Larry H. Krantz

Legal Honors

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Larry H. Krantz

Founding Member, Partner

Larry Krantz is a former federal prosecutor with decades of trial and appellate litigation experience in complex commercial and white-collar criminal matters.  He has tried over 25 cases before juries, judges and arbitration panels, and has argued over 25 appeals in federal and New York State appellate courts.

In criminal and regulatory matters, Mr. Krantz represents corporate executives and others drawn into investigations conducted by federal and state authorities including: the United States Attorney’s Offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), FINRA and various other regulators. Over the past four decades, he has been involved in many of the highest profile white-collar criminal cases.

In commercial matters, Mr. Krantz regularly represents public and private companies  in the prosecution and defense of complex business disputes including claims of:  breach of contract; fraud; breach of fiduciary duty; antitrust and unfair competition violations; RICO Act violations; and professional malpractice claims.  He has particular expertise representing life insurance carriers in disputes concerning life insurance policies.

He also represents individual investors, brokers and brokerage houses in FINRA arbitrations and proceedings concerning alleged broker misconduct.

He is described in Forbes as “among the most eminent defense lawyers in New York’s criminal bar.” His cross-examination of the government’s star witness at a trial arising out of the Madoff fraud was described in Forbes as “hitting it off the façade of the New York Stock exchange.”

He is listed in Chambers USA 2023 where he is described as an “incredibly skilled advocate and trial lawyer who cares deeply about his clients and goes the extra mile to get the best results.” He prides himself on representing his clients with tenacity, creativity, compassion and integrity.

Honors and Activities

Mr. Krantz is currently (or was formerly):

  • A Regent of the  American College of Trial Lawyers (an invitation only Fellowship).
  • A Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (an invitation only Fellowship)(admission pending).
  • A Trustee of the Practicing Law Institute
  • A Director of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers.
  • A Director of the Federal Bar Council (FBC).
  • The Chair of the FBC Committee on Sentencing and Alternatives to Incarceration.
  • A Member of the Joint Local Rules Committee for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
  • A Master in the FBC Inn of Court.
  • Ranked in Chambers USA 2023 for White-Collar Criminal Defense and Government Investigations.
  • Listed in Global Investigations Review: Who’s Who Legal (for White-Collar Defense).
  • Listed in SuperLawyers from 2009 -present (Member: Blue Ribbon Panel on White-Collar Defense).


  • Honorable I. Leo Glasser, United States District Judge, Eastern District New York – Law Clerk (1982-1983);
  • United States Attorneys’ Office, Eastern District of New York – Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Division (1983-1989);
  • Brooklyn Law School, Adjunct Instructor of Legal Writing
  • Leventhal, Slade & Krantz – Partner (1990-1997)
  • Krantz & Berman LLP (Co-Founding Partner since 1998)
  • Guest lectured on trial advocacy:  Brooklyn Law School, NYU School of Law, Cornell Law School, the Federal Bar Council and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Education and Publications

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Brooklyn Law Review, Case Comment Editor
  • SUNY at Stony Brook (B.A.)
  • Defending Federal Criminal Cases: Attacking the Government’s Proof (Law Journal Press 2023) – Chapter Author

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. States Supreme Court


  • Former Board Member, National Fragile X Foundation (former)
  • Member, National Council of Visitors, UC Davis MIND Institute