Jim’s recent cases include:

  • Representing an executive of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities in the investigation and prosecution brought by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor and Securities and Exchange Commission in the largest Ponzi scheme in United States history
  • The defense at trial of a land developer prosecuted by the federal government in a complex mortgage fraud trial in which every other defendant pleaded guilty. Jim’s client was acquitted of 7 of 9 counts, including the most serious charges of bank and mail fraud. Jim’s cross-examination of the government’s main cooperating witness in the case was described in a filing by the government as “powerful”
  • Representing a defendant in a Ponzi scheme in what the Department of Justice described as “the largest white-collar prosecution ever brought by” the federal government in Connecticut
  • Representing a national bank in a fraud investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. No charges were brought against the bank
  • Representing a defendant in a multi-million dollar abusive tax shelter and tax evasion prosecution by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
  • Representing an individual in a multi-million dollar money laundering, conspiracy and wire fraud prosecution brought by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey
  • Representing a defendant in a multi-million dollar life insurance fraud investigation and prosecution brought by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut
  • Representing an individual in a tax evasion and false statement prosecution brought by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut
  • Representing a west coast law firm in a grand jury investigation by the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Rhode Island
  • Representing of a corporation victimized by a rogue employee who embezzled over $400,000. Over half of the losses were recovered
  • Representing a victim in a wire fraud prosecution in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Representing an executive of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities in civil and administrative prosecutions brought by the SEC
  • Representing the assistant comptroller of a public company in an SEC investigation of accounting fraud
  • Representing an individual in an SEC investigation of insider trading
  • Representing an individual in an SEC investigation of market manipulation
  • Representing a multi-national company in an investigation of employee misconduct. The report was presented to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney’s Office and resulted in the prosecution and imprisonment of the employee and the recovery of over 50% of the funds stolen
  • Representing the President and Chief Executive Officer of a corporation accused of wrongdoing in connection with the sale of the company and its subsidiaries. The investigation cleared the executive of all wrongdoing
  • Representing the President and Chief Executive Officer of a corporation in a civil RICO case brought in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Representing an accountant accused of malfeasance in connection with his employment. Criminal charges against the employee were dismissed and the employee recovered a civil judgment against the company and its officers