Anne E. Railton

Anne E. Railton

Anne E. Railton

Annie Railton is a partner in Goodwin’s Securities Litigation + White Collar Defense Group. Her practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, including conducting internal investigations on behalf of corporate entities and representing companies and individuals in connection with government investigations and prosecutions, as well as complex business and financial litigation. Ms. Railton joined Goodwin in 2008.


Ms. Railton has counseled corporate and individual clients in a wide variety of complex criminal and civil investigations and litigation. Her recent representations include:

  • The former president of Warner Chilcott in a widely reported victory at a federal criminal anti-kickback trial.  
  • Former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager Mathew Martoma against criminal and SEC allegations of insider trading. Prosecutors alleged that Mr. Martoma participated in the largest-ever insider trading case, committing securities fraud by trading on shares of two pharmaceutical companies using non-public information, resulting in over $276 million in gains.
  • Wegelin & Co., the world’s oldest private Swiss bank, in conducting an internal investigation and defending against criminal tax challenges from the DOJ, IRS and the U.S. Attorney’s Office that the bank assisted U.S. clients in evading their tax obligations. 
  • Jon Paul Rorech, a Deutsche Bank trader, in SEC v. Rorech, et al., 09 Cv 4329 (S.D.N.Y.), the first-ever insider trading case involving credit default swaps. In June 2010, after a month-long bench trial, the Court dismissed all charges against Mr. Rorech. 

Ms. Railton also serves as a member of the independent monitoring team for one of the largest retailers in the world.

Professional Experience

In 2013-2014, Ms. Railton gained significant trial experience during a six-month secondment with the Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney’s Office, where she served as an Assistant District Attorney. During this time, Ms. Railton prosecuted numerous felony cases on behalf of the State of New York, including several jury trials and evidentiary hearings.

Ms. Railton has also been actively involved in a variety of pro bono work while at the firm, including representing the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in Rivera v. Illinois and representing a New York State inmate in a lawsuit filed against the State for abuse suffered while incarcerated. Ms. Railton also represented local residents and community organizations in an Article 78 proceeding and Second Department appeal challenging a New York City Department of Parks and Recreation plan of action for the Coney Island Boardwalk as a violation of State and local environmental regulations.

Ms. Railton is a member of the Federal Bar Council.


While attending law school, Ms. Railton was a Student Articles Development Editor for the Review of Law and Social Change.



J.D., 2008
New York University School of Law
B.A., 2004
New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study

(magna cum laude)



New York


U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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