We serve as lead counsel on high-stakes criminal cases, and have worked on many complex, high-stakes, groundbreaking matters.


Marc Agnifilo

International Criminal Matters

Represented founder of international investment bank in large, international fraud case involving money laundering, European VAT tax fraud and criminal association charged by the Public Prosecutor in Rome under Italian law;

Represented several Swiss and Liechtenstein affiliate banks in tax haven investigation conducted by U.S. Department of Justice;

Obtained a full acquittal at trial representing indicted Swiss banker in U.S. Department of Justice case charging international tax fraud through complex financial structures;

Represented Grand Jury target in U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation into bribery of public officials in India by U.S-based company;

Represented several subjects in criminal investigation conducted by government of Kyrgyzstan into fraud and other crimes leading to that nation’s revolution in April 2010;

Represented individual charged with significant crimes in Italy, Switzerland, Romania and Bulgaria regarding international business transactions;

Represented principal in U.S. FCPA investigation concerning payments to foreign public officials in connection with the awarding of large fuel contracts;

Represented Italian citizen convicted in absentia in the Palermo, Italy “maxi trial in extradition proceeding;”

Represented high level executive of an international oil company in criminal tax and money laundering prosecutions brought by the U.S. and Israel;

Represented founder of multinational business extradited from the U.K to New York by Manhattan District Attorney;

Represented international private equity fund manager regarding Interpol “red flag” due to arrest warrant issued by former Soviet Republic;

Represented U.S. citizen in U.S. criminal matter and related Swiss investigation involving illegal UBS tax shelters.

Represented persons convicted in absentia before the European Court of Human Rights and before the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights.

United States Federal Criminal Matters

Represent former Goldman Sachs employee in an alleged bribery and money laundering scheme involving the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

Achieved a full acquittal in a trial representing a prominent Long Island politician charged with official corruption by the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York;

Represented founder of self help group NXIVM who was charged with sex trafficking and racketeering in the EDNY.

Represented prominent former CEO of drug company charged with securities fraud by the U.S. Attorney for the EDNY; appeared with client before Congress;

Represented Turkish gold trader charged by SDNY in largest Iran sanctions case against single person in U.S. history;

Represented a valuation company in connection with EDNY Platinum Partners investigation;

Represented an administrator of the web site “Silk Road” in connection with a SDNY indictment, including extradition proceedings from a European country;

Represented target of a DOJ Antitrust investigation into potential bid-rigging by executives at one of the oldest advertising agencies;

Insider trading securities fraud prosecution by U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) with parallel S.E.C. enforcement action;

Represented CEO of a Bitcoin company in money laundering investigation by the SDNY.

Represented Chinese National charged by U.S. Attorney in Connecticut with stealing trade secrets regarding confidential U.S. Air Force project for the benefit of China;

Represented doctors in federal investigation concerning commercial bribery with national laboratories by the U.S. Attorney in New Jersey;

First ever international “cyber drug case” involving encrypted web sites created to sell illegal non-narcotic drugs in over 50 countries;

Fraud investigation involving medical billing conducted by US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York;

Grand Jury investigation into union corruption in the construction industry conducted by U.S. Attorney in New Jersey;

Major Mortgage and Bank fraud investigation conducted by U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey;

Multiple defendant “small cap” stock fraud case charged in the SDNY with parallel S.E.C. enforcement investigation;

Bank Fraud prosecution in SDNY related to alleged “Ponzi Scheme”;

Insurance fraud and embezzlement prosecution in Eastern District of New York (EDNY) related to large multi-state car dealership;

Significant international missile trafficking case in SDNY involving international law and the extraterritorial applicability of federal criminal statutes; argued and briefed appeal before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit;

High profile federal “Mann” Act case involving international escort service (Emperor’s Club) in SDNY;

Large racketeering (RICO) prosecution against reputed organized crime figures in EDNY, charging “Hobbs Act” extortion and official bribery;

RICO, extortion case regarding alleged organized crime members in SDNY;

Money laundering “sting” investigation against real estate developer prosecuted by U.S. Attorney in New Jersey;

Complex business fraud scheme charged by U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia;

International medical product and prescription drug mislabeling investigation prosecuted by U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia;

Major international illegal prescription drug case prosecuted by U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine;

Narcotics prosecution in the SDNY;

Large bank, wire, mail and bankruptcy fraud case charged by U.S. Attorney in Delaware;

Insurance, mail, and wire fraud investigation by U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York into a corporate officer of an insurance company;

Representation of President and CEO of national company in investigation into mail and wire fraud conducted by the U.S. Attorney in New Jersey;

Major international money laundering prosecution in U.S. District Court in New Hampshire;

Representation of several defendants in different mortgage fraud cases in the Eastern District of N.Y.

Bank fraud investigation of real estate developer by U.S. Attorney for the SDNY;

Investigation into bid-rigging and fraud conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

Briefed and argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in numerous criminal cases.

New York District Attorney and New York State Attorney General Matters

Full acquittal after month-long trial for a man charged with murder who had served twenty years in prison for a crime he did not commit after being wrongfully convicted twice;

Enterprise Corruption (OCCA) and Securities fraud case against the founder and owner of a multi-state broker dealer brought by Manhattan D.A.;

Represented Chinese National by Manhattan D.A. regarding theft of secret scientific material and confidential computer material from a “Quant” hedge fund;

Secured Non-Prosecution Agreement for major national construction company in connection with industry-wide investigation by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York;

Represented CEO of a brokerage company charged by Manhattan DA with NYS Securities Fraud (Martin Act), Larceny and defrauding investors;

Homicide charges brought by Manhattan D.A. against investment banker stemming from a boating accident in New York Harbor;

NY Attorney General OCCA prosecution of multi-state untaxed cigarette and money laundering business;

Grand Larceny and fraud charges by Manhattan D.A. against employee of a New York Hedge Fund;

Investigation by Queens D.A. of non-profit education company regarding misuse of public funds;

Multi-million dollar construction fraud case against principal of large construction company;

Twenty-million dollar fraud prosecution by Manhattan District Attorney of large New York City real estate developer;

Extradition and trial of president of international corporation charged in the United States by Manhattan D.A.;

Fraud prosecution brought by Manhattan D.A.’s Frauds Unit, involving extradition from Brazil;

Significant firearms trafficking case prosecuted jointly by Manhattan and Queens District Attorneys;

Case involving official-bribery against N.Y. State Banking Department Official brought by Manhattan D.A. Rackets Division;

N.Y. State Attorney General investigation of a former New York State Comptroller;

Manhattan D.A. investigation into the fire at the Deutsche Bank Building, resulting in the death of two fire fighters;

Two-year Grand Jury investigation into labor racketeering and fraud in N.Y.C. construction industry;

High profile drug case against students at Columbia University. Represented only defendant to get diversion, resulting in dismissal of charges.

New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Criminal Matters

Acquittal against Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in a case charging a New York nightclub owner of the double execution murders of alleged drug associates;

Union County Prosecutor’s Office case charging the Vice President of a major professional sports franchise with firearms possession;

New Jersey Attorney General investigation into fraud committed by multiple doctor medical practice;

New Jersey Attorney General investigation into mortgage fraud committed by a New York attorney;

Philadelphia District Attorney investigation into a highly publicized fire which caused the deaths of two firemen.

S.E.C., FINRA and Private Securities Matters

Represented a long island politician in SEC investigation into alleged corruption regarding municipal bonding;

Represented the President and Founder of Public Company named in securities class action law suit in the SDNY;

Represented hedge fund manager in S.E.C. insider trading case;

Represented high-yield bond trader in first ever insider trading case involving credit default swaps brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.), New York Regional Office;

Represented several stock analysts in S.E.C investigation in Chicago Regional Office;

Represented broker in New York S.E.C. investigation into “spoofing” and “layered trading;”

Represented stock promoter in New York S.E.C. investigation into reverse mergers and stock manipulation;

Represented former Lehman Brothers broker charged with insider trading by S.E.C. in Washington D.C.;

Represented founder and owner of broker dealer in FINRA enforcement proceeding.

Internal Corporate Investigations

Represented trader in internal investigation conducted by major international Broker-Dealer;

Conducted internal investigations of several Swiss banks in connection with US DOJ Swiss Bank Program;

Conducted internal investigation of large construction company in connection with Department of Justice criminal investigation;

Represented owner of medical device company in corporate investigation conducted in concert with two U.S. Attorney’s Offices.