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Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C.

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

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What the team is known for

Esteemed litigation boutique, widely acclaimed for its market-leading white-collar defense practice. Offers an impressive breadth of expertise in regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, particularly those arising from the financial services industry. Fields a deep bench of formidable litigators with experience with acting on some of the most high-profile criminal trials of recent times, as well as advising on internal investigations. Broad criminal defense expertise includes matters involving allegations of financial fraud, FCPA violations and money laundering.


"Morvillo Abramowitz is a top-flight white-collar boutique. They are among the elite."

"They are very prestigious, classy, and have a very strong reputation in the business crime sector in New York."

"Their ability to extract and use evidence from a vast array of documents is astonishing, and their work ethic and teamwork is exceptional."

Notable practitioners

Benjamin Fischer is relied on by high-level employees and companies facing complex criminal proceedings arising out of allegations of financial misconduct.
"Benjamin has a terrific brain and a strong, strategic sense." "He is utterly charming."

Brian Jacobs is noted for his sophisticated representation of individuals facing white-collar criminal indictments and government investigations.
"Brian is a very strong and creative lawyer." "A superb writer who is very knowledgeable on the law."

Elkan Abramowitz draws on decades of experience to represent individual and corporate clients in high-stakes criminal matters involving all forms of white-collar allegations.
"A dean of the white-collar Bar." "Elkan is among the most accomplished and capable lawyers in the US."

Jeremy Temkin is noted for his expertise in matters involving criminal tax allegations, and regularly acts for both companies and individuals in high-stakes criminal investigations.
"An excellent lawyer with very good judgment."

Jonathan Sack is a respected criminal litigator who draws on extensive experience to represent companies and individuals facing a wide variety of criminal allegations. 
"He is a great lawyer who is client-oriented and practical." "He listens to his clients extremely well to understand their objectives and think about strategies."

Richard Weinberg offers significant experience defending clients facing sensitive and complex investigations by a number of organizations and regulatory bodies, including both the DOJ and SEC. He is a go-to attorney for both companies and individuals.
"He has excellent judgment, is even-keeled and very strategic." "He is a very effective practitioner."

Richard Albert 's broad practice sees him represent clients under regulatory investigation, as well as defending against criminal allegations including securities fraud, money laundering and FCPA violations.
"He is incredibly effective and it is a great fortune to have him as a defense attorney." "One of the fiercest cross-examiners I have ever seen."

Robert Anello 's sophisticated white-collar practice sees him regularly act for companies and individual clients facing significant criminal proceedings and investigations.
"Robert is energetic as can be, provides zealous representation, is so committed to his clients and demonstrates incredible professionalism." "He gives holistic legal views." "I would trust Robert Anello with the most challenging and sophisticated matters."

Robert Radick frequently defends companies in white-collar criminal proceedings and investigations. He has particular expertise working with healthcare sector clients.
"Robert Radick is a remarkably calm and steady presence who is deeply knowledgeable and widely respected by his peers, government attorneys and the bench." "His work product and efficiency are amazing." "When he is on your team you get 150 percent."

Telemachus Kasuli s' practice regularly sees him handle internal and external investigations, regulatory proceedings and enforcement actions for a range of clients.
"A rigorous thinker who brings an extraordinary level of acuity and sophistication to his work." "Telemachus Kasulis is an impressive lawyer who brings to bear deep experience, sound judgment and respect from prosecutors and judges alike." "He has impeccable judgment and analytical clarity when evaluating matters."

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White collar criminal defense matters require trial lawyers who are not afraid to fight for their clients in conference rooms or courtrooms. This is the cornerstone on which our reputation is built. With an unmatched depth of experience in handling complex white collar criminal cases from investigation through trial and appeal, we regularly represent corporate and individual clients in inquiries and investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, foreign authorities, state attorneys general, local prosecutors, and in all stages of white collar criminal litigation. Our services range from advising targets of grand jury investigations and witnesses who must appear before them, to guiding clients through the indictment, pretrial, negotiation phases, and representing our clients at trial and on appeal. We also frequently 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, congressional committees, and state and federal agencies.

In recent years, we have been at the forefront of every major white collar issue. Our lawyers are thought leaders who have been recognized for their trial skills by professional organizations, lecture frequently on issues relating to criminal law, and regularly contribute to various well-known publications. The lawyers at our firm have a broad range of prior experience in government service.

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C.


565 Fifth Avenue

New York

New York


NY 10017

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New York

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Benjamin S. Fischer
Band 5
Brian Jacobs
Up and Coming
Elkan Abramowitz
Senior Statespeople
Jeremy H Temkin
Band 2
Jonathan S Sack
Band 3
Richard D Weinberg
Band 3

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