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White Collar Defense

Overview

Anderson Kill provides effective representation to entities, institutions, and individuals who are subject to governmental agency proceedings.  Government regulators ever increasingly commence civil and administrative proceedings, government investigations, enforcement proceedings, and criminal prosecutions throughout the United States.  Our firm was founded by former government attorneys and continues to boast a significant number of attorneys with a broad range of experience dealing with government agencies.  Our team of attorneys includes former prosecutors, agency attorneys, regulators and judges as well as defense attorneys.

When a client receives an inquiry or subpoena from a government agency or prosecutor, we work quickly with the client to develop a sound response.  Often we are able to head off formal proceedings by conducting an internal investigation, structuring our client’s defenses, negotiating with government attorneys, and designing and implementing corporate compliance programs.

When necessary, we are also fully prepared to litigate against the government on our clients’ behalf.  Anderson Kill attorneys have extensive experience successfully resolving a broad range of matters stretching all the way from antitrust to organized crime.  We have represented individuals and businesses in administrative, civil and enforcement proceeding, instituted by (among other agencies,) the United States DOJ, various state Attorneys General, the SEC, IRS, CFTC, EPA, OCC, FINRA and state agencies, such as environmental regulators. We have represented people and businesses whether they were subjects, targets, witnesses, or defendants up to and including in grand jury investigations, criminal trials and appeals.

Anderson Kill’s White Collar Defense Practice Group attorneys also partner with our insurance recovery attorneys to seek insurance coverage for losses and defense costs wherever possible.

We have represented clients in the following areas

  • Accounting Fraud
  • Antitrust and Unfair Competition
  • Business Fraud
  • Commodities Fraud
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Environmental
  • False Claims and Whistleblowing
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Contracting
  • HealthCare
  • Money Laundering
  • Official Corruption
  • RICO
  • Securities Fraud
  • Tax
  • Trademark

Experience

  1. Represented medical doctor in $10m honest services bribery and medical fraud case post trial-obtained a 95% below-guideline sentence.
  2. Represented pharmacy owner in alleged $10m Stark violation and bribery conspiracy matter-all charges dismissed after three-year investigation.
  3. Represented broker/dealer accused of $3m fraud, money laundering-obtained probationary sentence.
  4. Represented investment bank in alleged civil RICO and FINRA violation lawsuit-won summary judgment compelling arbitration for our client, then plaintiff failed to pursue arbitration while it litigated against other remaining defendants, and then time for arbitration expired, matter dismissed in all forums.
  5. Represented large commercial real estate company in dispute with New York City Department of Buildings in dispute related to tax subsidies-no liability found against client.
  6. Represented foreign bank in $5m commercial litigation with criminal money laundering implications in federal court-settled matter without liability finding against client.
  7. Represented broker/dealer accused of honest services bribery conspiracy with fund manager for state asset fund-obtained 90% below-guideline sentence.
  8. Represented attorney in bribery and honest services conspiracy with state and municipal politicians-obtained lowest sentence of all members of conspiracy.
  9. Represented member of municipal government investigated for election fraud-met with investigators and presented defense, no charges filed.
  10. Represented company and conducted internal investigation after client subpoenaed by state licensing board of misdirection of state licensed cannabis products-no loss of license or penalties assessed by state against company.
  11. Represented CFO of international corporation in >$350m fraud matter-obtained 90-day sentence (below lifetime imprisonment guideline).
  12. Represented broker/dealer before SEC in debt-to-equity conversion investigation-no criminal charges filed, no SEC finding against B/D.
  13. Represented two students in university Title IX investigations-both students allowed to graduate with full degree.
  14. Represented dozens of witnesses before federal and state grand juries, parallel investigations (SEC, DOJ, state tax or licensing boards).
  15. Represented many attorneys before state disciplinary committees and before courts in contempt proceedings.
  16. Represented several judges before New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
  17. Represented Canadian manufacturer of transportation equipment in various U.S. matters. Served as lead attorney and national coordinating counsel (selecting and supervising numerous local counsel) in defense of over ten thousand related asbestos exposure claims brought by railway workers in multiple states. Crafted structure for global settlement including all relevant locomotive manufacturer defendants, their corporate successors, and historical insurers.
  18. Represented related firms engaged in brokerage of complex money market instruments. Both prosecuted and defended “employee raiding” and “non-compete” cases in courts and in arbitration proceedings.
  19. Represented major investment bank engaged to build an electric cogeneration plant and sell to a Virgin Islands public utility sixty percent of power needed by the island of St. Croix.
  20. Assisted in conducting injunction proceedings against Governor, utility, and disappointed competing bidders before District Court. Conducted related subsequent AAA arbitration.
  21. Assisted in representation of client charged in high profile criminal securities fraud case and related civil litigation.
  22. Assisted in representation of City in defense of construction delay claims made in connection with building municipal sewage treatment plant on Staten Island.
  23. Represented pharmaceutical company in which the client (a major private equity firm) had substantial investment in various litigations, including defense of injunction action instituted by purchaser of related business.
  24. Represented estate of original owner of pharmaceutical company in defense of CERCLA action for environmental clean-up of factory site.
  25. Represented international luxury real estate brokerage in defense of injunction proceeding brought by terminated Florida affiliate.
  26. Represented major multi-national financial services corporation in arbitration and subsequent appeal concerning claim brought by disappointed participant in merger related securities “lottery.”
  27. Assisted in conducting internal investigations and related negotiations with regulatory/prosecutorial agencies in connection with allegations of illegal corporate campaign contributions; ticket scalping by luxury hotels; and bribery and kickback scheme for building maintenance contracts.

Lead counsel and investigator in the federal prosecution of over 20 members of a national drug robbery ring. The ring specialized in posing as police officers to kidnap, torture and rob drug traffickers. Successfully prosecuted an NYPD Officer for conspiring with the ring.

Investigated and tried 2 men who tortured and murdered a family of 5, including a 13-year-old boy. Their back-to-back trials, lasting 3 months each, resulted in murder convictions.

Oversaw the investigation and prosecution of the leaders of a gang that controlled one of the largest housing developments in the Bronx. Obtained indictments for 18 members of their crew. Windley and his top lieutenant were convicted after trial and all the remaining defendants pled guilty.

Led a multi-agency federal and state task force (including the DEA, NYPD, U.S. Customs, U.S. Marshals Service and various local and state prosecutorial agencies) prosecution of transnational drug organization that imported cocaine and heroin from Mexico and then used commercial delivery companies to ship narcotics throughout the U.S. Successfully prosecuted 16 leaders and members of this organization.

Reinvestigated a 17-year old murder conviction trial after the defendant made credible claims of innocence and prosecutorial misconduct. Successfully moved to vacate the conviction.

Events

Dartmouth Lawyers Association Annual Mid-Winter Meeting
  • Samuel M. Braverman
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  • January 26, 2024
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  • Dartmouth University
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Use of Geo-location in Investigation
  • Jeremy B. Shockett
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  • October 6, 2023
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  • The Hythe, 715 West Lionshead Circle, Vail, Colorado
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Adeptly Handle Governmental Legal Matters – Ethics
  • Jeremy B. Shockett
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  • November 30, 2022
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  • Live Webinar
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Examining Police Liability Cases: Wrongful arrest, excessive force, denial of fair trial rights, and interference with constitutional rights
  • Samuel M. Braverman Jeremy B. Shockett
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  • June 12, 2024
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Defending a Murder Case: Death is Different – Overview of the Homicide Trials
  • Samuel M. Braverman
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  • October 20, 2023
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Roundtable Discussion on “How to Start A Private Defense Practice”
  • Samuel M. Braverman
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  • March 27, 2024
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Hot Topics and Trends in Police Liability
  • Jeremy B. Shockett
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  • June 2, 2023
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Federal Trial Techniques You Should Bring to Your State Trials
  • Samuel M. Braverman
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  • May 19, 2023
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  • Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, New York 12207
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The Role of the Criminal Defense Attorney in Homicide Prosecutions
  • Samuel M. Braverman
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  • April 11, 2022
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  • Live Webinar
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Departures and Variances at Sentencing in Federal Court
  • Samuel M. Braverman
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  • April 5, 2022
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  • Fordham Law School
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Negotiating Plea Agreements in Federal Court
  • Samuel M. Braverman
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  • February 5, 2022
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  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
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Government, Privacy, and Ethics in the Digital Age
  • Samuel M. Braverman
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  • October 22, 2020
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Federal Practice for the State Practitioner: “Advocating for Your Client at Sentencing”
  • Samuel M. Braverman
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  • September 21, 2020
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Publications

The Big Decision Before the Trump Verdict
  • The Wall Street Journal
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People v. Trump May Hinge on Prior-Crimes Admissibility
  • Law360
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THE TRUMP INDICTMENT IS FAR FROM AN OPEN-AND-SHUT CASE: BUT ITS MAIN WEAKNESSES ARE FACTUAL, NOT LEGAL, AND COURTS WON’T OBJECT TO IT AS SELECTIVE PROSECUTION
  • The Wall Street Journal
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D.A. FACES SIGNIFICANT HURDLES IN TRUMP ‘HUSH MONEY’ CASE
  • New York Law Journal
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PPP FRAUD PROSECUTIONS COMING AS FEDERAL PROSECUTORS RAMP UP INVESTIGATIONS
  • Anderson Kill Internal Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert
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News

Special Edition: Charging the Jury in New York v. Trump (Podcast)
  • May 23, 2024
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Former Buildings Chief Accused of Trading Favors for $150,000 in Bribes
  • September 13, 2023
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One-on-One with One of the Attorneys in “Newburgh Four” Case
  • July 30, 2023
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Anderson Kill Adds Ex-Assistant Counsel to NY Gov. Hochul
  • July 6, 2023
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Reconstructing Lost Policies a Worthwhile Task, Experts Say
  • July 24, 2023
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Goldman Discusses Cabaret Law with WBAI
  • May 16, 2023
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Trump’s Bravado Tested as Legal Woes Overlap With Campaign
  • April 6, 2023
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Trump Facing 34 Criminal Charges
  • April 5, 2023
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Case Against Donald Trump Leaves Defense Ample Openings, Say Legal Authorities
  • April 4, 2023
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CNN Tonight: Trump Indictment
  • April 3, 2023
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New York DA’s office debated whether it can beat Trump in court
  • February 24, 2022
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR — NOV. 21, 2021
  • November 21, 2021
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Analysis: Serious Tax Charges Test Loyalty of Longtime Trump Ally
  • July 1, 2021
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Judge Ethan Greenberg Joins Anderson Kill as a Shareholder in New York – CCBJ
  • March 30, 2021
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JUDGE ETHAN GREENBERG JOINS ANDERSON KILL AS A SHAREHOLDER IN NEW YORK
  • March 23, 2021
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People

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Samuel M. Braverman

Shareholder , New York, Newark

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Sheldon Eisenberger

Shareholder , New York

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Jerry S. Goldman

Shareholder , New York, Philadelphia

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James A. Goodridge

Attorney , New York

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Ethan Greenberg

Shareholder , New York

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Fiona R. Hogan

Attorney , New York

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Robert M. Horkovich

Firm Managing Shareholder , New York

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Lawrence Kill

Of Counsel , New York

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Jason Kosek

Attorney , New York

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Keith A. Lazere

Shareholder , New York

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Seán McCabe

Attorney , New York

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Jeremy B. Shockett

Shareholder , New York

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Key Contact(s)
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Samuel M. Braverman
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