Eric Corngold, the head of Friedman Kaplan’s white collar department, is well known for his work in white collar criminal defense and investigations. Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, Mr. Corngold built a tremendous reputation as a public prosecutor in New York. Today, he puts the insight into the enforcement perspective that he gained through twenty-five years of public service to work representing businesses, their executives, and their employees during federal and state criminal investigations, as well as in regulatory matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission and other federal and state government agencies. He also conducts internal investigations for corporations and other institutions on behalf of officers, boards of directors, and audit committees.
Mr. Corngold served as New York State's Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice from 2007-2009, acting as the principal advisor to the New York Attorney General on litigation and policy concerning financial markets, antitrust matters, corporate and consumer fraud, and housing. Prior to this, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the EDNY for more than a decade, where he served as the office's Chief Assistant United States Attorney from 2005 to 2007, and the Chief of the office's Business and Securities Frauds Unit from 1999 to 2005.
His recent notable work includes representing the New Jersey Economic Development Authority in connection with the year-long task force investigation being conducted by Governor Phil Murphy as well as an investigation by the New Jersey Attorney General.
Mr. Corngold is the Chairman of the New York State University Construction Fund and a member of the Board of Trustees of SUNY, New York State’s network of public universities, where he serves as the chair of the Board’s Academic Medical Centers/Hospitals Committee and as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee. He is also an adjunct Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law, where he teaches a course on white collar crime.