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USA Guide 2022
New York Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
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2 Ranked Lawyers

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Smith Villazor LLP is boutique litigation firm in New York City founded by former federal prosecutors that has, at the core of its mission, the representation of individuals in government investigations. Among other distinguishing factors, founding partners Patrick Smith and Rodney Villazor have between them tried more than 40 cases to verdict. From major criminal cases to complex commercial disputes, Smith Villazor LLP has a depth of trial experience that many larger law firms lack. Smith Villazor LLP is a “go to” firm for clients in the highest profile investigations in the country to defend in government and regulatory investigations. Smith Villazor LLP also represents investment funds and corporate clients looking for conflict-free representation in complex civil litigation.

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Litigation: Specialist Firms in White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - New York
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What the team is known for

Respected boutique established by a strong group of former SDNY officials. Notable track record representing individuals in high-profile criminal trials, as well as domestic and international DOJ and SEC investigations involving a wide array of criminal allegations.

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Patrick J Smith
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Patrick Smith is particularly noted for his trial work, offering significant experience handling proceedings for individuals facing all manner of criminal allegations.
"He is a very tough advocate for his client who has great judgment about when to push and when to cooperate with the government."

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Rodney Villazor
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Rodney Villazor provides individuals and companies with representation in a range of criminal and civil proceedings. His experience includes cases involving allegations of financial fraud.
"Rodney is highly effective at communicating complex issues to clients and is a very strategic thinker." "Rodney Villazor has a unique ability to relate to clients and make them feel comfortable in challenging environments."

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