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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
Insider Trading-Related Internal Investigation
Successfully represented a Big Tech employee in an internal investigation related to insider trading.
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 Cryptocurrency Company and C-Suite Executives in Federal Grand Jury Investigation
Represented a cryptocurrency company and its c-suite executives in a federal grand jury investigation conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York regarding manipulative trading of cryptocurrency on the exchange and the use of unlawful incentives to boost trading volume in anticipation of an ETF application with the SEC.
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 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.
Representation of Individual Charged in Nationwide Scheme to Divert and Resell Specialty Prescription Medications
Represented individual at sentencing charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in connection with a nationwide scheme to divert and resell specialty pharmaceuticals.
Representation in Multibillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme Case
Represented high-level bank executive charged in multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
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.
Pro Bono Representation of Victim of Sex Trafficking
Represented victim of sex trafficking in case prosecuted by the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. Succeeded in preventing prostitution charges and secured a T-visa residency status for the client as a non-immigrant victim of human trafficking.
Representation of Psychiatrist Charged with Medicare Fraud
Represented lead defendant in seven-week trial prosecuted in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida involving a $205 million Medicare scheme related to the operation of partial hospitalization programs throughout South Florida and Orlando.
Representation of Online Invention Marketing Company and its CEO in Parallel Regulatory and Civil Proceedings
Represented Miami-based online invention marketing company and its CEO in parallel investigations by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and class action litigation brought in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.