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United States v. Chambers, (S.D.N.Y. 2018)
Lead trial counsel for an attorney charged with bribery, conspiracy and "Honest Services" wire fraud with regard to NYPD License Division.

Advised and successfully represented landlord faced with the crisis of a high profile, multi-fatality fire. (2017-present)

New York County District Attorney, Minority Business Enterprise Construction Contract Investigation. Represent a major construction contractor in criminal investigation of minority business enterprise contract set asides. (2015-present)

United States v. A&L Cesspool Service Corporation (E.D.N.Y. 2016)
Defended a Queens-based cesspool services company for violations of the Clean Water Act.

People v. Nolan (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2016)
Trial counsel for defendant in a high profile, attempted murder case involving a forensic psychiatric defense. Trial was the subject of a television profile on CBS' 48 Hours: "The Psychiatrist and the Selfie," Dec. 3, 2016. 

United States v. Barrett (E.D.N.Y. 2016)
Represented a pharmacist who owned several pharmacies in a Medicaid fraud prosecution based on an audit utilizing proprietary pharmacy computer software.

Universitas Education v. Nova Group, 784 F.3d 99 (2d Cir. 2015)
Successfully defended Nova Group on an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. As a result of the victory, the Second Circuit reduced Nova's sanctions from $30 million to $25,000.

United States v. Kergil, 804 F.3d 558 (2nd Cir. 2015)  
Trial and appellate counsel for insurance agent accused of fraud with regard to life insurance policies sold to third party hedge fund investors.

Represented Molly Bloom, subject of the book and movie "Molly's Game," in the investigation of her poker game by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern Distict of New York. (2010-2012)

United States v. Rabinowitz (E.D.N.Y. 2012)
Trial Counsel for an attorney accused of engaging in a mortgage fraud with real estate brokers.

United States v. Alleyne (E.D.N.Y. 2011)
Represented a successful retailer and achieved an acquittal after a four week jury trial on charges of money laundering and structuring financial transactions.

United States v. Dodakian, 689 F. Supp. 2d 675 (S.D.N.Y. 2010)
Represented at trial and on appeal the defendant in a major nationwide fraud case.

United States v. Prisco (S.D.N.Y. 2010)
Trial and appellate counsel in RICO trial which included charges of murder in aid of racketeering.

Crisis management representation for a high profile executive subjected to blackmail, resulting in the successful prosecution and conviction of the blackmailer. (2009-2010)

Grand Jury Investigation of East Side Tower Crane Collapse (2008-2010)
Although the Grand Jury returned indictments of other parties, neither the construction company we represented, nor its principals were indicted.

United States v. Al Kassar, 660 F.3rd 108 (2nd Cir. 2011)    
Trial and appellate counsel for major international arms dealer extradited from Spain.

People v. Wells (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2005)
Trial Counsel for a club promoter charged with murder in a vehicular homicide case.

SEC v. Eberhard Investment Advisors
United States v. Eberhard (S.D.N.Y. 2003-2005)

Defended a major television investment personality in parallel SEC and criminal proceedings alleging securities fraud.

United States v. U.S.P. & C., Inc. (E.D.N.Y. 2004)
Defended a corporation on an indictment alleging a massive nationwide fraud involving the billing of local telephone company customers.

People v. Cullen (Sup. Ct. Kings Co. 2002)
Trial counsel for clinic director in a Medicaid fraud trial.

United States v. Dacunto, 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42 (S.D.N.Y. 2000-2001)
Defended a securities broker in a criminal case involving a large scale conspiracy to inflate the trading price of several securities.

Greater Bridgeport Area Foundation (1999)
Retained by the Board to conduct an internal investigation.

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