Practice Areas

White Collar Defense and Investigations

The EKLJN white collar defense team tirelessly defends individuals and companies facing accusations of fraud, corruption, and embezzlement. We counsel our clients in person to understand their needs and concerns, and work closely with them one-on-one to craft the best strategy to prevent or resolve charges against them while minimizing criminal exposure. Matt Levine, Ilene Jaroslaw, and Lynn A. Neils have broad experience as federal prosecutors and defense lawyers, and know how to speak to prosecutors in their own language to obtain the best outcome for clients. Matt, Ilene, and Lynn are all leaders in the criminal defense community; their reputations for integrity before judges in the Eastern District of New York and the Southern District of New York precede them.

Our white collar defense team practices in federal courts throughout the United States and in New York State courts. We represent clients in their criminal cases and any related civil proceedings, including asset forfeiture and civil enforcement involving the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Our team has conducted internal investigations for corporations, financial institutions, and universities, and has represented directors, management, and employees in national and cross-border government investigations. We collectively have over nine decades of investigatory experience and protect our clients’ interests every step of the way.