two weeks. Mr. Moran successfully has tried numerous cases, including the month-long fraud and public corruption trial of the mayor of Trenton, New Jersey, which ended in a guilty verdict. As a supervisor, Mr. Moran oversaw the Economic Crimes, Asset Forfeiture, and General Crimes Units and, later, the Camden and Trenton branch offices. He also coordinated the Office’s Bank Secrecy Act, Suspicious Activity Report Task Force and served as a liaison to the Office of International Affairs. A principal advisor on legal and policy issues affecting the Criminal Division, Mr. Moran managed relationships with federal agencies, consulted on responses to Congressional inquiries, and participated in decision-making at the highest levels of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor, Mr. Moran was a commercial litigator at a national law firm, where he handled complex business disputes, securities arbitrations, shareholder actions, and environmental cases. He also clerked for U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler and then-U.S. Magistrate Judge Patty Shwartz in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey. Mr. Moran teaches “White Collar Crime” as an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers Law School.

Education

  • Rutgers Law School (J.D., 2001)
  • West Virginia University (B.A., 1997)

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Memberships

  • Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey