Ryan Wilson, a former assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, rejoined Lowenstein Sandler as a partner in the Capital Markets Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense practices.

Wilson was a lead attorney in the prosecution of the world’s third-largest RMBS issuer/underwriter, resulting in a landmark settlement of more than $7 billion.

Wilson previously served as counsel with Lowenstein Sandler from 2013 until early 2016, when he joined the president’s RMBS Task Force. As part of the task force, he led a team that achieved the largest single-entity settlement resulting from financial crisis prosecutions. Wilson then acted as the lead prosecutor in a civil fraud complaint, filed in September 2017, against the company’s former head of subprime trading.

“Ryan’s return after distinguishing himself with the U.S. Department of Justice is a fantastic addition to our Capital Markets Litigation practice,” said Zachary D. Rosenbaum, partner and chair of the firm’s Capital Markets Litigation group. “His arrival deepens our expertise even further and highlights our firm’s success at attracting prominent, accomplished former prosecutors and trial lawyers.”