Drew Galvin brings nearly a decade of experience as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and provides counsel to clients facing complex civil and white collar criminal matters.
As a former federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, Drew investigated and prosecuted complex white collar matters, including securities fraud, extortion, tax offenses, art forgery, investment fraud, money laundering, procurement fraud, public corruption, mortgage fraud, and embezzlement. Drew served as the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Financial Fraud Coordinator.
Drew focuses his practice in the areas of white collar criminal defense, compliance, internal investigations, and complex business litigation, providing targeted counsel and representation based on his deep experience. Drawing upon his time managing large international teams, he takes the reins of even the most challenging cases, managing the parties and processes involved to the best possible resolution.
While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Drew prosecuted the architect of a $400 million Ponzi scheme – the largest in the history of the Southern District of California. Drew also led a series of investigations aimed at domestic and international participants in sophisticated securities fraud schemes involving market manipulation and insider trading, which resulted in the convictions of more than a dozen corporate executives, attorneys, stockbrokers, and stock promoters.
Drew has significant experience targeting transnational criminal organizations, including an organization based in Mexico that was responsible for stealing millions of dollars’ worth of automobiles and an organization based in Paraguay that extorted high-profile individuals. Drew traveled extensively in Colombia and Mexico on behalf of the Department of Justice to train foreign law enforcement partners in investigative techniques and trial advocacy skills.
Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Drew was an associate at the Los Angeles office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he defended individuals and companies faced with criminal investigations and high-stakes litigation.
Professional and Community InvolvementAdjunct professor, Point Loma Nazarene University