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March 28, 2022

Gilda Mariani: Chair 2007-2008

Gilda I. Mariani is the Chief of the Money Laundering and Tax Crimes Unit of the New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY), a post she has held for over a decade. She joined DANY in 1984 and has held several supervisory positions including Deputy Chief of the Frauds Bureau. Prior to joining DANY, she was a litigation associate at the criminal defense firm of Obermaier, Morvillo & Abramowitz, P.C. (now Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer, P.C.). Prior to that, she clerked as an appellate law assistant in New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division (Second Department). She had a significant role in drafting legislation including the New York Money Laundering Statute (enacted in November 2000) and the misdemeanor crime of Providing a Juror with a Gratuity (enacted in November 2001). She has written articles and spoken on legal issues relating to money laundering and tax fraud prosecutions.

Mariani is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law (J.D. top five percent of her class and Law Review) and St. John’s University College of Liberal Arts (B.A. summa cum laude, Political Science). She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is active in the leadership of the New York City Bar Association as Chair of the Personal Income Taxation Committee (2009 through 2011), and former vice-chair of the Personal Income Taxation Committee and former Chair of the Legal Issues Pertaining to Animals Committee. She is active in the leadership of the three sections or divisions of the American Bar Association (ABA): former Chair of the Animal Law Committee and Chair-Elect of the Government Law Committee and a member of the Diversity Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS); co-host of TIPS internet radio podcast series Legal TIPS; TIPS liaison to the ABA’s Coordinating Committee on Military Law and Justice; a member of Council in the Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division; and Liaison from the International Law Section to the Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division; and a member of the Task Force on Treaties in U.S. Law formed by the International Law Section and the American Society of International Lawyers.