Maureen, a former Federal prosecutor, is Of Counsel with Calcagni & Kanefsky. Maureen has extensive experience in all aspects of federal criminal matters. She focuses her practice on cases heading toward litigation, and brings her experience to bear on criminal and regulatory issues, as well as internal investigations.
Before joining Calcagni & Kanefsky, Maureen spent more than ten years working at a prestigious criminal-defense firm, at which she was integral in the defense of those accused of a variety of federal crimes, including mortgage fraud, bank fraud, identity theft, computer crimes, narcotics trafficking, firearms possession, and immigration fraud. She also assisted in defending high-profile New Jersey officials accused of political corruption.
Before her practice in criminal defense, Maureen served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of New Jersey. She served in the Criminal Division, starting as the first designated federal-enclave prosecutor. She also investigated and prosecuted matters involving narcotics trafficking, credit-card fraud, identity theft, Housing and Urban Development fraud, immigration fraud, federal-program fraud, firearms violations, bank robbery, and civil-rights violations.
Maureen started her legal career as a litigator at a prominent New York law firm, at which she was part of a team that secured one of the largest environmental-coverage verdicts. Maureen also served as law clerk for the Honorable Judge Katharine S. Hayden, United States District Judge in the District of New Jersey.