Investigation, Government Enforcement and White Collar Defense

The cornerstone of the Firm’s Government Enforcement and White Collar Defense practice group is our reputation for fighting for our clients inside and outside of the courtroom. With over thirty years depth of experience in handling complex white collar criminal cases from investigation through trial and appeal, we dependably represent corporate and individual clients in investigations and prosecutions by the U.S. Department of Justice, foreign authorities, state attorneys general and local prosecutors. Our services range from advising witnesses, subjects and targets of grand jury investigations, to guiding clients through the arrest, initial appearance, indictment, arraignment, pretrial, negotiation phases, and representing our clients at trial and on appeal. We likewise routinely handle matters for individual and corporate clients in parallel investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, self-regulatory organizations, Internal Revenue Service, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and state and federal agencies.

We have been at the front line of every major white collar issue. We have been recognized for our trial skills inside the courtroom, our negotiation skills inside a conference room and our media skills in providing legal analysis on television, the press and online.

Overview

The cornerstone of the Firm’s Government Enforcement and White Collar Defense practice group is our reputation for fighting for our clients inside and outside of the courtroom. With over thirty years depth of experience in handling complex white collar criminal cases from investigation through trial and appeal, we dependably represent corporate and individual clients in investigations and prosecutions by the U.S. Department of Justice, foreign authorities, state attorneys general and local prosecutors. Our services range from advising witnesses, subjects and targets of grand jury investigations, to guiding clients through the arrest, initial appearance, indictment, arraignment, pretrial, negotiation phases, and representing our clients at trial and on appeal. We likewise routinely handle matters for individual and corporate clients in parallel investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, self-regulatory organizations, Internal Revenue Service, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and state and federal agencies.

We have been at the front line of every major white collar issue. We have been recognized for our trial skills inside the courtroom, our negotiation skills inside a conference room and our media skills in providing legal analysis on television, the press and online.

Representative Matters

  • Negotiated a non-prosecution agreement for high profile international financier prior to arraignment.
  • Obtained acquittal for former Trump Organization vice-president.
  • Client facing thirty years under Advisory Sentencing Guidelines was sentenced to sixty months after trial.
  • Obtained acquittal for client on white slavery count and conviction under a Mann Act count was reversed in the
  • Second Circuit. Client re-sentenced to time served.
  • Client sentenced to probation in $6.2 million fraud scheme.
  • Client facing ten year mandatory minimum sentence was sentenced after trial to fifty-three months.
  • Obtained hung jury in a high-profile insider trading case; case subsequently dismissed before retrial.
  • Celebrity client’s criminal charges dismissed.
  • Client attorney sentenced to probation in a $1 million dollar escrow theft.
  • Client’s attempted murder count dismissed.
  • Client’s grand larceny counts dismissed in multi-jurisdictional mortgage fraud prosecution.
  • Client’s Civil RICO counts dismissed.
  • Client facing ten years under the Advisory Sentencing Guidelines sentenced to probation after trial.
  • Client sentenced to probation in two separate securities fraud prosecutions where the second securities fraud offense conduct occurred while the defendant's first prosecution was pending.
  • Renowned music producer client sentenced to less than half called by the advisory Sentencing Guidelines after trial.
  • Client’s individual criminal charges dismissed in high profile environmental crimes prosecution.
  • Peace officer’s felony criminal assault charges dismissed after arraignment.
  • Client sentenced to five months in federal narcotics trafficking prosecution.
  • High-profile businessman’s federal narcotics trafficking prosecution resolved with a misdemeanor.
  • Attorney charged in multi-jurisdictional federal securities fraud prosecution sentenced to thirty days.
  • Indictment dismissed in federal securities fraud prosecution.
  • Individual client avoids prosecution in Department of Defense criminal investigation.
  • Individual client avoids criminal sales tax prosecution.

Contacts

Randy Zelin
T +1 646 375 7665