Mr Benjamin Fischer > Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C. > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Benjamin S. Fischer represents corporate executives and corporations in high stakes business litigation, criminal actions, and regulatory investigations. He has significant experience litigating almost every aspect of civil and criminal cases in both federal and state court and also has extensive experience handling all phases of arbitrations. Ben has tried criminal and civil cases to verdict and arbitrations to final decisions. He has led corporate internal investigations for multinational corporations. Ben also has significant appellate experience in both state and federal appellate courts. His cases have involved allegations of hedge fund mismanagement, private equity fund mismanagement, securities fraud, insider trading, stock option backdating, market timing, collusion, rate fixing, price fixing, bribery, tax fraud, and money laundering. In addition, Ben has represented both individuals and corporations under investigation by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the District Attorney’s Office, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He also has represented companies conducting internal investigations and individuals in connection with those investigations.

Career

Partner, Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC, 2012; Adjunct Instructor of Legal Writing, Brooklyn Law School, 2007 – 2008 Academic Year; Law Clerk, Honorable James C. Francis IV, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2002 – 2003.

Memberships

Ben is a member of the Criminal Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association (he also served on the City Bar’s Young Lawyers Committee), the Federal Bar Council (where he serves on its First Decade Committee), and the American Bar Association. He also is a board member of the New York Legal Services Group, one of New York City’s largest provider of free civil legal services to low income residents of New York.

Education

Brooklyn Law School (J.D., magna cum laude), 2002; Connecticut College (B.A.), 1997.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C. is a New York-based boutique best known for individual representations, although it also handles significant matters for a variety of corporates. In one key matter, Robert Anello is representing a Venezuelan energy company and its co-founder in connection with an FCPA investigation by the DOJ and several US attorneys’ offices. Alongside Jodi Misher Peikin, he is representing an investment adviser in an SEC and Labor investigation relating to alleged violations of fiduciary duty obligations. In another highlight, Jonathan Sack is representing an individual in a matter relating to the transfer of Facebook data to Cambridge Analytica. Elkan Abramowitz and Judith Mogul are representing the New York Governor’s Office in an investigation and prosecutions in the Southern District of New York relating to charges of bribery and fraud against one of the Governor’s former aides and state contractor, as well as lobbying and potential conflicts of interest in the Buffalo Billion project. Other names to note include Benjamin FischerLawrence Iason and Catherine Foti.