Jay K. Musoff

Partner
New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212.407.4212

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Practice Areas

  • White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations
  • Securities Litigation and Enforcement
  • China Litigation
  • Life Sciences
  • Enforcement and Arbitration Response (CLEAR) Team
  • Consumer Action and Regulatory Defense
  • Litigation
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.407.4212
Fax: 646.619.4169
http://www.loeb.com/jay_musoff/
 
University Yale University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1989
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1993
 
Admitted1994, New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York
 
Memberships 

Affiliations

•Member, New York State Bar Association
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Federal Bar Council
•President, Sherbrooke Park Neighborhood Association (2011-present)
•Board Member, Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee (2009-2011)
•Board Member, Kids' Before and After School Enrichment Program and The Little School Board of Trustees (2002-2006)

 
Biography

Jay Musoff, a former federal prosecutor, is co-chair of Loeb & Loeb's White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations Group. He focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and securities litigation. Mr. Musoff represents corporations and their senior executives in high-profile investigations, litigations, and enforcement proceedings, including those relating to securities fraud, insider trading, tax shelters, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues, government contractor fraud, and accounting fraud.

Mr. Musoff advises corporations, their officers, and their boards of directors on their most important issues. Mr. Musoff leads internal investigations on behalf of companies and their boards, and responds to investigations by government agencies, including the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He also served as Special Counsel to the New York State Senate in connection with the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption. In addition, Mr. Musoff defends corporations and their officers and directors in securities and consumer class action litigation.

Much of Mr. Musoff’s practice is international. For example, he often advises China-based companies with respect to issues they face with regulators or law enforcement agencies in the United States. He also advises companies seeking to do business in China, Russia, the Middle East, and elsewhere. Mr. Musoff drafts and reviews compliance policies, and advises companies on due diligence concerning acquisitions. Most of his advice deals with assisting companies to manage or mitigate risk better. He has participated in several cross-jurisdictional investigations involving the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as foreign law enforcement agencies such as the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office.

Securities Litigation and Enforcement
Mr. Musoff represents corporations, financial institutions, broker-dealers, and their officers and directors in securities-related matters. His experience includes litigating securities enforcement actions, class actions, and derivative actions in courts throughout the country. Recent experience includes representing public companies based in China, as well as their officers, directors, and auditors, in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Mr. Musoff has handled investigations and enforcement actions brought by the SEC and the PCAOB across the country, including New York, Washington, Los Angeles, and Boston.

International Arbitration
Mr. Musoff has experience litigating complex cross-border matters before arbitration agencies, as well as in state and federal courts. The American Lawyer described Mr. Musoff’s representation of Telenor ASA in its dispute with Alfa Group as one of the defining transnational business battles of our time.

Consumer Class Action and Enforcement
In addition, Mr. Musoff has defended companies in consumer class actions as well as investigations initiated by the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, and state Attorneys General offices. Recently, Mr. Musoff has defended a major international retailer in a consumer class action brought in federal court in Chicago.

Internet Gaming
Mr. Musoff also has one of the country’s leading internet gambling practices. From the criminal investigations of public companies in the United Kingdom that the U.S. Department of Justice brought in the wake of the passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, to the recent prosecutions and asset forfeiture seizures following “Black Friday,” Mr. Musoff has represented companies, chief executive officers, board of director committees, and individuals in the most important cases that the DOJ has brought in this area.

DISTINCTIONS

•Named New York Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense: White Collar by Thomson Reuters (2006, 2010-2014 editions)
•New York City Urban fellow
•Association of Yale Alumni Distinguished Service Award

PAST EVENTS

Momentum Event Group's, The Global Anti-Corruption Congress
Speaker
June 18-19, 2013
Hotel Monaco Washington DC
700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Loeb & Loeb LLP is proud to sponsor Momentum Event Group's, The Global Anti-Corruption Congress where partner Robert Andalman will speak on a panel titled How to Conduct an Effecti...
19th Annual Edward Brodsky Legal Conference Presented by the Anti-Defamation League
Co-chair
March 5, 2013
Fact or Fiction: Is Fraud Widely Prevalent in China-Based Public Companies or are Fears Exaggerated?
Speaker
November 8, 2011
Parallel Investigations and Proceedings by the SEC and DOJ, Lawline Seminar
Speaker
October 11, 2011
Privilege Issues in Internal Investigations, Pro Bono Legal Training for Goldman Sachs
Speaker
October 13, 2010
Federal Criminal Law, New York University School of Law, Lawyering Program
Speaker
October 2009
Attorney-Client Privilege, Real Estate Roundtable
Speaker
June 12, 2008
Federal Criminal Law, New York University School of Law, Lawyering Program
Speaker
November 2007
Investigating Suspected Wrongdoing While Minimizing Legal Risk, 9th Annual Roundtable on Critical Issues in the Financial Services Industry
Speaker
June 2005
Emerging Issues in Corporate Internal Investigations, National Employment Law Institute
Speaker
December 2004
Internal Investigations and Avoiding Retaliation in the Sarbanes-Oxley Era, 8th Annual Roundtable on Critical Issues in the Financial Services Industry
Speaker
June 2004

PUBLICATIONS

Blurred Lines: Disgorgement, Forfeiture, and Punishment
Articles
Spring 2014
Criminal Litigation, American Bar Association Section of Litigation Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 2
Loeb & Loeb Closes $90 Million Initial Public Offering for Client Amira Nature Foods
Announcements/Press Releases
October 19, 2012
International Discovery Regulations and U.S. Government Investigations
September 2012
Former Federal Prosecutor Joins Loeb & Loeb's White Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Compliance and Investigations Group
Announcements/Press Releases
February 7, 2011
White Collar Crime and Government Investigations
November 2006
Trends and Challenges in Complex Litigation
Key Strategies For Successfully Conducting Internal Investigations For White Collar Crimes
September 2006
Best Practices For White Collar Litigation
August 2006
Successfully Investigating White Collar Crime
2006
The Private Equity/VC Lawyer's Best Practices Collection
Sharing Information with Auditors: Does it Waive Work Product Protection?
July 2005
White-Collar Crime Issue, New York Law Journal
In House Counsel: Ethics and Off-Switches: What Next?
September 2004
Legal Times

MEDIA MENTIONS

NY Lawmakers Cozying Up to Cash, Anti-Graft Panel Says
December 9, 2013
Law360
Silver, Skelos and Klein Join Law Firms' Legal Fight Against Moreland
December 2, 2013
Capital
FCPA Compliance - Mitigating Risk in M&A Transactions
September 2012
Acquisition International

EXPERIENCE

Special Counsel In Connection with Governor Cuomo’s Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption
Served as special counsel to the co-president of the New York State Senate and the New York State Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference, in connection with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption in the New York state legislature.
Capabilities: White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations
Internal Investigation of Internet Poker Company
Represented the special committee of the board of directors of an Internet poker company in connection with an internal investigation prompted by investigations by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.
Capabilities: Litigation White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations
SEC Investigation Into Accounting Irregularities in Acquisition
Represented a public company based in China that is under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with allegations relating to accounting irregularities in connection with an acquisition.
Capabilities: Litigation China Litigation, Enforcement and Arbitration Response (CLEAR) Team Asia White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations
Internet Gambling Investigation of FTSE 100 CEO
Represented the CEO of a London Stock Exchange FTSE 100 company in a criminal investigation of Internet gambling by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. The company signed a non-prosecution agreement with the government, and no officers or directors were charged.
Capabilities: Litigation White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations Financial Services
China-based Public Company in SEC Insider Trading Investigation
Represented a public company based in China that is under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with allegations relating to insider trading by a member of the company's board of directors.
Capabilities: Litigation China Litigation, Enforcement and Arbitration Response (CLEAR) Team Asia White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations Financial Services
SEC Investigation of U.K. Executive of U.S. Technology Company
Represent a U.K. executive of a U.S. information technology company in an SEC investigation into alleged accounting irregularities relating to the largest civilian government contract in the United Kingdom’s history.
Capabilities: Litigation White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations
CEO in Investigation Into Company's Accounting Practices
Represented the CEO of a company under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with allegations relating to accounting irregularities and improper revenue recognition.
Capabilities: Litigation White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations Financial Services
Telenor ASA in Dispute With Alfa Group
Represented the Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor ASA in its multiple disputes with Alfa Group.
Capabilities: Litigation White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations
Internal Audit Regarding Issues Relating to Mortgage Services Provided by Client
Represented a public company in connection with an internal audit regarding potential issues relating to mortgage services provided to financial institutions.
Capabilities: Litigation White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations
European Bank CFO in DOJ Investigation of Cuban Transactions
Represented the CFO of a division of a European bank under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and the New York District Attorney's Office for allegedly facilitating financial transactions with Cuba.
Capabilities: Litigation White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations

PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

Mr. Musoff served for six years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. During his tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Musoff tried 10 felony jury cases to verdict, and he briefed and argued numerous cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

 
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