Experience

Representative Cases

  • Former senior officer of Magyar Telekom in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation conducted by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • The Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption in connection with matters being investigated by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
  • A foreign national banker under indictment in the United States in connection with the Southern District of New York’s investigation of numerous Swiss banks
  • Investor owned utility in New York State Moreland Commission investigation related to Hurricane Sandy
  • Project manager for a major construction company who was criminally charged in the Southern District of New York with fraud related to the use of an alleged sham minority owned business in order to satisfy bidding requirements for government contracts
  • Project manager for a Connecticut-based company under investigation for alleged fraud regarding the misuse of minority companies in order to satisfy bidding requirements for a government contract
  • A nationally-known thoroughbred trainer in a licensing revocation hearing before the New York State Racing and Wagering Board
  • The largest upstate New York privately-owned waste and recycling company in an 18 month criminal and civil investigation which originated from a whistleblower complaint
  • Former Governor Eliot Spitzer’s former communications director in a number of criminal and civil proceedings arising from the so-called “Troopergate” matter
  • Six physicians in a Department of Justice investigation regarding alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute.
  • An investment advisor under investigation by FINRA for alleged insider trading
  • Co-founder of a business proprietary school in Brooklyn who was indicted in the Eastern District of New York for fraud and theft of public money related to federal Pell and State TAP funds
  • Academic research institution in an investigation conducted by various New York State agencies, including the Office of State Comptroller and the Joint Commission on Public Ethics
  • Upstate New York businessman in the federal investigation and prosecution of former New York State Senate Majority Leader
  • A high-ranking New York State public official in the New York State Attorney General’s pension fraud investigation
  • The former CEO of a not-for-profit organization in a contract dispute and potential investigation into excessive executive compensation
  • The former outside financial consultant to the NBA Players’ Association in a matter prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
  • The former Chief Operating Officer of the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation in a legislative inquiry regarding not-for-profit executive compensation, and a related civil lawsuit regarding the exercise of his authority
  • Numerous companies, institutions and individuals under investigation by the New York State Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
  • United States v. Lawrence – successfully argued for significant downward departure over government’s objection, resulting in 37 month sentence where Guidelines called for 8 – 10 years, after trial conviction of former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of publicly traded company on 20 count indictment alleging an approximately $35 million fraud
  • United States v. Nacchio – obtained indictment against former Chief Executive Officer of Qwest Communications for insider trading in the alleged amount of $100 million (District of Colorado)
  • United States v. Fiallo – obtained guilty plea from former Chief Executive Officer of Enterasys Network Systems, Inc., to conspiracy to commit a $20 million securities fraud (District of New Hampshire)
  • United States v. Bode, et al. – secured trial convictions of 4 defendants on charges of RICO, money laundering, bank fraud, mail fraud, and interstate transportation of stolen property (District of Columbia)
  • People v. Carroll, 95 N.Y.2d 375 (2000) – successfully appealed rape and sexual assault convictions in the New York Court of Appeals; client was convicted of sexual assault at re-trial
  • People v. Masucci – successfully defended client accused of murder in first solo felony trial
  • People v. Starr – obtained dismissal of indictment, with prejudice, after jury selection based upon prosecutorial misconduct
  • People v. Berkerey – successfully defended client accused of sex crimes, which included successfully arguing a critical evidentiary exception to New York’s rape shield law
  • Numerous licensed professionals and law enforcement officers in New York State disciplinary or regulatory investigations and proceedings, and/or civil lawsuits
  • A physician who served on the Board of a biopharmaceutical company in an investigation being conducted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut and the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Company executive of a pallet company under federal indictment in the Northern District of New York for allegedly violating immigration laws
  • The owner of a Brooklyn-based service provider to pre-school children with special needs under investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office
  • WellCare in fraud investigation conducted by the United States Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida
  • A national car rental agency accused of discrimination
  • Major upstate New York HMO in contract dispute with physicians’ group
  • Title/settlement agent in a federal mortgage and bank fraud investigation and prosecution in the Northern District of New York
  • A number of Mike’s cases are successfully resolved or closed before any action is taken, and therefore remain confidential

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