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Prior Representations

Complex Commercial Litigation

Represented

  • Lockheed Martin Corp. in a trade secrets and computer fraud case in Lockheed Martin v, L-3 Communications, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin Corp. on RICO claims in Lockheed Martin v. The Boeing Company.
  • Hedge fund officer in an SEC enforcement action.
  • Securitron Magnalock and obtained jury verdict in a RICO, libel and slander case affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Securitron Magnalock v. Schnabolk.
  • Lifschultz Fast Freight in an antitrust litigation against other trucking companies. Lifschultz Fast Freight, Inc. v. Consolidated Freightways Corp. of Delaware.

White Collar Representations

Have represented numerous corporations and individuals under criminal investigation by the United State Department of Justice for complex commercial and tax crimes.  Defended numerous criminal cases in federal court including the acquittal of all defendants by a jury in United States v. Stella , 1990 WL 128918 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 27, 1990).

Other representations include:

  • a Chinese National in a criminal prosecution for human trafficking (E.D.N.Y.)
  • Former New York State Senate Majority Leader John Sampson in U.S. v. Sampson (E.D.N.Y.)
  • Al Sharpton and the National Action Network in federal investigations, as publicly reported.  All matters were resolved.
  • New York City contractor during federal and local investigations into Mayor de Blasio’s political fundraising.  Secured immunity for CEO.  No charges were brought.

Federal Prosecution Experience

Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York (SDNY).  Prosecuted a wide array of white-collar criminal matters including bank frauds, bankruptcy frauds, stock frauds, complex financial frauds, environmental crimes, and tax crimes.  First prosecutor in the SDNY to use the RICO statute to prosecute traditional white collar criminal offenses.  Tried over 25 cases before juries including successful prosecutions of Mafia bosses Russell Bufalino and Frank Tieri, and the RICO prosecution of ten individuals predicated on securities fraud and bankruptcy fraud violations for the formation and operations of The Westchester Premier Theater.

Assistant Special Watergate Prosecutor with the Watergate Special Prosecution Force.  Conducted grand jury investigations into misuse of federal agencies and other allegations of criminal conduct related to the break-in at Democratic National Headquarters.  Examined all of the principals in the Watergate scandal before the various Watergate grand juries.

Libel defense for media publications.

Represented the Albuquerque Journal in Stover v. Journal Pub. Co.

Whistleblower cases.

Represented Lenox Hill Hospital in Rodgers v. Lenox Hill Hosp.

Contract disputes.

Represented Diners Club in Carte Blanche (Singapore PTE., Ltd.) v. Diners Club Intern., Inc.

Insurance coverage disputes.

Represented the Albuquerque Journal in Pub. Co. v. American Home Assur.  Co.

Defamation.

Represented American Airlines in Criales v. American Airlines, Inc.

Protection of Trade Secrets and Computer Data

First preliminary injunction under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act relating to the entry of a company database through a public Web site using the company’s confidential and proprietary information.  EF Cultural Travel BV v. Explorica, Inc.

Over 15 injunctions for clients under the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Over 40 injunctions enforcing post-employment restrictive covenants for The Prudential Insurance Company of America.

Injunctions enforcing covenants not to compete.

Represented Prudential Insurance Company in numerous enforcement actions in courts all over the United States and other companies including Garber Brothers in Garber Bros., Inc. v. Evlek.

Data Compliance

Assist companies in designing and reviewing data corporate compliance programs. As part of this program, advise corporations on designing programs to protect intellectual property, trade secrets data.  Have conducted a trade secrets audit of a major national health insurance company to assist the company in establishing systems, agreements, and procedures to protect its confidential and proprietary and trade secret protected data.

Internal Investigations

Conduct and direct internal investigations for corporate clients into allegations of internal fraud and theft including a well-publicized investigation in Chicago into allegations of abuse of corporate assets by the President of Florsheim.  In many instances these investigations have resulted in RICO actions being filed against the wrongdoers.

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