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Yankwitt LLP represents individuals and businesses in criminal and regulatory investigations and in litigation, including high-profile securities and cryptocurrency cases, and RICO, civil rights, health care and tax fraud matters. We also conduct internal investigations on behalf of our corporate clients and counsel our individual and business clients when they are subpoenaed to appear at depositions at trial.

Practice Led By Former AUSA SDNY Deputy Chiefs

Our criminal defense and government investigations team is unmatched outside of New York City. The practice is led by two former Deputy Chiefs of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, White Plains Criminal Division — Benjamin Allee and Jason Swergold — who, between them, have decades of experience investigating, litigating and trying criminal matters. In fact, more than half of our partners are former Assistant United States Attorneys, experience critical to representing clients successfully in government and regulatory investigations and proceedings. The practice group leaders are supported by a roster of senior attorneys, including a former Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx D.A.’s office, all of whom clerked for federal judges and/or trained as litigators at leading national and New York City law firms.

We utilize our experience to guide clients through the most difficult and sensitive issues – those that potentially impact their livelihoods and liberty. That, coupled with our unyielding approach to litigation, makes our attorneys your most valued partner in these cases.

Full-Service Approach to Criminal Matters

Yankwitt LLP’s criminal defense and investigations practice offers a full-service approach to our clients. We defend them in local and state courts across Westchester, the Lower Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island against criminal charges from homicide, bribery, theft, assault, DWIs/DUIs and drug violations.

We also represent our clients in investigations and administrative proceedings by Child Protective Services and other state regulatory bodies. Yankwitt LLP attorneys defend individuals in related civil litigation, including in cases brought under the New York Child Victims Act and the Adult Survivors Act. Just as in white collar cases, our team of experienced prosecutors understands how to approach these matters and work zealously to build the strongest defenses and obtain the most favorable possible resolutions.