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Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C.
565 FIFTH AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10017
NEW YORK
United States

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Elkan Abramowitz is a leading white collar criminal defense lawyer experienced in handling civil and criminal matters in state and federal court for individual and corporate clients. He has built his career as a trial lawyer representing prestigious clients who have fallen into high stakes personal and professional crises both in and outside the courtroom. Elkan is the recipient of the 1999 Milton S. Gould Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy presented by the Office of the Appellate Defender. In 2008, he was honored with the New York Council of Defense Lawyers’ Norman S. Ostrow award for the defense of liberty and the preservation of individual rights. More recently, Elkan received the New York Law Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Career

Partner, Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC, 1979; Served as counsel to the Special Master in the garment center antitrust case in 1992; Appointed Special Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Investigation for the City of New York in 1990 to investigate a stock transfer by Mayor David Dinkins to his son; Chief of the Criminal Division, Southern District of New York, 1976; Law Clerk, Honorable Inzer B. Wyatt, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York; Assistant Deputy Mayor, City of New York; Special Counsel, Select Committee on Crime for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Memberships

Elkan is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a former director of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers. He also is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations, the New York City Bar Association (past member of the Criminal Law, Federal Courts, Ethics, and Judiciary Committees), and the Federal Bar Council.

Education

New York University School of Law (LL.B.; Pomeroy Scholar; Editor, Law Review), 1964; Brown University (B.A.), 1961.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Leading trial lawyers

(Hall of Fame)

Elkan AbramowitzMorvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C.

(Leading trial lawyers)

Elkan AbramowitzMorvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C.

Elkan Abramowitz – Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C. Elkan Abramowitz, who founded the firm, is a white-collar crime expert based in New York. Recent notable mandates include Abramowitz’s representation of the Chamber of the office of the Governor of New York in relation to inquiries about nursing home orders and reports. Abramowitz has been recognized by clients for his ‘deep knowledge and great wisdom.’

Elkan Abramowitz – Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C. Elkan Abramowitz, who founded the firm, is a white-collar crime expert based in New York. Recent notable mandates include Abramowitz’s representation of the Chamber of the office of the Governor of New York in relation to inquiries about nursing home orders and reports. Abramowitz has been recognized by clients for his ‘deep knowledge and great wisdom.’

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

At Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C. in New York, ‘the partners are exceptional in terms of their ability to advocate for and counsel their clients‘, focusing primarily on advising companies and individuals on complex white collar and regulatory matters and complex business disputes, in which securities enforcement matters figure prominently. It defends banks, mortgage lenders and brokers, consumer finance companies and other financial institutions in state and federal courts and in arbitration, as well as before governmental agencies. Clients pick out Robert Anello as ‘an outstanding lawyer who possesses impeccable judgement and is highly ethical and very client-focused‘. Along with Edward Spiro he advised the founder and CEO of a public company in approximately 20 class action and derivative suits relating to allegations of stock manipulation. Key partner Elkan Abramowitz is also recommended for both civil and criminal matters.

United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

(Hall of Fame)

Elkan AbramowitzMorvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C.

New York-based boutique firm Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C. has a strong track record in high-profile and complex white-collar crime and regulatory matters, and also business disputes. It acts for corporate entities and individuals, and has considerable experience in litigating cases in federal and state courts, and in representing clients before government bodies and enforcement agencies. Elkan Abramowitz is a veteran trial lawyer who is well versed in supporting clients in crisis situations, while Robert Anello  has over 30 years’ experience in white-collar criminal defense, securities and regulatory enforcement matters. Catherine Foti handles internal investigations for corporations and has particular experience in fraud, employment discrimination, and sexual harassment matters; Jonathan Sack  is recommended for both civil and criminal cases. The team was bolstered in February 2021 with the arrival of Kathleen Cassidy, who joined from NechelesLaw LLP, and Karen King, who joined from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Jodi Misher Peikin  retired. All named attorneys are based in New York.