Antonia Apps is the Regional Director of the New York Office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to joining the SEC, she was a litigation partner at Milbank LLP, practicing in the areas of white-collar defense, securities enforcement, and commercial litigation. Earlier in her career, Antonia served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney’s Office for over seven years, where she led many of the government’s high-profile securities fraud and insider trading cases, including the prosecution of the hedge fund S.A.C. Capital Advisors. Antonia received the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys’ Director’s Award for Superior Performance.
Antonia has tried 18 criminal and civil cases, argued numerous appeals and evidentiary motions, and is a fellow of the American College of Trial lawyers. Among other industry recognitions, Ms. Apps is ranked in Chambers USA, where clients called her an “incredibly bright and detail-oriented lawyer” and praised her “excellent judgment and analytical skills in white-collar litigation”. Lawdragon has named Ms. Apps in its list of 500 Leading Lawyers in America each year since 2014. Ms. Apps was named a 2020 Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal, which recognizes lawyers who have made significant impact on legal practice, policy or technological advancements. In 2019, Ms. Apps was named in Crain’s New York Business’ “Notable Women in Law” list in recognition of her distinguished career and exceptional civic and philanthropic activities.
Earlier in her career, Antonia was a partner at the Washington, DC, law firm Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick. She received her undergraduate degree in law from the University of Sydney and went on to earn a Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford University and an LLM from Harvard Law School. She served as a law clerk for the Hon. Fred I. Parker in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and previously as a law clerk to the Hon. Tom W. Waddell, Chief Judge of the Equity Division in the New South Wales Supreme Court.
- LL.B. University of Sydney Law School, 1990
- B.C.L. (Bachelor of Civil Law) Oxford University, 1993
- LL.M. Harvard Law School, 1994