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Esther Rhee is Associate General Counsel and a Director in the New York office. She specializes in complex commercial and criminal litigation, internal investigations and asset searches. Recently, Esther managed the investigation of witnesses in a criminal defense matter, interviewing dozens of their associates to ascertain each witness’s credibility, financial condition and general background. She has also worked for both plaintiffs’ and defense counsel on investigations involving allegations of securities fraud, money laundering and theft of services.
Prior to joining the Mintz Group, Esther was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where she focused on securites fraud litigation, internal and regulatory investigation, and white collar criminal defense cases. As an attorney, Esther conducted over a dozen depositions, appeared before both federal and state court judges in New York, and oversaw large-scale discovery collections and productions. Before practicing law, she clerked for a federal magistrate judge in the Eastern District of New York, drafting court opinions and conducting legal research in a wide variety of matters, including civil rights suits against public officials and government agencies, employment discrimination cases and contract disputes.
Esther received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and a B.A. in English from New York University. She is a member of the New York Bar.