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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice
everywhere, whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.


Advice On A Full Range Of Civil & Criminal Matters


The firm delivers distinct legal advisory services and premium counsel focused on civil and criminal litigation. The inciteful perspectives and real-time service is rooted in decades of experience at both the federal and state level. One-to-one communication with our clients is of utmost importance and a focus on delivering results is the aim.

The counsel provided is built on the principles of service, advocacy, community consciousness, commitment, professionalism, and skill. Success is a direct result of the quality of work and attention to detail in every matter in which we manage.

Legal excellence, focus on fairness, and a desire to maintain justice are expectations all clients deserve. Clients select us because of the unique qualifications and breadth of legal experience to represent their diverse set of legal needs. Experience effectively equips us to utilizes skill and knowledge to provide the best legal representation for our clients. The Firm’s commitment to  justice is the driving force behind results that come from a wealth of experience over decades of litigation.


The complexity of civil and criminal law cannot be underestimated.  Litigation and the nature of procedures require unique expertise and years of experience.  Legal practice, procedure, rules, and standards change between jurisdictions and only decades of experience can prepare a litigant for success. Facts and law are important, however, procedure can contribute to success in any legal matter.

In a criminal context, a dedication to providing clients with the highest level of quality representation is our focus. Personal attention given to each case helps ensure clients have a solution tailored to their unique needs.  Our goal is to protect our clients legal rights, represent their interests, and help them receive the best possible outcome.

45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY
Mon-Sun: 8am – 8pm

Meet Nick Akerman

Founder & Senior Counsel

Nick Akerman is a New York lawyer with over 30 years of legal experience who represents clients in complex civil and criminal matters and high-profile government investigations.

He is an expert on the criminal and civil applications of the Racketeer and Corrupt Organizations Statute (“RICO”), the Economic Espionage Act, the federal Securities Laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and State Trade Secret and Restrictive Covenant Laws. He also is an expert on computer crime and the protection of competitively sensitive information and computer data. Nick regularly obtains injunctions for his clients under the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and trade secret laws in various federal courts around the country requiring computer thieves to return stolen computer data and prohibiting the dissemination of the data to competitors. He also guides clients in developing systems, policies and protocols to protect computer data.

Prior to private practice, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he prosecuted a wide array of white collar criminal matters, including bank frauds, bankruptcy frauds, stock frauds, complex financial frauds, environmental and tax crimes. Nick was also an Assistant Special Watergate Prosecutor with the Watergate Special Prosecution Force under Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski.

Nick appears regularly on MSNBC and CNN concerning criminal law issues and speaks and writes regularly on protecting computer data and has been a featured quoted expert on national issues in such publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, The Hill, Politico, and US News & World Report. Nick has been a featured quoted expert on computer fraud and computer security issues in the New York Times, USA Today, the San Jose Mercury News, the Boston Globe, the St. Louis Dispatch, the Sacramento Bee, Forbes, ComputerWorld, CFO Magazine, CNET, CNET Japan, ZDNet, MSN, Internet Week and the Weekly Homeland Security Newsletter.


Listed as a “New York Super Lawyer,” 2009 – 2022

Special Commendations by the Department of Justice for Outstanding Achievements


University of Massachusetts, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude



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