565 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017
For over 45 years, MORVILLO ABRAMOWITZ GRAND IASON & ANELLO PC has been at the forefront of advising companies and individuals on complex white collar and regulatory matters and sophisticated business disputes. We are best known for our unparalleled trial experience and our expertise in white collar defense, securities enforcement, and regulatory matters. Equally important is the sophisticated civil litigation we do for financial institutions, other business entities, and their senior executives. Our size and expertise allow us the flexibility to provide the highest quality legal services at competitive rates.
We are renowned for our accomplishments litigating cases at all levels of the federal and state courts, in arbitrations, and before government agencies, regulatory organizations, and other tribunals. More than a quarter of the firm’s partners are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a prestigious organization that was created to recognize excellence in trial lawyers. We regularly represent companies and individuals in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act inquiries and investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and foreign regulators and prosecutors. We also are well-known for our appellate practice and regularly handle complex civil and criminal appeals before federal and state courts throughout the nation. Our expertise as litigators, and the respect it has earned our firm, enables us to negotiate effectively with regulators, prosecutors, and adversaries on behalf of our clients.
We have persuaded the government not to indict identified grand jury targets, thereby helping individuals and corporations avoid criminal charges altogether. When a client has been indicted, because of our experience, reputation as skilled trial lawyers and advocates, and through hard work, we often are able to obtain favorable pretrial dispositions. Similarly, in civil disputes, our ability and willingness to try high-stakes cases often helps us achieve advantageous settlements without trial.
Our lawyers also provide litigation-avoidance advice, FCPA guidance, securities law-related analysis, and other confidential legal counseling, often in highly sensitive contexts. Institutional clients frequently retain us to conduct sensitive internal investigations aimed at uncovering or resolving allegations of officer, director, trustee, or employee misconduct, both in the U.S. and globally. Our lawyers also have led court-appointed independent monitorships, acted as independent examiners for U.S. Department of Justice initiatives, and been appointed to government-approved positions as corporate integrity counsel.
Our lawyers are thought leaders who have been recognized for their trial skills by professional organizations, lecture frequently on issues relating to criminal law, and regularly contribute to various well-known publications.
Last updated Aug 2020