Jay K. Musoff

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

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Practice Areas

  • China Litigation
  • Enforcement and Arbitration Response (CLEAR) Team
  • Consumer Action and Regulatory Defense
  • Litigation
  • Securities Litigation and Enforcement
  • White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations
 
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
 
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, including investigations relating to insider trading, tax shelters, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act issues, government contractor fraud, and securities 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.

Much of Mr. Musoff's practice is international. For example, he often advises companies from China 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 better manage or mitigate risk.

China Practice
Mr. Musoff has one of the leading practices in the United States representing public companies based in China, as well as their officers, directors, and auditors, in investigations throughout the country by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. The SEC's Director of Enforcement has made the investigation of China-based issuers one of the SEC's top enforcement priorities. Mr. Musoff has handled investigations brought by the SEC and the PCAOB across the country, including New York, Washington, Los Angeles, and Boston.

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.

International Arbitration
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.

In addition, Mr. Musoff has defended consumer protection actions and investigations initiated by the Federal Trade Commission, United States Department of Justice, and state Attorneys General offices.

KEY 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.
• 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.
• 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Telenor ASA in Dispute With Alfa Group

Represented the Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor ASA in its multiple disputes with Alfa Group.

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.

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.

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 MORE PUBLICATIONS

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

Events

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

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

 
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