M. Kristin Mace is the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Prior to her current post, she served as the Chief of the Organized Crime & Gangs Section for the Eastern District of New York.
In more than eight years as a federal prosecutor, Ms. Mace has been responsible for a number of significant investigations and prosecutions, mostly in the area of transnational organized crime, including the organized crime families of La Cosa Nostra based in New York and Italy, as well as local street gangs. Ms. Mace was also a core member of the team of prosecutors who investigated, charged, and brought to trial the FIFA case, which revealed bribery, fraud, and corruption at the highest levels of organized soccer throughout North, Central, and South America. The investigation has resulted in charges against more than 40 individuals and entities, including high-ranking soccer officials and sports marketing executives. To date, more than 25 of the charged defendants have been convicted, two of whom were convicted of racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud, and money laundering offenses following a six-week trial.
Before joining the U.S. Department of Justice, Ms. Mace clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She then worked for more than five years as an associate in the New York, Chicago, and Geneva, Switzerland offices of Winston & Strawn LLP. She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law in 2003 and her B.A., with high honors in philosophy, from Oberlin College in 1996.