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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.

Strengths

One client asserts: "The firm is at the very top and shows true excellence in all the work it performs."
The lawyers are regarded by sources as a "top-notch team. They pride themselves on excellence and hard work."

Another interviewee confirms that the attorneys' "knowledge and expertise in white-collar matters are unparalleled."

Notable practitioners

Benjamin Fischer is relied on by high-level employees and companies facing complex criminal proceedings arising out of allegations of financial misconduct.
"He is immensely likable, which effectively disarms everyone in the room; that is his secret weapon. He is effective in getting great results and moving a case forward." "A fabulous attorney with impeccable judgment and dedication." "Easy to get along with, smart and tactical."

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 real giant in the legal profession whose knowledge and experience are vast." "One of the best trial lawyers in the nation." "He's amazing. He's a really smart person - he's reasonable, practical and a fighter."

Jeremy Temkin is particularly noted for his expertise in matters involving criminal tax allegations, and regularly acts for both companies and individuals in high-stakes criminal investigations.
"One of the primary tax lawyers in New York City." "He is really smart - he's very sharp in what is a very complicated criminal area."

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 has an extremely sophisticated understanding of the law and how federal prosecutors tick. He excels at cooperating with prosecutors and other counsel while looking out for the interests of his client." "He is able to put himself in the shoes of his client and adopt their perspective. He takes his sophisticated knowledge of the law and tries to carve out the best way for the client."

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.

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 creative and dogged. I have seen him steal victory from the jaws of defeat." "He is super smart. He can see through the problems and get to the point of the matter."

Robert Anello 's sophisticated white-collar practice sees him regularly act for companies and individual clients facing significant criminal proceedings and investigations.
"Sharp-minded and ruthless in an effective way for the client. He comes in for the kill." "He has a great sense of when to fight and when to cooperate. A real strategist who can see the full playing field." "He's an outstanding lawyer and is the complete package. He does both sophisticated criminal and civil investigations, and is excellent in court."

Telemachus Kasulis ' practice regularly sees him handle internal and external investigations, regulatory proceedings and enforcement actions for a range of clients."He is incredibly insightful and smart, with exceptional judgment." "Responsive and available with a good knowledge of the case and strong follow-up."

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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations Department

Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C.

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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Benjamin S. Fischer
Band 5
Elkan Abramowitz
Senior Statespeople
Jeremy H Temkin
Band 2
Jonathan S Sack
Band 3
Richard D Weinberg
Band 3
Richard F Albert
Band 3