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White collar crime

Harry Sandick is a Partner in the Firm’s Litigation department and a member of the Firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations team. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Mr. Sandick focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, securities fraud litigation and civil and criminal appellate litigation. Mr. Sandick has represented clients at every stage of the criminal process, ranging from witnesses who require counsel for an interview with the government during a grand jury investigation, to those who have been indicted and sentenced for serious white-collar offenses.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Sandick served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. During his nearly six years as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Sandick prosecuted a wide range of federal crimes, including financial fraud cases, acting as lead counsel in 12 trials and more than 20 appeals. He served as Deputy Chief for Criminal Appeals, supervising more than 80 appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and as Acting Chief of the Violent Crimes Unit. Mr. Sandick oversaw matters involving securities fraud, business crimes, obstruction of justice, RICO, drug trafficking and terrorism issues. He successfully argued 19 appeals before the Second Circuit. 

Mr. Sandick is a frequent commentator on high-profile white collar cases. Recently, he 
has appeared on CNN’s Erin Burnett Outfront, MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes, and NPR’s Morning Edition, and has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, NPR, Bloomberg, Law360, Sports Illustrated, ESPN and BNA White Collar Crime Report, among others. A frequent speaker and writer on white collar, appellate, sentencing, and financial fraud topics, Mr. Sandick has contributed articles to New York Law Journal, Reuters, Financial Times, the BNA White Collar Crime Reporter, Law360 and many industry publications. He is also the editor-in-chief for the Second Circuit Criminal Law Blog, which provides commentary and analysis of every criminal law decision rendered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mr. Sandick graduated from Harvard Law School in 1995. Following law school 
graduation, Mr. Sandick clerked for the Hon. Richard J. Cardamone of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


Updated Sep 2021