Elkan Abramowitz: Lawyer with Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello P.C.

Elkan Abramowitz

Phone212.880.9500

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Practice Areas

  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Fraud
  • Civil Appeals
  • Regulatory Investigations
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Professional Conduct
  • Business Crimes
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Insider Trading
  • Securities Fraud
  • Securities Fraud Class Actions
  • Shareholder Disputes
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.880.9500
Fax: 212-856-9494
http://www.maglaw.com/lawyers/elkan-abramowitz
 
University Brown University, A.B., 1961
 
Law SchoolNew York University School of Law, LL.B., 1964 Pomeroy Scholar, editor, Law Review
 
Admitted1964, New York; 1968, United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
 
Biography

Elkan Abramowitz is a leading white collar criminal defense lawyer experienced in handling civil and criminal matters in state and federal court for individual and corporate clients. He has built his career as a trial lawyer representing prestigious clients fallen into high stakes personal and professional crises both in and outside the courtroom. Elkan is the recipient of the 1999 Milton S. Gould Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy presented by the Office of the Appellate Defender. Named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations every year since Chambers 2003 launch in the United States, he has been described as “an unquestioned dean of the field ... with a potent combination of experience, intelligence and composure.” Elkan is listed as a “Leading Lawyer” and a “Leading Trial Lawyer” in White Collar Criminal Defense by The Legal 500 United States. He is also listed as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys in the area of White-Collar Crime/Enforcement/Investigations, and has been described as “simply superb-very bright, experienced and [with a] terrific manner,” as well as a lawyer who “commands name-level recognition.” He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Bet-the-Company Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar. In addition, Elkan has been named a leading business crime defense lawyer by Who s Who Legal - The International Who s Who of Business Lawyers. He has also been recognized in Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers and named to its Top 100 list. In 2008, he was honored with the New York Council of Defense Lawyers Norman S. Ostrow award for the defense of liberty and the preservation of individual rights.

Elkan became a principal at a predecessor firm to Morvillo Abramowitz in 1979. He was appointed Special Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Investigation for the City of New York in 1990 to investigate a stock transfer by Mayor David Dinkins to his son. He served as counsel to the Special Master in the garment center antitrust case in 1992. Elkan has also served as Assistant Deputy Mayor for the City of New York, as a Special Counsel to the Select Committee on Crime for the U.S. House of Representatives, and as the Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney s Office for the Southern District of New York.

He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a former director of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers. He is also a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations, the New York City Bar Association (past member of the Criminal Law, Federal Courts, Ethics, and Judiciary Committees), and the Federal Bar Council. Elkan is a co-author of the “White Collar Crime” column in the New York Law Journal.

Experience

Law Clerk, Honorable Inzer B. Wyatt, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York

Chief of the Criminal Division, Southern District of New York, 1976

Assistant Deputy Mayor, City of New York

Special Counsel, Select Committee on Crime for the U.S. House of Representatives

Appointed Special Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Investigation for the City of New York in 1990 to investigate a stock transfer by Mayor David Dinkins to his son

Served as counsel to the Special Master in the garment center antitrust case in 1992

News

Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defense 2014 Names 7 Morvillo Abramowitz Partners as Experts

Events

2nd Annual White Collar Crime Institute

Publications

Bank Secrecy Act Prosecutions: Why Few Individuals Are Charged

 
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Office Information

Elkan Abramowitz

565 Fifth Avenue
New YorkNY 10017




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