Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP
Rusty is a nationally recognized criminal defense lawyer in the areas of criminal trial and appellate work. For more than 30 years, he has defended individuals and entities “against an impressive range of bet-the-company allegations” (Chambers USA), including securities fraud, tax fraud, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, bribery, antitrust violations, labor violations, RICO violations, and environmental law violations. His clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to law firms, banks, business executives, lawyers, political figures, media figures, accountants, doctors, bankers, small business owners, and individuals from many other walks of life.
Rusty has been involved in some of the most challenging white collar cases in recent history, including many grand jury investigations of both institutional and individual clients that have been successfully resolved without criminal charges. He has also secured numerous acquittals in jury trials in both federal and state courts, as well as the dismissal of indictments—sometimes after mistrials—in major felony cases for a number of clients.
An active contributor to the legal community, Rusty has published and lectured extensively on jury trial work and criminal law topics. Besides teaching trial advocacy courses at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, Fordham Law School, Cardozo Law School, and the New York District Attorney’s Trial Advocacy Program, he has chaired programs for the Practicing Law Institute and the Law Journal Seminars Press on jury trials, RICO litigation, and state of mind defenses in criminal and civil fraud cases.
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New York Council of Defense Lawyers
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