Harry Sandick: Lawyer with Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Harry Sandick


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Practice Areas

  • White Collar Defense and Investigations
  • Structured Finance Litigation Team
  • Complex Commercial Actions
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation
  • Securities and Derivatives Litigation
  • Appellate
University University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude, 1992 Phi Beta Kappa, Benjamin Franklin Scholar, University Scholar
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1995 Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Human Rights Journal, Research Director, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
Admitted1996, New York; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; Fourth Circuit

Professional Activities
MEMBERSHIPS: New York City Bar Association (Secretary, Committee on Pro Bono and Legal Services, 1997-2000), Professional Responsibility Committee (2008-present); New York State Bar Association (Section on Federal and Commercial Litigation, 2006-present), (Committee on White Collar Criminal Litigation, 2006-present), (Chair, Subcommittee on Sentencing, 2008-present); New York American Inn of Court (2004-present), (Program Chair, 2014-present), (White Collar Crime Team Co-Leader, 2007-2013)


Harry Sandick is a member of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations Team, the Structured Finance Litigation Team, and Complex Commercial Actions Team. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Mr. Sandick focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, securities fraud, internal investigations, complex civil litigation and appellate litigation.

Mr. Sandick represents organizations and individuals in internal investigations and prosecutions brought by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He has significant experience in matters related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the regulations promulgated by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC). His recent work also includes the representation of several individuals in connection with the ongoing investigation into LIBOR and other benchmark rates, the representation of a taxpayer who was prosecuted in federal and state court for having an undisclosed offshore bank account, the representation of claimants in a multi-million dollar civil forfeiture action, and the representation of a major investor in Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in the recent investigation conducted by prosecutors and regulators.

Mr. Sandick also represents clients, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in complex securities and business fraud litigation, including matters involving residential mortgage-backed securities transactions.

For almost six years, 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, where he 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.

A frequent speaker and writer on white collar and financial fraud topics, Mr. Sandick has contributed articles to Forbes.com, New York Law Journal and industry publications. He is also co-author of a chapter on pretrial representation in a leading treatise, “Defending Federal Criminal Cases.” Mr. Sandick is often called on for commentary in high-profile white collar cases and his quotes have appeared in the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, ESPN and BNA White Collar Crime Report, among others.

Following law school graduation, Mr. Sandick clerked for the Hon. Richard J. Cardamone of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Related Publications
July 2014
Appeals Court Confirms that Results of Internal Investigation are Privileged
June 2014
FDA Promises Guidance on Lawful Off-Label Promotion
May 2014
FCPA Update: Eleventh Circuit Defines Instrumentalities of Foreign Governments

March 2014
Firm Secures Settlement for Syncora in Mortgage-Backed Securities Suit
January 2013
PBS's ''Frontline Notes Firm's Leading Role in Financial Litigation
December 2012
Firm Elects Three New Partners and One Counsel


Search Warrants in White-Collar Crime Cases, The Review of Securities and Commodities Regulation, June 20, 2012

The Statutory Background,” Insider Trading Law and Compliance Answer Book (Practising Law Institute, forthcoming in 2011)

“Representation Prior to Indictment,” Defending Federal Criminal Cases: Attacking the Government's Proof (Law Journal Press, 2009) (co-author)

“Divided Supreme Court Extends Reach of Confrontation Clause,” New York Law Journal, July 20, 2009 (co-author)

“'Amato': Second Circuit Recognizes Costs of Being Victim,” New York Law Journal, Sept. 18, 2008

“Ninth Circuit OKs Coordinated Civil/Criminal Probes,” New York Law Journal, April 16, 2008 (co-author)

Gall and Kimbrough and Their Relevance to Sentencing in White-Collar Cases,” Federal Sentencing Reporter, February 2008

“Decisions in Gall, Kimbrough Signal Enhanced Judicial Discretion in Sentencing,” BNA White Collar Crime Report, Jan. 4, 2008

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Presenter, “The ABC's of AML: An Introduction to the Law of Anti-Money Laundering,” Association of Corporate Counsel Webcast (February 14, 2014)


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Appeals Court Confirms that Results of Internal Investigation are Privileged
Joshua A. Goldberg,Erik Haas,Deirdre A. McEvoy,Daniel S. Ruzumna,Harry Sandick, July 17, 2014
On June 27, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision in In re: Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., an important ruling which confirms the application of the attorney-client privilege to corporations within the business setting as set forth by the...

FCPA Update: Eleventh Circuit Defines "Instrumentalities" of Foreign Governments
Reed C. Bienvenu,Joshua A. Goldberg,Deirdre A. McEvoy,Daniel S. Ruzumna,Harry Sandick, June 11, 2014
On May 16, 2014, the Eleventh Circuit issued its decision in United States v. Esquenazi, an important ruling that provides guidance as to what types of foreign entities may constitute “instrumentalities” of a foreign government under the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt...
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Harry Sandick

1133 Avenue of the Americas
New YorkNY 10036-6710


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