Ms. Santillo is an experienced criminal and civil litigation attorney. She has defended targets and represented witnesses in enforcement actions brought by the S.E.C., U.S. Attorney’s Office, New York State Attorney General and the F.D.I.C. relating to insider trading, disclosure violations and accounting and bank fraud. She has defended individuals charged with serious federal and state crimes, including mail and wire fraud, tax fraud, campaign finance violations, mortgage fraud, illegal gambling, RICO conspiracy and terrorism offenses. In her civil practice, Ms. Santillo has represented corporations and individuals in complex tort and contract litigation matters.
Prior to joining Krovatin Klingeman, Ms. Santillo was Counsel at Colson & Harris LLP and a Senior Associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Ms. Santillo also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Timothy M. Burgess in the United States District Court for the District of Alaska, and Chief Justice Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court.
Ms. Santillo is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and Boston College, where she graduated summa cum laude. Ms. Santillo was named a Rising Star in the 2014 and 2015 Editions of Super Lawyers for the New York Metro region. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey state and federal courts.