Criminal defense practice is a complex area of the law. It requires a deep understanding and knowledge of the most effective defenses available for a client and, especially in the government investigations area, a strong facility with other areas of the law (e.g., securities regulation, banking regulation, tax laws) that might also relate to the client’s potential exposure and defense strategy. At 30 years in business, we are among the most established litigation boutique law firms in New York with notable criminal defense and government investigations experience.
We are aggressive trial lawyers unafraid of doing battle in and out of court. We have repeatedly demonstrated our skills in defending against fraud charges, government investigations, white collar crime charges, as well as violent crime allegations, in local, state and federal courts across the United States through some of the most high-profile cases at the criminal bar.
Our attorneys have counseled clients and been involved in government investigations focused on a range of issues, including FCPA violations, allegations of Medicaid fraud, allegations of embezzlement, and probes into international mail/wire fraud allegations, securities fraud, bank fraud and theft of intellectual property.
We have produced successful results for clients before the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Additionally, a number of our attorneys have previously received Top Federal Security Clearance.
Even though plea bargaining has become the essence of criminal justice in the United States, our firm’s culture is rooted in fighting to defend our clients’ rights even if that means proceeding to a trial. Sometimes our clients are best protected by working out a plea (or accepting the terms of a government settlement offer); however, that is hardly ever our starting point. We are never fearful in requiring government prosecutors and regulators to meet their burden of proof.