Christina B. Dugger
Lecturer in Law
Christina B. Dugger is the Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, a position she has held since April 2012.
Ms. Dugger first joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 1999, where she investigated and prosecuted a variety of cases involving public corruption, securities fraud, FCPA violations, tax fraud, civil rights violations, racketeering, obstruction of justice, narcotics trafficking, and violent crime. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Ms. Dugger conducted more than 15 federal jury trials and argued numerous appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In 2003, Ms. Dugger prosecuted the retrial and civil rights conviction of defendant Lemrick Nelson for his fatal stabbing of Yankel Rosenbaum during the 1991 Crown Heights riots. From March 2007 to August 2008, she served as Deputy Chief of the Office’s Criminal Division, and prior to that she served as both Chief of the General Crimes Section and Deputy Chief of the Narcotics and Money Laundering Section.
After leaving the Office in 2008, Ms. Dugger was a Vice President in the Global Securities Division at Goldman Sachs & Co., where she focused on compliance in the firm’s fixed income business. From 2010 to 2012, Ms. Dugger was an Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., where she helped manage the bank’s Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement Group.
Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s office in 1999, Ms. Dugger was a litigation associate at the New York firm of Rogers & Wells, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judith S. Kaye, Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals.
Ms. Dugger received her A.B. from Columbia College, where she was captain of the Varsity Women’s Basketball team. She received her J.D. from Cornell Law School, where she was Managing Editor of the Cornell Law Review. Ms. Ms. Dugger has taught as an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law and Brooklyn Law School.