Amy Sirignano is an attorney with 15+ years of experience in state/federal criminal defense and civil litigation spanning a wide-range of areas with an emphasis in white-collar and financial crimes, including fraud, bribery, corruption, and money laundering. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and holds a Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School-Newark and a Master of Forensic Sciences from The George Washington University.
Beginning her career as a Forensic Scientist with the FBI Laboratory, Amy progressed through a wide-range of roles with the FBI that included Special Agent with the agency’s Los Angeles and New York Divisions. She was heavily involved in FBI and multi-agency investigations and evidence collection for cases focused on white-collar crimes, intellectual property, counterfeiting and piracy, hate crimes, international and domestic terrorism, and national security.
During her time as Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Department of Justices (DOJs) U.S. Attorneys Office (USAO) in the District of New Mexico, Amy represented the U.S. in matters related to international/domestic terrorism as well as white-collar crime, including money laundering, fraud, mail theft, and federal tax. This included facilitating federal and local investigations and managing case submissions from fraud units of banking and financial institutions as well as various federal and state law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, the IRS, and the U.S. Secret Service. She later transitioned into the role of Trial Attorney as part of the DOJs Criminal Division, during which time she coordinated and led federal law enforcement agents and analysts across ~15 federal judicial districts to prosecute complex racketeering cases against gang members.
In 2008, Amy established her own private law practice in New Mexico with a specialty in white-collar and financial crimes. In addition to representing clients in matters ranging from federal tax to mortgage/loan fraud and money laundering, Amy advised clients in general criminal matters in federal, state, and local courts, complex investigations, mediations, civil and criminal forfeitures, general business matters and civil litigation. She built and managed a team from the ground up comprised of associate attorneys, investigators, financial staff, and law clerks.
Leveraging her subject matter expertise, Amy joined HSBC North America as a Senior VP in 2014 to establish the regions Anti-Bribery & Corruption (ABC) program from scratch, including team building, hiring, policy and program development, compliance training, and outreach. She was actively engaged in assessment and mitigation to minimize financial crime and legal risk across the U.S. for HSBC, and serves as a subject matter expert on financial crimes compliance, bribery and corruption issues. Amy recently returned to New Mexico to resume the practice of law.
Amy’s bar memberships include the State of California, the District of Columbia, the State of New Mexico, and various federal districts in the Ninth and Tenths Circuits, including the U.S. Supreme Court. She is an active member of the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Inns of Court, the Association of CFEs, and the Society of Former FBI Agents. Her previous board membership includes the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a is a current board member of the New Mexico Women’s Bar Association and the Griffin Park Condominium Association in Santa Fe, NM.