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Join judges from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, Clerks and Chief Executives of the Courts, seasoned federal criminal practitioners and academics at this program specifically designed for state criminal practitioners seeking to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to establish and develop a federal criminal practice. This program will also serve as a good refresher for federal criminal practitioners interested in hearing about the latest issues and developments in the Second Circuit, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Completion of the program enhances an attendee’s prospects for acceptance to the Criminal Justice Act Panels in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Benjamin Brafman, Esq.
Benjamin Brafman is the principal of Brafman & Associates, P.C. law firm located in Manhattan. Mr. Brafman’s firm specializes in criminal law with an emphasis on White Collar criminal defense.
Mr. Brafman, a former Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, has been in private practice since 1980. Mr. Brafman is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and was selected by New York Magazine as the “Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in New York.” He is also the recipient of the “first” ever Clarence Darrow Award for Distinguished Practitioner by the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Mr. Brafman has represented a wide range of high-profile celebrities, business leaders, lawyers and professionals in major criminal cases throughout the country including most recently the NY Giants superstar Plaxico Burress and former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Mark B. Rosen, Esq.
Mark Rosen's practice includes the representation of chief executive and senior level executives as well as academics. He represents clients in their employment negotiations and contracts.
Mr. Rosen is a former assistant district attorney in the Kings County District Attorney's office where he spent his time in the Investigations, Trial, Grand Jury and Rackets Bureau. He has been on the faculty at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for more than fifteen years. Mr. Rosen teaches Evidence, Constitutional Law and security related law courses. He has lectured on law, security and terrorism matters for the United Nations. He is currently developing legal training courses for United Nations diplomatic mission personnel. He developed and designed a course on Terrorism and the Law which has been sold out each semester it has been offered at John Jay.
Mr. Rosen conducts continuing education courses on Evidence for Forensic Psychiatrists at NYU/Bellevue and has developed and conducted numerous continuing legal education courses. Mr. Rosen is a graduate of Alfred University and Brooklyn law School. He is an active member of NYCLA and has conducted numerous CLE courses on such topics as Electronic Discovery, Terrorism, Federal Practice and others for the association. In addition, he developed and moderated a CLE course titled "Criminal Law Update" now in its third year at John Jay.
Joel Cohen, Esq.
Joel Cohen, an experienced white-collar criminal lawyer, joined the firm in 1985 after ten years as a prosecutor, first with the New York State Special Prosecutor’s Office and, second, as an Assistant Attorney-in-Charge with the U.S. Justice Department’s Organized Crime & Racketeering Section (E.D.N.Y.). In those positions, he concentrated in the investigation, prosecution and trial of organized crime figures and corruption cases involving high-ranking public officials in New York, including the top leadership of the Colombo crime family, many members of the elite narcotics division of the New York Police Department, and the first ever prosecution of a sitting FBI agent.
Since arriving at Stroock, Mr. Cohen has represented and actively counseled individuals and corporations that have been investigated and/or prosecuted for alleged federal racketeering, securities violations, tax evasion, bribery, fraud, corruption, obstruction of justice, money laundering, environmental offenses, and customs violations involving alleged international frauds. He has also represented attorneys on ethical issues and in disciplinary proceedings in a number of jurisdictions in the New York area.
Bruce Green, Esq.
Bruce A. Green is the Louis Stein Professor at Fordham Law School, where he directs the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics. He teaches and writes primarily in the areas of legal ethics and criminal law, and is involved in various bar association activities. Currently, Professor Green is a Council member and past chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section, serves on the Multistate Professional Bar Examination drafting committee, and is a member and past chair of the NY State Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics. He previously served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, was the Reporter to both the ABA Task Force on Attorney-Client Privilege and the ABA Commission on Multijurisdictional Practice, and co-chaired the ethics committee of the ABA Litigation Section and Criminal Justice Section. Since joining the Fordham faculty in 1987, Professor Green has engaged in various part-time public service, including as a member of the NYC Conflicts of Interest Board, as a member of the attorney disciplinary committee in Manhattan, as Associate Counsel in the office of the Iran/Contra prosecutor, and as a consultant and special investigator for the NYS Commission on Government Integrity. Previously, Professor Green was a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, where he served as Chief Appellate Attorney, and he was a judicial law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall and Circuit Judge James L. Oakes.
James Glasser, Esq.
James I. Glasser is a Partner in the New Haven and New York offices of Wiggin and Dana and is Chair of the Litigation Department. Mr. Glasser is also a member of the firm's Appellate Practice Group. Mr. Glasser is a seasoned advocate who has successfully represented corporations and individuals in complex civil litigation and in investigations and prosecutions conducted by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, the State Department, the Commerce Department, State Attorneys General, and other federal and state regulators. Mr. Glasser also regularly conducts internal investigations and ensures corporate compliance for defense, financial, healthcare, and education clients.
Mr. Glasser is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He also teaches trial practice at Yale Law School. When he was employed by the Department of Justice, Mr. Glasser was a frequent lecturer at the Justice Department's National Advocacy Center. He helped design and develop the Justice Department's course on advanced trial advocacy. Mr. Glasser has the distinction of being chosen for listing in the litigation category of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers (for more information about the standards for inclusion in Chambers USA, please click here). Mr. Glasser has also been chosen by his peers for listing in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010 in the category of White Collar Criminal Defense (for more information on the standards for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, please click here) and Super Lawyers in the White Collar category since 2011 (for more information on the standard for inclusion in Super Lawyers please click here). Benchmark Litigation, 2015 edition, has recognized Mr. Glasser as a "litigation star" in the categories of Appellate and White Collar/Enforcement/Investigations (for more information about the standards for inclusion in Benchmark Litigation, please click here). Mr. Glasser is an accomplished appellate lawyer, having briefed and argued more than 45 cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
As a defense lawyer, Mr. Glasser has lectured at the New York County Lawyer's Association, the Society for International Affairs, the American Internal Health Care Auditors Association, the Connecticut Hospital Association and the Connecticut Bar Association's Federal Practice Section, and many other forums. Mr. Glasser is on the Board of Editors of the Federal Bar Council Quarterly and has authored numerous articles of interest to defense counsel.
Mr. Glasser serves on the Committee on Admissions and Grievances for the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, serves on the Federal Grievance Committee for the District of Connecticut, and has served on the Merit Selection Committee considering the appointment of the Chief Federal Public Defender for Connecticut, and on a committee considering the reappointment of Connecticut's United States Magistrate Judges.
Prior to joining Wiggin and Dana, Mr. Glasser was a federal prosecutor for 19 years with the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut where he held senior positions including: Counsel to the United States Attorney; Chief of the Criminal Division; Chief of Appeals; and Assistant In-Charge of the Fairfield County U.S. Attorney's Office. In addition, he chaired Connecticut's Corporate Fraud Working Group, the Financial Fraud Working Group and Connecticut's Anti Gang and Project Safe Neighborhoods initiatives. Mr. Glasser was appointed to serve on the United States Attorney General's Criminal Chiefs' Working Group and was appointed to lead Connecticut's Anti-Terrorism Task Force immediately after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
During his tenure as a prosecutor, Mr. Glasser investigated and prosecuted complex criminal cases involving a variety of federal offenses including official and political corruption, corporate fraud and financial institution fraud, tax violations, civil rights violations, export control offenses, money laundering, RICO violations, violent crime, and drug trafficking. Mr. Glasser received numerous awards and commendations for his service as a prosecutor, including the Justice Department's prestigious Director's Award and the District of Connecticut's coveted "Standing Tall" award.
Before joining the Justice Department, Mr. Glasser was a litigation associate at the New York office of Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon where he worked on complex multi district litigation, civil RICO, fraud, contract, and Medicaid fraud matters.
Mr. Glasser is a member of the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Council, is a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Association, and a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society and the Society for International Affairs. He also serves on the regional board of the Anti- Defamation League and on the Advisory Board for Connecticut's Juvenile Training School. Mr. Glasser is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut, and to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the District Courts in Connecticut and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
Richard F. Albert, Esq.
Richard F. Albert represents clients in white collar criminal and regulatory matters, and in
civil litigation. His cases have included a wide range of allegations of securities fraud,
including claims of market manipulation, insider trading, and accounting violations, as well
as alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, healthcare fraud, money laundering,
antitrust violations, tax fraud and obstruction of justice. He also has conducted internal
investigations and represented public companies, banks, brokerage firms, hedge funds,
and their officers and employees in complex civil litigation and arbitration.
Before joining Morvillo Abramowitz in 2004, Rich served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in
the Southern District of New York, conducting a broad range of criminal investigations and
trials, including cases involving charges of securities fraud, healthcare fraud and
obstruction of justice.
Rich has been named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in
the area of Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations. He is a co-author
of the “White Collar Crime” column in the New York Law Journal and is a regular
contributor to The Insider Blog on Forbes.com. He has spoken at continuing legal
education seminars on white collar criminal defense, legal ethics, federal civil litigation and
Rich is a member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, the New York City Bar
Association (Committee on Criminal Advocacy, 2000-2003), the Federal Bar Council
(Program Committee, 2009-present; Committee on Second Circuit Courts, 2003-2009),
and the American Bar Association (Criminal Justice and Litigation Section). He also represents indigent defendants as a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the
Southern District of New York.
Robert J. Anello, Esq.
Robert J. Anello has litigated in the federal and state courts for more than thirty years. He focuses his practice
on white collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation, internal investigations and reviews, and appeals. Bob
also is widely recognized for his dedication to organizations serving the legal community. He currently serves
as President of the Federal Bar Council, as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and as a Fellow
of the American Bar Foundation and the New York State Bar Foundation.
Bob has been named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in the area of Litigation:
White Collar Crime & Government Investigations, has been recognized in White Collar Criminal Defense by The
Legal 500 United States: The Clients' Guide to the US Legal Profession, and has been recognized as a
Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms &
Attorneys. The Who's Who Legal 100 Guide has described Bob as, "thoroughly committed to his clients ... with
a 'gold standard reputation'" and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers has noted that Bob is,
"considered by peers to be 'utterly brilliant.'"
His white collar practice involves representing defendants charged with a wide range of business crimes,
regulatory and tax violations, and civil frauds. His clients include individuals and public and private
companies such as financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, defense contractors, and law firms. In
addition to his trial and appellate work, Bob specializes in pretrial representation, internal investigations, and
representation of professionals before ethics and licensing boards. He has acted as independent, outside
counsel to Deloitte & Touche LLP and Morgan Stanley in connection with those firms’ participation in SEC
Look-Back Programs, which have included reviews of the firms’ internal compliance programs.
Bob is an author of the White Collar Crime column for the New York Law Journal as well as a frequent
contributor to numerous other publications and a speaker on topics in the area of white collar criminal law,
securities law, professional ethics, and trial tactics. He is also a regular contributor to The Insider Blog
(http://blogs.forbes.com/insider/) on Forbes.com.
In addition to his role as President of the Federal Bar Council, he also has served as the Chairman of the Audit
Committee for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, is the past chair of the Association’s
Committee on Professional Responsibility and a past member of the Association’s Committee on Professional
and Judicial Ethics, the Criminal Courts Committee, and the Judicial Committee. Bob also was named as a
member of the Association’s Ad Hoc Committee on Multi-disciplinary Practice and the Ad Hoc Committee Task
Force on the Role of Lawyers in Corporate Governance. He is a member of the New York State Bar
Association’s House of Delegates. In addition, Bob is a member of numerous bar associations including the
New York Council of Defense Lawyers, (member, Professional Responsibility Committee) the Securities
Industry Association, the American Bar Association’s Forfeiture Section, and the Association of Professional
Responsibility Lawyers. Bob is also a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Organ Donor Network,
a member of its Executive Committee, and Chairman of its Audit Committee.
Marcus A. Asner, Esq.
Marcus Asner is a trial lawyer in Arnold & Porter LLP's New York Office. Mr. Asner has extensive experience with investigations and prosecutions
involving alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and cases involving public corruption, healthcare fraud, financial fraud and
money laundering, cyber crime, corporate espionage, data breaches, tax fraud, scientific misconduct, and environmental and natural resources crime.
Mr. Asner's civil litigation practice includes complex commercial and trade secret disputes, and expedited litigation matters in both federal and state
courts. Mr. Asner also routinely advises clients on anti-corruption and supply chain compliance issues.
Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Asner served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (2000-2009), where he
was the Chief of the Major Crimes and Computer Hacking/Intellectual Property Unit for two years, and served in the Public Corruption unit.
Mr. Asner clerked for the Honorable Walter K. Stapleton of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable John Feikens of the US
District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Michael F. Bachner, Esq.
Michael concentrates his practice on white collar criminal defense and securities litigation. Before entering private practice in 1988, Michael served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Rackets Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and as an Associate Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Prudential Securities.
Michael is an active trial lawyer who routinely tries cases in state and federal courts as well as arbitration. He has represented investors, broker-dealers and securities professionals in a wide variety of disputes.
He has lectured on securities regulation and insider trading and numerous business schools and law schools throughout the region. He has published articles on the topic of securities regulation, including one in the New York Law Journal that can be viewed here.
Michael is regularly quoted in the press concerning securities matters and frequently appears as a commentator on Court TV. Michael is admitted to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States District Court for New Jersey.
Michael was a Deputy Bureau Chief in the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor of the City of New York.
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Anita Bernstein, Esq.
Professor Bernstein is a nationally recognized authority on tort law and feminist jurisprudence, as well as professional responsibility and products liability. Her awards include the first Fulbright scholarship in European Union affairs given to a law professor. She is a member of the American Law Institute and a past chair of the Association of American Law Schools Executive Committee on Torts and Compensation Systems.
Her writings have appeared in dozens of law reviews, including the principal ones of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, California, Michigan, Cornell, Duke, Texas, and Vanderbilt. Her books address torts, products liability, and the law of marriage. Professor Bernstein’s wide-ranging interests extend to microfinance, diversity as a rationale for affirmative action, and comparative and international law.
Prior to joining Brooklyn Law School, Professor Bernstein was the Sam Nunn Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law, the Wallace Stevens Professor of Law at New York Law School and the Norman & Edna Freehling Scholar and Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. She also served as a visiting professor at Michigan Law School, Cornell Law School, and the University of Iowa College of Law, where she was the Mason Ladd Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law. Before her academic career, she practiced with Debevoise & Plimpton and was a law clerk to Judge Jack Weinstein of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
Steve Bojekian, Esq.
Mr. Bojekian retired in 2004 as Chief of Department for the Bergen County Sheriff’s
Office in New Jersey after a public service career spanning over thirty years. During this
time he coordinated and executed numerous inter-agency operations with local, state and
federal entities. With a concentration in the field of forensic science, he developed and implemented
guidelines and protocols used in the investigation of crime scenes and laboratory analysis
of evidence. In 1990 he was certified as a Senior Crime Scene Analyst and coordinated
the development of the first state-of-the-art forensic laboratory facility in Northern New
Jersey. Mr. Bojekian’s hands-on investigative experience includes fingerprints, forensic
photography, evidence collection and analysis including; DNA, trace evidence, human remains and arson detection.
Susan E. Brune, Esq.
Susan Brune focuses her practice on white collar defense, government
investigations and commercial litigation. Chambers USA describes her as
a “phenomenal lawyer” and “highly respected in the white-collar criminal
defense field.” Chambers USA also cites her experience in commercial
litigation, and notes that she brings “a combination of creativity, rigor and
superb strategic sense to her analysis of a case.”
Experienced in the courtroom, Ms. Brune has been consistently recognized
for excellence in the practice of law. Super Lawyers has identified her as
one of the “Top 10 Lawyers in New York.” The New York State Association
of Criminal Defense Lawyers conferred on her the 2010 Honorable S.
Thurgood Marshall Award for Outstanding Practitioner.
Ms. Brune has repeatedly warded off indictment and regulatory charges
through sound strategic choices, meticulous preparation and forceful
advocacy. When cases are brought, she is equally effective. A seasoned
trial lawyer, she obtained the acquittal of a Bear Stearns hedge fund
manager in a federal jury trial.
Ms. Brune’s criminal and civil representations have included allegations of
securities fraud, accounting fraud, insider trading, health care and other
government contract fraud, tax-related fraud, antitrust violations, Foreign
Corrupt Practices Act violations, customs violations and bank fraud. She
practices in federal and state court, and before the SEC, FINRA and other
Ms. Brune is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Criminal Justice
Foundation. Before founding Brune & Richard, Ms. Brune served as an
Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from
I. Bennett Capers, Esq.
Professor Capers is an expert in criminal law and procedure, and
evidence law. His academic interests include the relationship between
race, gender, and criminal law, and he is a prolific writer on these
topics. Among his recent articles are those published in top law
reviews, including the California Law Review, Michigan Law Review,
UCLA Law Review, and Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law
Review. Prior to teaching, he spent nearly ten years as an Assistant
U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. His work trying
several federal homicide cases earned him a nomination for the
Department of Justice’s Director’s Award in 2004. He also practiced
with the firms of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Willkie Farr &
Gallagher. He clerked for the Hon. John S. Martin, Jr. of the Southern
District of New York.
Professor Capers returns to Brooklyn Law School, where he taught
“Law, Literature, and the Construction of Race” as an Adjunct Associate
Professor of Law from 2003 to 2005. In 2005, he joined the faculty of
Hofstra University School of Law, where he served as Associate Dean
of Faculty Development in 2010-11, and where he received the 2006-
07 Teacher of the Year Award and the 2009 Lawrence A. Stessin Prize
for Outstanding Scholarly Publication. He was also a visiting professor
at Fordham Law School. He is an elected member of the American Law
Institute, a member of the AALS Committee on Professional
Development, and an appointed member of the New York State
Judicial Screening Committee. In 2013, he served as Chairperson of
the AALS 2013 Conference on Criminal Justice
Steven J. Hyman, Esq.
Steven J. Hyman is chair of the Litigation Department at McLaughlin & Stern.
Mr. Hyman has extensive litigation and trial experience across a broad range of
legal issues. He has argued in the Supreme Court of the United States, been
counsel in numerous reported decisions in both the federal and state systems
and tried a wide variety of cases including capital murder and other criminal
charges, employment discrimination, civil rights and constitutional litigation,
commercial cases involving a variety of corporate disputes and contract claims, as
well as theatre and security arbitrations. Two of his cases, Flynn v. Goldman
Sachs and Cherry v. Coudert Brothers were the subject of Court TV’s daily
coverage of trials of interest.
In addition, Mr. Hyman was an Associate Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU Law
School and has been active in Bar Associations and community organizations. He
is a former chair of the New York County Lawyer’s Civil Rights Committee and a
former President of the Board of Directors of the New York Civil Liberties Union.
He also has been a guest lecturer at universities and law schools, and has
appeared on TV and radio as a legal commentator.
Mr. Hyman has the preeminent AV peer rating with Martindale-Hubbell, and is
listed in the New York Super Lawyers Metro Edition and The Avenue Magazine’s
Mr. Hyman received his BA from Lafayette College and his law degree from
Columbia Law School where he graduated cum laude.
Hon. Steven M. Gold
Steven M. Gold is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York. He was appointed to the
bench in 1993. Judge Gold earned his B.A. degree from Wesleyan University in 1977 and his J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1980.
He was law clerk to United States District Judge Herbert F. Murray of the District of Maryland from 1980 until 1981. From 1981 until 1985 he was an associate with the law firm of Orans, Elsen & Lupert. Judge Gold became an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York in 1985, rising to Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. He left in 1990 to become General Counsel for the Department of Investigation of the City of New York, a position which he held until his judicial appointment in 1993.
Hon. John Gleeson
John Gleeson was appointed as a United States District Judge on September 28,1994, and entered on
duty on October 24, 1994. Judge Gleeson went to college at Georgetown University and received his law
degree in 1980 from the University of Virginia School of Law. After serving as a law clerk for a year for
the Hon. Boyce F. Martin, Jr., United States Circuit Judge in the Sixth Circuit, Judge Gleeson was a
litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore from 1981 to 1985.
In 1985, Judge Gleeson became an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York.
During the next ten years, he served as Chief of Appeals, Chief of Special Prosecutions, Chief of
Organized Crime, and Chief of the Criminal Division, the position he occupied when he was appointed to
Judge Gleeson has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law since 1995.
From 1990 to 1997, he was an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School. In 1994, he served as the John
A. Ewald, Jr., Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a
co-author of the treatise Federal Criminal Practice: A Second Circuit Handbook, LexisNexis (2009) (with
Gordon Mehler and David C. James), and has authored the following articles: “The Sentencing
Commission and Prosecutorial Discretion,” 36 Hofstra Law Review 639 (2008); “Supervising Federal
Capital Punishment: Why The Attorney General Should Defer When U.S. Attorneys Recommend Against
The Death Penalty,” 89 Virginia Law Review 1697 (2003); "Supervising Criminal Investigations: The
Proper Scope Of The Supervisory Power Of Federal Judges," 5 Journal of Law and Social Policy 423
(1997); "Sentence Bargaining Under The Guidelines," 8 Federal Sentencing Reporter 6 (1996); "The
Federalization Of Organized Crime: The Advantages of Federal Prosecution,” 46 Hastings Law Journal
1095 (1995)(with John C. Jeffries, Jr.)
Judge Gleeson was a member of the Defender Services Committee of the Judicial Conference of the
United States from 1999 to 2008, and was Chair of that committee from 2005 to 2008.
Judge Gleeson is married and has two daughters.
Hon. Robert M. Levy
Robert M. Levy is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York. At the time of
his appointment in 1995, he was General Counsel to New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.
Judge Levy is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University Law School. He served briefly as a
staff attorney with the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society before joining the New York Civil
Liberties Union, where he was, inter alia, Director of the Mental Health Law Project and Senior Staff
Attorney. After his judicial appointment, Judge Levy was appointed to oversee the Eastern District=s
Alternative Dispute Resolution programs.
Judge Levy is an adjunct professor of law at Columbia, New York University and Brooklyn Law Schools
and is the co-author with Leonard Rubenstein of The Rights of People With Mental Disabilities
(Southern Illinois University Press, 1996).
Judge Levy has conducted numerous factfinding missions for Human Rights Watch in Eastern Europe
and Northern Ireland and has written reports analyzing ethnic violence and persecution, conditions of
pretrial detention, and freedom of the press and broadcast media. In 1998, as an advisor for the Central
and Eastern European Law Initiative of the American Bar Association, he helped provide training to
judges and law clerks in the Republic of Georgia. Judge Levy is a member of the Ethics Committee of the
Association of the Bar of the City of New York and of the Committee on Second Circuit Courts and the
Committee on Public Service of the Federal Bar Council and serves on the advisory council of the
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Jonathan S. Kolodner, Esq.
Jonathan S. Kolodner is counsel based in the New York office. Mr. Kolodner’s practice focuses on criminal, securities, and other enforcement and regulatory matters as well as on complex commercial litigation.
Before joining Cleary Gottlieb, Mr. Kolodner was a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York from 2000 to 2012, where he served in numerous leadership positions and oversaw some of the most significant, high-profile investigations and prosecutions in the country. Most recently, he served as Acting Chief of the Criminal Division from October 2011 through January 2012. In that role, he supervised the Office’s more than 160 prosecutors in a wide range of matters including securities fraud, other complex white-collar crimes, terrorism, and violent crimes.
Seth L. Levine, Esq.
Seth Levine is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and
white collar and securities enforcement defense. As a former federal prosecutor, he is often called upon to
provide representation and strategic counsel in high-stakes litigation matters and other crisis situations.
Mr. Levine, a co-founder of Levine Lee LLP, has represented clients in governmental and internal
investigations relating to securities, accounting and other financial issues, insider trading, antitrust, health care,
mortgage products, intellectual property and political activities. He has also represented entities and individuals
who have been the victims of crimes, to ensure that their rights are protected and respected. His civil practice
includes securities and derivative litigation, antitrust, the Fair Labor Standards Act, contract disputes, business
torts and other commercial matters.
For over five years, Mr. Levine served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's
Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he directed complex investigations, tried cases and argued
appeals relating to securities and accounting fraud, bank, wire, healthcare and tax fraud, racketeering and
money laundering. Mr. Levine received the Director's Award from the United States Department of Justice for
superior performance as an Assistant United States Attorney.
After his government service, Mr. Levine was a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP where he served as the Vice-
Chair of the Securities Litigation, Enforcement and Regulation Practice Group. Prior to joining the United States
Attorney's Office, Mr. Levine practiced at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he focused on antitrust and other
complex litigation and counseling matters.
Mr. Levine graduated from the University of Chicago Law School (Karl Llewellyn Memorial Cup for outstanding
oral advocacy) and the University of Rochester. After law school, he clerked for the Hon. Barbara B. Crabb,
Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. Mr. Levine has been selected for
inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, New York Super Lawyers® and the Guide to the World's Leading White
Collar Crime Lawyers.
Marshall L. Miller, Esq.
Marshall L. Miller is an Assistant United States Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division at the United
States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Miller previously served as a law
professor at NYU Law School and as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Allyne R. Ross. He holds a law
degree from Yale Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Yale College.
During his career as an AUSA, Mr. Miller has led numerous investigations and prosecutions ranging from
corporate and mortgage fraud cases, to export control and weapons proliferation prosecutions, to cases
against terrorist individuals and groups, including Al Qaeda, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE),
homegrown terrorist groups and the international street gang MS-13. Among other cases, Mr. Miller
has served as lead prosecutor in United States v. Russell Defreitas, in which five defendants were
convicted after two trials of plotting to bomb the fuel tanks and pipelines at John F. Kennedy
International Airport, United States v. Sathajhan Sarachandran, in which four LTTE operatives were
convicted of attempting to purchase approximately $1 million worth of anti-aircraft missiles, missile
launchers and other high-powered weaponry, and United States v. Shahawar Matin Siraj, in which two
defendants were convicted after trial of conspiring to detonate explosives in the Herald Square subway
station in New York City. As the Eastern District’s National Security and Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council
Coordinator, he supervised the prosecutions of Al Qaeda operatives Bryant Neal Vinas and Najibullah
Zazi, among many others. Mr. Miller previously served as Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Violent
Crimes and Terrorism Section.
In 2011, Mr. Miller received the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Furthering the Interests of
United States National Security. In 2010, he received the Henry L. Stimson medal from the New York
City Bar Association, awarded to the district’s most outstanding federal prosecutor. In 2009, Mr. Miller
was recognized as the nation’s most outstanding Assistant United States Attorney by the National
Association of Former United States Attorneys. In 2008, he received the National Intelligence Merit
Award from the Director of National Intelligence. Mr. Miller has also been named Federal Prosecutor of
the Year by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation and received a Director’s Award for Superior
Performance from the Department of Justice. He has frequently delivered presentations and led panels
on international terrorism, domestic terrorism, gang prosecution and prosecutorial practice and ethics
at domestic and international law enforcement conferences, Justice Department training sessions, law
schools, bar associations and the Council on Foreign Relations.