Larry H. Krantz
Larry H. Krantz is a former federal prosecutor with over thirty years of trial and appellate litigation experience, having tried over 25 cases to verdict or other resolution. He principally litigates white-collar criminal, regulatory, securities and complex commercial matters. He prides himself on representing his clients with skill, tenacity, creativity, and integrity.
In criminal and regulatory matters, Mr. Krantz represents corporate executives and other individuals involved in investigations conducted by the United States Attorney's Offices, the District Attorney's Offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other federal and state agencies. Over the past three decades, he has been involved in many of the highest profile criminal cases and investigations, including the Madoff fraud, Enron, and other major accounting and securities fraud cases.
In civil matters, he represents public and private companies (including financial institutions and insurers), as well as individuals, in complex business disputes frequently involving allegations of fraud and/or breach of contract. He also represents both individual investors and brokerage houses in FINRA arbitrations concerning alleged broker misconduct.
Mr. Krantz has successfully tried a wealth of criminal and civil cases in federal courts, state courts and in arbitration forums. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (www.actl.com) and the Litigation Counsel of America (www.trialcounsel.org). He was also selected for inclusion in the New York and Corporate Counsel editions of Superlawyers (www.superlawyers.com), has attained Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer review rating, and is listed in the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
Honors and Activities: Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (Vice-Chair, Downstate Committee); Listed in SuperLawyers (2009-present); Director (former), New York Council of Defense Lawyers (www.nycdl.org); Member, Joint Local Rules Committee for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; Chair, Federal Bar Council Committee on Sentencing; Member, Attorney Grievance Committee for the Southern District of New York; Master, Federal Bar Council Inn of Court; Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; and Co-Author of the treatise Defending Federal Criminal Cases: Attacking the Government's Proof (Law Journal Press).
Experience: Mr. Krantz began his career as a litigation associate at Proskauer Rose LLP, an international law firm. In 1982, he left Proskauer to serve as the first law clerk for the Honorable I. Leo Glasser, United States District Judge, Eastern District of New York. Following his Clerkship, from 1983-1989, Mr. Krantz served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Eastern District of New York, where he successfully prosecuted cases involving financial fraud, arms-export violations, tax evasion, bribery, organized crime and narcotics trafficking. During his time at the United States Attorney's Office he received numerous awards and commendations for outstanding service, and also served as an Adjunct Instructor of Legal Writing for Brooklyn Law School.
Education: Mr. Krantz graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1980, where he was an Editor and Member of the Brooklyn Law Review. He was also on the Dean's List. During law school he authored "Mistrial Over Defense Objection: Review Under the Double Jeopardy Clause," published at 45 Brooklyn Law Review 999 (1979). He also served as a student Law Clerk on the United States Court Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Bar Admissions: Mr. Krantz is admitted to practice in New York (1981), the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of New York (1983), Southern District of New York (1993) and District of Connecticut (1993); the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second Circuit (1989) and Eighth Circuit (1993); and the United States Supreme Court (1996).