For the past six years, Christofferson served in the US Attorney’s Office in Boston, primarily with the Criminal Division’s Economic Crimes Unit. He investigated and prosecuted Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, insider trading, securities fraud, tax fraud and mortgage fraud and has tried nine criminal cases to verdict. He also worked closely with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
“Eric immediately enhances our global white collar and investigations platforms, as well as our national trial bench,” said Loren Brown, co-chair of DLA Piper’s global and US Litigation practices. “Our clients will value his counsel as they continue to navigate a complex regulatory and enforcement environment.”
Prior to his time as a US attorney, Christofferson worked for Ropes & Gray in Boston focusing on white collar and complex civil litigation for clients in various industries, including life sciences and financial services. He’s the latest addition to DLA Piper’s Litigation practice in recent months, following David Sager (Short Hills, New Jersey), George Karavetsos (Miami), Thiru Vignarajah (Baltimore), Matthew Graves (Washington, DC) and Louis Ramos (Washington, DC).
“Eric is a highly respected assistant US attorney and prosecutor in Boston, and his reputation in the white collar community, along with his experience and relationships, will greatly enhance the capabilities of our office,” said John Rattigan, managing partner of DLA Piper’s Boston office. “Our region continues to grow and thrive, and Eric’s broad experience in key industries will be extremely useful to our clients.”
Christofferson received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, and his A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College.