Veronica V. Montenegro focuses her practice on securities fraud litigation.
Prior to joining Pomerantz, Ms. Montenegro served for seven years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Investor Protection Bureau in the Office of the New York State Attorney General. Ms. Montenegro represented the Office in some of its most high-profile financial fraud prosecutions. She worked on a case against a Madoff feeder-fund manager which resulted in the return of millions of dollars to defrauded investors. She was a member of the Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) Working Group, comprised of State and Federal prosecutors tasked with investigating and prosecuting mortgage securities fraud, which has resulted in billions of dollars in recoveries. In recognition of her work in the RMBS Working Group, Ms. Montenegro was awarded the Louis Lefkowitz Award for Exceptional Service. Ms. Montenegro also worked on cases involving insider trading, auction rate securities and foreign exchange execution.
Ms. Montenegro graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 2008. During law school, she served as a member of the Fordham International Law Journal and in Fordham’s Moot Court Board. Additionally, she served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis, Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York. Ms. Montenegro graduated from New York University’s College of Arts and Science is 2004, cum laude, with a double major in Political Science and Latin American Studies.
Ms. Montenegro is admitted to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.