Firm Profile > Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP > New York, United States

Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP
SUITE 7110
NY 10118
United States

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

New York-based litigation boutique Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP is very highly regarded for advising corporations, boards of directors and executives on internal and agency investigations, enforcement proceedings and myriad regulatory matters. Areas of strength include securities and commodities fraud, accounting fraud, money laundering and antitrust issues. Sean Hecker heads the practice and is recommended for FCPA and anti-corruption matters. Jenna Dabbs, a former federal prosecutor, brings considerable trial experience to the team and is well versed in government investigations. In January 2020, Marshall Miller joined the team from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Joshua Matz was promoted to partner in February 2020.

Practice head(s):

Sean Hecker

Other key lawyers:

Marshall Miller; Joshua Matz; Jenna Dabbs

Key clients

Robert Bogucki


Atalaya Capital Management L.P.

Cheikh Gadio

Mark Groussman

Amicus Curiae in U.S. v. Flynn

Gregory Dwyer

Société Générale S.A.

Founded in July 2017 by renowned litigator Roberta Kaplan, Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP has quickly emerged as one of the most formidable litigation boutiques in the country, fusing high stakes commercial litigation with a groundbreaking public interest practice. Clients trust Kaplan Hecker with some of their most pressing challenges, from white collar criminal defense, to commercial disputes, to civil rights litigation, to appeals – diversity that is reflected in the range of key matters detailed below. Kaplan Hecker’s team of New York and Washington, D.C.-based litigators share a mission to provide the highest level of client service and advocacy, while at the same time maintaining a deep commitment to principles of integrity, fairness, and public service. For the past two years in a row, Kaplan Hecker has been recognized as the “Boutique Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation.

Our litigators are commercially minded and have top-tier credentials that they deploy on our clients’ behalf to help them successfully navigate the most complex and pressing legal and business challenges, including contract disputes, partnership disputes, bankruptcy litigation, class actions, securities litigation, consumer protection cases, and a wide array of other matters. Our client base spans diverse industries and sectors, and our skills allow us to pivot immediately to litigate for our clients. Our growing base includes the globe’s largest financial institutions and ratings agencies, Fortune 100 & 500 companies, the nation’s most prestigious universities, cutting-edge TMT companies and startups, and nationally prominent individuals. Additionally, one of the firm’s founding principles is a commitment to litigating and trying cases on matters of public policy and social justice for individuals and organizations, and we have continued to do so vigorously.

Clients of Kaplan Hecker receive personalized attention from the partners, while benefiting from the efficiencies of a small, uniquely talented team of lawyers with a deep breadth of expertise and a wide range of subject-matter expertise. Our clients and our peers continue to recognize that our firm’s size, experience, subject-matter expertise, commercial mindedness, and nimble management structure allow us to consistently deliver high-quality, effective work product in the most cost-efficient manner. We have also continued to receive recognition from the broader legal industry, and Roberta Kaplan and Sean Hecker are widely recognized as two of the top litigators in the country.

Kaplan Hecker continues to enhance its leading edge by attracting top talent, including recently welcoming Marshall Miller, Valerie Hletko and Susanne Sachsman Grooms to the partnership – leading national experts in white collar, financial services regulation and congressional investigations respectively. Partner Joshua Matz also recently rejoined the firm after once again playing a key role in the impeachment and trial of former President Donald Trump. We have also built a team of five former federal prosecutors and three former public defenders, as well as numerous trial-tested litigators with accomplished careers in private practice. As a result, Kaplan Hecker is recognized for the extensive trial experience of our lawyers, who have tried dozens of civil and criminal cases to verdict in federal and state courts and arbitrations.