Syracuse Law Review to honor SU Law alumna Ellen Zimiles at annual banquet
Syracuse Law Review to honor SU Law alumna Ellen Zimiles at annual banquetApril 13, 2009Jaclyn D. Grossojgrosso@law.syr.edu
In keeping with its strong traditions, Syracuse Law Review will host its annual Law Review Banquet on Friday, April 24, and honor Ellen Zimiles L’83 with its Law Review Alumni Achievement Award. Zimiles is the co-founder and CEO of New York-based Daylight Forensic and Advisory LLC, an international regulatory consulting and investigative firm specializing in financial investigations and forensic accounting, anti-money laundering consulting, regulatory compliance and forensic technology services.
“I am deeply honored to receive this award. I learned so much from my time at the College of Law and particularly from my experiences on the Syracuse Law Review,” says Zimiles. “I can think of no better training for a lawyer or professional than our law school. It has taken me from big firm associate to federal prosecutor to big four accounting firm partner to CEO of my own international company.”
Prior to forming Daylight, Zimiles was a principal at a big four accounting firm, where she coordinated the forensic practice across all industry segments and was practice leader for the financial services industry. She has more than 23 years of litigation and investigation experience, including 10 years as a federal prosecutor. During her tenure as U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, Zimiles was responsible for many high-profile money laundering, fraud and forfeiture cases. In recognition of her contributions as a federal prosecutor, she received the U.S. Department of Justice’s John Marshall Award for Outstanding Service and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Integrity Award.
Zimiles earned a B.A. degree at Brooklyn College and a J.D. degree at Syracuse University College of Law, where she served as a member of the Syracuse Law Review.
Now in its 59th year, Syracuse Law Review continues to challenge students through an intense legal research and writing program.
“This year’s staff has done an outstanding job of selecting symposia topics and first-rate authors in order to meet the goal of continuing the Law Review’s leadership in the field of legal publishing,” says third-year law student Kyle J. Somers, who is also editor in chief. “Our second issue in Volume 59 was a discussion of the impact of the Supreme Court’s Second Amendment decision in D.C. v. Heller.”