I have been a trial lawyer for over 27 years, and during that period I have had success at every level of the Federal and State Criminal Justice Systems. As a prosecutor in the office of Robert Morgenthau, the Manahttan DA's Office, I tried Murder cases, including one against William Kuntsler and Ronald Kuby that was broadcast on Court TV, and I became a supervisor before leaving to join the Department of Justice. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York I focused on complex white collar and securities fraud cases. I successfully prosecuted two C.E.O.s of publicly traded companies, as well as a defendant who ran the largest stolen car "chop shop" in the eastern United States. I investigated and indicted David H. Brooks, whose company manufactured body armor for the U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, for securities fraud and obstruction of justice.
I handled appeals in the Appellate Division, the New York Court of Appeals, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
At Garfunkel Wild I have defended individuals accused of fraud, sex offenses, and DWI in the federal and state courts. None of my clients have been sentenced to prison, and I have obtained numerous dismissals and/or acquittals of criminal charges.
Licensed since 1985
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Moot Court Oral Advocacy||Kramer Dilloff Tessel Duffy and Moore||1984|
|Partner||Garfunkel Wild, P.C.||2008 - Present|
|Assistant U.S. Attorney||United States Department of Justice||2003 - 2008|
|Assistant District Attorney, Deputy Bureau Chief||New York County District Attorney||1984 - 2003|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Health Law Section||N/A||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section||N/A||2008 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section||N/A||2008 - Present|
|American Health Lawyers Association, Fraud and Abuse Practice Group||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Eastern District U.S. Attorney's Association||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Hogan-Morgenthau Association||N/A||1985 - Present|
|Prosecutor: United States v. David H. Brooks, et al.||Mr. Brooks and Ms. Hatfield have been convicted and are awaiting sentence|
|Prosecutor: United States v. Irwin Selinger||Mr. Selinger was convicted of Securities Fraud.|
|Prosecutor: People v. Kevin McKiever||McKiever was convicted of Murder.|
|St John's University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|University of Arizona||Government and International Affairs||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|CLE - The New NY Ethics Code||Ethics||2010|
|Win Your First Civil Trial||Trial Practice||N/A|