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Smith Villazor LLP

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

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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.

Strengths

The team comes recommended for its "outstanding trial lawyers in criminal, regulatory and civil litigation."Work highlights Retained by the chief operating officer of BitClub Network, Matthew Goettsche, in defense of criminal charges alleging that he was part of a $700 million Ponzi wire fraud scheme.

Notable practitioners

Patrick Smith is particularly noted for his trial work, offering significant experience handling proceedings for individuals facing all manner of criminal allegations.
"A skilled trial lawyer who fights hard for his clients. He is the real deal." "Excellent lawyer."

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.
"Outstanding trial lawyer."

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Overview

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: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Smith Villazor LLP

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Location

250 West 55th Street

30th Floor

New York

New York

USA

NY 10019

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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Patrick J Smith
Band 2
Rodney Villazor
Band 5