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notable cases

United States v. James Grant, 16 Cr. 468, S.D.N.Y. – 4 Count Indictment: Honest Services Wire Fraud and Receipt of Bribes and Unlawful Gratuities.  Defending NYPD Deputy Inspector James Grant in alleged "Cops on Call" corruption case.

United States v. Matthew Libous, 14 Cr. 448 (VB), S.D.N.Y. – 7 Count Indictment: Obstructing the Internal Revenue Service and Subscribing to False Tax Returns. Assistant trial counsel. Three-day bench trial to verdict resulting in acquittal on top 4 Counts.

Armin Augstein v. Anthony Ryan Leslie and NextSelection, Inc., 11 Civ. 7512 (HB), S.D.N.Y. – Lead attorney defending celebrity music producer and artist in high-profile $1,000,000 breach of contract case. Defeated plaintiff’s motion to bifurcate trial. Successful in suppressing statements against interest and defendant admissions. Three-day trial to verdict.

27-24 Tavern Corp. v. Dutch Kills Centraal, et al., 14 Civ. 1625 (FLB), E.D.N.Y. – Lead attorney representing plaintiff world-renowned cocktail bar in action against competing cocktail bar for Lanham Act Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition. Two-day evidentiary hearing on preliminary injunction motion. Case pending.

People v. Deondre Ellis-Vasquez, Indictment No. 2373/2014 – 8 Count Indictment: Attempted Murder Second Degree, Multiple First Degree Gang Assault counts, Possession of Loaded Firearm. Mr. Ellis-Vasquez was one of approximately 115 alleged gang members arrested in the largest gang bust in New York history in June of 2014, part of Operation Crew Cut. Plea to 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Loaded Firearm in the 2nd Degree (C felony) and 1 Count of Conspiracy in the 3rd Degree (D felony), sentenced to 4 years incarceration.

People v. Gregory Manganello, Indictment No. 1805-2014 – 17 Count Indictment: Multiple First Degree Criminal Sale of Controlled Substance (A1 felony) counts – cocaine. Plea to 1 count of Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance (B felony), sentenced to 2 years incarceration. Served 9 months with SHOCK Program.

United States v. Benito Del Rosario, 12 Cr. 81 (KBF), S.D.N.Y. – 1 Count Indictment: Conspiracy to Distribute 30 kilograms of heroin.  Assistant trial counsel. Four-day trial to verdict.

United States v. Frank DiMattina, 12 Cr. 705 (JBW), E.D.N.Y. – 5 Count Indictment: Conspiracy, Extortion, and Firearms. Assistant trial counsel. Four-day trial resulting in acquittal on 3 Counts.

RECENT appearances

Panelist Speaker - LSAC New York Law Forum, October 18, 2014

Keynote Speaker, New York Law School, March 15, 2013: Legal Scholar Program

Speaker, New York Law School, January 23, 2013: Law and Journalism

TV Appearance on Inside Edition, November 29, 2012

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admissions

New York State Courts
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Professional affiliations

American Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
Columbian Lawyers First Judicial Department

education

New York Law School, J.D., 2011
Fordham University, B.A. Political Science, 2006