Previous Private Practice Experience

Regulatory Defense & Investigations

  • Assist in the representation of a major financial data and media company in parallel state and federal regulatory investigations into data privacy concerns. 
  • Successfully coordinate the response of a private equity backed unicorn to a ransomware attack and related regulatory investigations.
  • Represent a prominent investment advisor in connection with the collapse of an open-ended credit fund.
  • Successfully defend the targets of an SEC investigation into the litigation funding industry.
  • Defend a broker-dealer in a FINRA inquiry.
  • Defend the Chief Reporting Officer of a multinational bank in a U.S. Treasury Department investigation.
  • Act on behalf of a C-level executive in a SEC investigation of a large venture capital firm.
  • Defend an international auction house in a tax-related investigation conducted by the NYSAG.

Criminal Defense & Investigations

  • Defend a prominent auction house in a sales tax investigation conducted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
  • As CJA counsel, obtain a downward variance at sentencing for a defendant charged with violating § 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) in the Southern District of New York.
  • Defend a medical practitioner indicted in an Anti-Kickback Statute matter in the Southern District of New York.
  • Serve as pool counsel in a long-running Anti-Kickback Statute and Off-Label investigation in the District of New Jersey.
  • Defend the target of a federal inquiry into the closure of New York’s Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption.
  • Defend a major non-profit in the investigation into former New York State Senate Majority Leader Sheldon Silver.
  • Defend a real estate developer in an investigation conducted by the Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, III.
  • Defend the Chairman of a Swiss Privatbank in an investigation conducted by the Department of Justice Tax Division.
  • Defend a multinational shipping company in a criminal antitrust and FCPA investigation conducted by the Department of Justice.
  • Defend a major United Kingdom based financial institution in U.S. Dollar & Sterling Libor investigations conducted by the DoJ, USAO, UK FCA, CFTC and NYAG and related Multidistrict class action litigation.
  • Defend the Chief Audit and Compliance Officer of an international auto manufacturer in a securities investigation conducted by the USAO.
  • Defend executives of an international re-insurance broker in an FCPA investigation..
  • Act on behalf of the pension fund of a major South American oil company in a fraud investigation.
  • Defend the Chief Accounting Officer of an automotive manufacturer in a DoJ and SEC fraud investigation.

Internal Investigations

  • First chair an internal investigation into allegations of sexual assault at a Manhattan educational institution.
  • Investigate allegations of accounting irregularities at a major real estate technology firm.
  • Defend a RMBS trader in an investigation into spoofing.
  • Defend a senior apparel executive in a bribery investigation.
  • Defend the Chief Accounting Officer of an automotive manufacturer in an internal investigation.
  • Conduct an internal investigation on behalf of a Hedge Fund into allegations of employee misconduct.
  • Conduct an internal investigation on behalf of a service provider into allegations of IP theft.
  • Defend a partner in a hospitality group in an investigation into potential misconduct.

Accountant’s Liability & Investigations

  • Defend a Big-4 audit partner in an SEC investigation into bond offerings.
  • Defend the U.S. partnership of a Big-4 accounting firm in connection investigations conducted by the PCAOB, SEC and USAO in connection with CMBS fraud at a major financial services conglomerate.
  • Defend a foreign member firm of a Big-4 accounting network in a PCAOB independence inquiry.
  • Defend a Big-4 International Network in an SEC independence inquiry.
  • Represent a mid-sized regional accounting partnership in an SEC fraud inquiry.

Compliance Advisory

  • Advise a sovereign wealth fund on compliance and document retention issues.
  • Advise a Chicago-based investment advisor on its compliance procedures.
  • Advise an international auction house on tax and compliance issues.

Complex Civil Litigation

  • Act on behalf of former Bear Stearns Chairman James Cayne in a 10b-5 litigation in the Southern District of New York (Sherman v. Bear Stearns Companies Inc. et al., No. 1:2009-cv-08161).
  • Successfully defend former Bear Stearns Chairman James Cayne in TILA and 10b-5 litigations in the District of New Hampshire and United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
  • Defend a Manhattan real estate developer in litigation related to the Mark Hotel.
  • Defend an investment advisor in various employment litigations.
  • Represent a witness in SEC v. Tourre, 10-cv-03229 (S.D.N.Y.).
  • Defend the former COO of a hedge fund at arbitration.
  • Bring a AAA arbitration against a venture capital fund on behalf of a wealthy foreign investor.

Employment Litigation

  • Represent a Real Estate & Hospitality unicorn in various employment litigations with issues including: wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, wage/hour issues, FLSA, me

Pro Bono

  • Successfully obtain contested asylum for clients from Jamaica, Burundi & Pakistan and Iraq.
  • Represent a Manhattan private school in a pre-litigation investigation and supervise insurance counsel.
  • As co-counsel with the Brooklyn Defender Services, appeal excessive bail determinations for numerous indigent defendants in Kings County Supreme Court.
  • Represent indigent criminal defendants in the Southern District of New York.
  • Represent the City of New York in EBTs in tort actions pending in New York Supreme Court.
  • Represent the victim of domestic abuse in an investigation conducted by the NYPD.
  • Serve on various UJA Federation of New York committees.