Representation of CEO in Grand Jury Investigation
Represented CEO of highly successful reputation management company who was target of grand jury investigation in the Southern District of New York for fraudulently filing defamation lawsuits and procuring judgments ordering removal of online consumer complaints. After several presentations to the government, the investigation was closed.
Representation in Largest Health Care Insurance Fraud Case in SDNY
Represented the lead defendant on appeal in the largest health care/no-fault automobile insurance fraud scheme prosecuted in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Representation in Largest Ponzi Scheme Prosecuted on Long Island
Represented a lead defendant at sentencing and on appeal in the largest Ponzi scheme prosecuted on Long Island.
Acquittal for Client in Medicare Fraud, Money Laundering Trial
Secured acquittal on all counts after seven-week trial of Medicare fraud and money laundering charges in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Negotiated Deferred Prosecution Agreement for Client Charged with Operating Illegal Money Transmitting Business
Persuaded U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to agree to a non-criminal disposition for a real estate developer on felony charge of operating an unlawful money transmitting business.
Representation of Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager in Securities Fraud Case
Represented hedge fund portfolio manager in two-week criminal trial in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on securities fraud charges, alleging that client mismarked the securities of a multibillion-dollar hedge fund.
Representation in Largest Ponzi Scheme Prosecuted in New Jersey Federal Court
Represented the principal defendant for sentencing and appeal in allegedly the largest Ponzi scheme ever prosecuted in New Jersey Federal Court.
Representation of IT Expert in Bitcoin Fraud, Bank Bribery Trial
Represented information technology expert in bitcoin-exchange fraud and bank bribery trial in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Successfully Negotiated $22.5 Million Restitution Action in Lacey Act Case
Represented father and son in largest-ever prosecution in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for the importation of illegally caught seafood and wildlife (Lacey Act). Successfully appealed restitution judgment against son in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and negotiated a resolution of the $22.5 million criminal restitution action against the father for one-third of the total judgment ordered by the court under a multi-party agreement involving the United States, as well as governments of South Africa and the Bailiwick of Jersey.
Representation of Health Care Executive in Parallel Criminal and Civil Investigations
Represented owner of independent medical diagnostic testing facility in parallel federal criminal and civil investigations.
Representation of Executive in Antitrust Investigation
Represented purchasing manager of public utility in connection with a criminal investigation by the DOJ Antitrust Division.
Representation of Executive in Prosecution for Scheme to Defraud HUD
Represented an executive of a public company at sentencing and on appeal in connection with prosecution of a scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Secured a below-Guidelines sentence after being retained to represent client after guilty verdict at trial.
Representation of Construction Executive in Prosecution for Fraud
Represented principal of public works construction company in federal fraud prosecution. Secured a non-incarceratory sentence. At sentencing hearing, the judge remarked that the sentencing submission was “one of the best submissions I have seen on a sentence.”
Representation of Client in Prosecution for Iran Sanctions Violation
Represented Chinese national in criminal prosecution in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on charges of violating the U.S. Iran sanctions program. Obtained a six-month sentence of time served – one of the most lenient sentences ever imposed in such a prosecution.
Representation of High-Profile Politician
Represented former New York City mayor in connection with an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
Representation of Former Defense Minister of Central American Country
Represented former Defense Minister of Central American country in dispute with political magazine over defamatory article. Succeeded in persuading the publication to edit the article to remove the defamatory material.
Representation of Physician Charged with Overprescribing Oxycodone and Fentanyl
Represented physician at trial charged in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York with unlawful distribution of oxycodone and fentanyl.
Representation of Chief Financial Officer in Internal and Parallel SEC and DOJ Investigations
Represented Chief Financial Officer of public company in corporate internal investigation and parallel SEC and DOJ investigations relating to accounting fraud.
Representation of General Manager of Professional Baseball Team in Prosecution Against Extortionist
Represented General Manager of Major League Baseball team in prosecution by the New York County District Attorney’s Office against individual who allegedly extorted and stalked him.
Representation of Client in Identity Theft Case Against Major Financial Institution
Represented client acquitted of money laundering charges in civil action and appeal in lawsuit against financial institution for identity theft. In a case of first impression, persuaded U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that the New York State Identity Theft Statute applied to the client’s allegations and was not preempted by the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Representation of Securities Trader in Parallel DOJ and SEC Investigations
Represented securities trader of Bermuda subsidiary of global financial institution in parallel DOJ and SEC investigations of securities fraud relating to disclosure of commissions. Client never charged with any crimes or securities law violations.
Representation of Attorney in Federal Prosecution for Extortion
Represented attorney on charges of extortion and conspiracy to obstruct lawful government functions. Client received a non-custodial, probationary sentence.
Representation of CEO of Internet Retail Store in Wire Fraud Prosecution
Represented CEO of leading online clothing retailer in a two-week jury trial in US. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on charges of wire fraud, money laundering, and aggravated identity theft. Although convicted at trial, client obtained a sentence half of that advocated by the government and three years less than offered by the government in its proposed plea agreement.
Representation of Quantitative Trading Analyst in Parallel SEC and DOJ Investigations
Represented quantitative trading analyst at major financial institution in parallel SEC and DOJ investigations concerning the institution’s marketing and sale of Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDO), Credit Default Swaps (CDS) and Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS).
Representation of Hedge Fund General Counsel in Securities Litigation
Representation of former General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of failed hedge fund in private securities litigation in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Representation of Fixed Income Trader in FINRA Investigation
Represented fixed income trader at investment bank investigated by FINRA for trading on confidential information allegedly obtained from customer-facing trading desk.
SEC Investigation of Alleged Accounting Fraud
Represented public company in SEC investigation of possible accounting fraud.
Successful Defense in PCAOB Violations Trial
Successfully defended public company accountant in Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) administrative trial regarding alleged violations of PCAOB rules in conducting audit.
FINRA Investigation of False Advertising of Trading Volume
Represented sales trader at broker-dealer in connection with a FINRA investigation concerning the broker-dealer’s advertising of inflated trade volume over Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.
Representation of Russian Airplane Wholesaler in Litigation Against OFAC
Represent Russian airplane wholesaler in litigation against the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for blocking funds in connection with a transaction allegedly in violation of OFAC sanctions programs.
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