Event: Careers in the U.S. Attorney’s Office with Ken Coffin, Brian McKay, Errin Martin and Fabio Leonardi, moderated by Steve Fahey
Date: Thursday, July 27, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: Arts District Mansion
CLE Credit: CLE credit is pending
Ken Coffin has served as an Assistant United States Attorney since 2014. In 2019, Ken became Deputy Civil Chief in charge of the Office’s Affirmative Civil Enforcement practice. Ken became the Office’s Civil Chief in August 2022, and he supervises more than 20 AUSAs handling all of the Northern District’s affirmative False Claims Act litigation and the defensive civil litigation against the United States and its personnel. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ken was an associate attorney at Sidley Austin, and served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas. Ken is a graduate of William & Mary and Notre Dame Law School.
Brian McKay is Chief of the Appellate Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas. Since joining the office in 2011, he has served in the Appellate Division and in the Violent Crimes Section. Mr. McKay clerked for the Honorable Sidney A. Fitzwater in 2004-2005 and was an associate in Haynes and Boone’s white collar defense practice group before joining the government. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and master’s degree from Sam Houston State University. He served as an adult probation officer in Hunt County, Texas for five years before attending the University of Tulsa College of Law.
Errin Martin joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in October 2008 and has served as the Section Chief over National Security – Cyber – Money Laundering since 2018. She manages a section comprising eight attorneys, who handle all national security matters, including international terrorism, domestic terrorism, espionage, and export violations. She also oversees all cyber investigations, all aspects of money laundering investigations, and asset forfeiture litigation. Before joining the Northern District of Texas, Ms. Martin served as an AUSA in the Eastern District of Texas and as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Paul Brown, in the Eastern District of Texas. She also briefly worked as an associate attorney at Thompson & Knight, LLP in Dallas. Ms. Martin grew up in a small cotton-farming community in West Texas. She received her B.A. and J.D. from Texas Tech University.
Fabio Leonardi is an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Dallas, Texas, where he focuses on investigating and prosecuting white-collar crime, and serves as the Office’s coronavirus fraud coordinator. Prior to joining the Justice Department, Fabio practiced for several years in Washington, DC as a counsel in the corporate investigations and white-collar defense practice of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Fabio has also taught as an adjunct law professor at Georgetown University Law Center. He is a graduate of Georgetown University, George Washington University, and the University of Padua in Italy.
Steve Fahey is a partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Government, Regulatory and Internal Investigations group. Before joining Kirkland, Steve served 18 years as an Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas. He held several leadership positions in the Office, including Chief of the Criminal Division, Chief of the Civil Division, and First Assistant United States Attorney. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Steve served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Eldon B. Mahon in the Fort Worth Division of the Northern District of Texas. Steve received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, and his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.