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White Collar Criminal Defense

Our success is based on a time-tested approach: seek peace but prepare for war. Because our partners are gifted trial attorneys with established reputations, prosecutors take seriously our assessments of evidentiary weaknesses and the threat of us taking a case to trial. However, we are also known as respectful advocates, who “keep the fight in the courtroom.” Our ability to fight fiercely but fairly helps preserve our clients’ options. Always armed with facts and arguments to advance our clients’ interests, we have helped most of our clients avoid prosecution altogether throughout dozens of matters. For those prosecuted despite our advocacy, we have helped keep every client out of jail.

Representative Cases

  • Represented managing partner of hedge fund in connection with Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange (SEC) investigation of market manipulation and obstruction of justice.  No criminal charges filed; SEC-only settlement.
  • Represented president of investment bank in connection with DOJ investigation of securities fraud based on RMB securities. No criminal charges filed.
  • Represented general counsel of public energy-trading company in connection with allegedly fraudulent, revenue-enhancing transactions. No criminal charges filed.
  • Represented former CEO of AIG Financial Products Division in connection with joint DOJ/SEC investigation into allegedly false valuation of credit default swaps. No criminal charges filed; no SEC case filed.
  • Represented general counsel of technology company in connection with DOJ investigation of alleged stock option backdating. Client pled guilty to single tax count.
  • Represented controller of online payment company in connection with DOJ investigation of money laundering and gambling. No criminal charges filed.
  • Represented owner of construction company in connection with New York District Attorney investigation of alleged tax fraud. Client pled guilty to filing false business records, an E felony. No jail time.
  • Represented NBA player in connection with illegal weapons charges. Client pled to two reduced felony counts. No jail time.
  • Represented securities trader in connection with SEC probe of alleged market manipulation. No case filed.
  • Represented operator of gambling business catering to various celebrities. Client pled guilty to single gambling offense. No jail time.
  • Represented health care business and its COO in connection with New York Attorney General investigation of allegedly false billing practices. Criminal case against company dismissed. COO pled to misdemeanor.  No jail time.
  • Represented international media company in connection with DOJ investigation concerning corruption within its drivers’ union. DOJ convinced company was victim of any offenses.
  • Represented senior executive of technology company in connection with DOJ investigation of securities fraud and obstruction of justice. Client pled guilty to single offense. No jail time.
  • Represented FBI agent in connection with DOJ probe over alleged corruption. No criminal charges filed.
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