Cristina M. Moreno

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During her tenure at DOJ, Ms. Moreno first-served as a Trial Attorney in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section in Washington D.C., where she conducted high-profile investigations involving financial fraud and violent crimes. She was involved in the nation’s largest and most comprehensive prosecution of Armenian-Russian organized crime, resulting in the indictment of over 90 defendants in the Central District of California for crimes including RICO, bank fraud, health care fraud, firearms trafficking, kidnapping and extortion.

She also served as trial counsel in the successful conviction of multiple defendants for a multi-million-dollar bank fraud scheme and in a trial involving the violent kidnapping of an adult male. Her work on these cases earned her the Department of Justice’s prestigious Director’s Award for Superior Performance.

From 2012 until 2018, Ms. Moreno served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Miami. During this time, she prosecuted hundreds of federal crimes including tax fraud, identity theft, cybercrimes, international kidnappings, and firearms and narcotics trafficking. As an AUSA, Cristina took over a dozen cases to trial — from complex fraud conspiracies to international drug trafficking. Cristina was a member of the Special Prosecutions section, which focused on cases involving victims of violent crimes, sex trafficking, and child exploitation. Because of her work with DOJ, Ms. Moreno has broad experience working with federal and foreign law enforcement agencies.

Ms. Moreno is a graduate of Notre Dame Law School and Vanderbilt University. She is committed to helping law students and young lawyers develop trial skills having taught at Notre Dame Law School’s intensive trial advocacy program and frequently volunteering to judge moot court and mock trial competitions. Ms. Moreno is a member of the Lloyd Lochridge Inn of Court in Austin, the Federal Bar Association and legal organizations in Austin focusing on mentoring female and Hispanic lawyers.

She speaks fluent Spanish and is admitted to practice law in Texas and Florida.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Banking & Financial Services

Class Action

White-Collar Defense

Internal & Government Investigations

Court Admissions

U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, cum laude, 2007

B.A., Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude, 2004


English, Spanish