I defend clients who come from different walks of life but live the same nightmare: finding themselves caught up in white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement cases that involve complicated laws and life-altering consequences.
As part of this practice, I use my substantial regulatory experience – particularly in export controls (both International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR)) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions – to defend clients in investigations that involve complicated factual and legal issues. Facing a government investigation, or a civil or criminal enforcement proceeding of any kind, is a serious and unsettling experience for anyone – especially when the investigation involves dense regulations that are difficult to navigate. My experience in both white-collar and regulatory matters gives me the ability to cut through the jargon and advocate for my clients caught in the government’s crosshairs, including clients who work in highly sophisticated and heavily regulated industries.
I also work on legal ethics and professional responsibility matters. I have advised lawyers and their clients on attorneys’ ethical obligations, including attorney advertising restrictions and conflict of interest rules.
In addition to my work in these areas, I represent clients in complex civil litigation, and both accused students and sexual assault victims in campus disciplinary proceedings.
My passion for helping clients from all walks of life includes fighting for justice for my pro bono clients. I have maintained an active pro bono practice throughout my career. I have represented indigent criminal defendants, both at trial and in postconviction proceedings. I have represented immigrants seeking asylum in U.S. Immigration Court for fear of being harmed or even killed if forced to return to their native countries.
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