Krantz & Berman LLP has a wealth of experience representing individuals and businesses in white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters. Our lawyers are dedicated to representing and counseling our clients aggressively and effectively at every stage of a criminal or regulatory proceeding including investigation, indictment or complaint, plea negotiations, trial, sentencing and any necessary appeals.

Experienced White-Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys

Our white-collar criminal defense attorneys are all former federal prosecutors with extensive government experience. As former United States and Assistant United States Attorneys, we are familiar with how the government handles investigations and prosecutions, and bring that experience to bear in counseling and defending our clients. We also understand that criminal investigations and prosecutions, whether as a witness, subject or a target, are stressful proceedings with which most of our clients have had no prior experience. With a gentle hand, sound judgment, relentless determination and zealous advocacy, we represent our clients through every phase of criminal proceedings, including presentations designed to avoid arrest or indictment, trials, plea negotiations, sentencings and appeals.

We represent clients involved in federal and state white-collar criminal investigations and cases arising out of a variety of financial crimes including:

  • Bank Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Accounting Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Tax Fraud
  • Sarbanes Oxley Violations
  • Insider Trading
  • Bid Rigging
  • Mail and Wire Fraud
  • Currency Transaction Violations
  • Antitrust Violations
  • Extortion
  • Bribery
  • Money Laundering
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • RICO Violations
  • Embezzlement
  • Perjury

Our firm routinely handles criminal proceedings initiated by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York and the District of New Jersey as well as the New York County District Attorney and the Attorney General of the State of New York. Our firm has represented witnesses and targets in many of the recent high-profile criminal cases brought against public corporations, insurance companies, banks and mutual funds.

Regulatory Enforcement Actions

Krantz & Berman LLP regularly represents clients in proceedings and investigations brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Federal Reserve. We have represented clients in a multitude of regulatory enforcement actions including allegations of:

  • Insider Trading
  • Accounting Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Illegal Trading Practices
  • Material Misrepresentation or Omission

Our representation also extends to out-of-state clients who have federal criminal cases or regulatory enforcement matters pending in other jurisdictions.  Where necessary, we work with local counsel.

We are dedicated to providing creative solutions and powerful strategies to solve our clients' legal challenges.