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

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One of the country’s leading securities regulation and enforcement and white collar defense attorneys, Lawrence Iason represents financial institutions, major corporations and their senior corporate officers, and prominent individuals in a wide variety of high-profile and complex white collar cases. He has successfully represented clients in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Larry is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully represented clients at all stages of criminal and civil trials, in arbitrations, and on appeal. He also has counseled corporate boards in connection with numerous issues, including corporate governance and accounting issues.


Partner, Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC, 1985; Law Clerk, Honorable Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; Assistant Special Prosecutor, Watergate Special Prosecution Force; Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York; Regional Administrator, New York office of the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Larry is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the New York City, New York State, and American Bar Associations, the Federal Bar Council, and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers.


New York University School of Law (J.D., cum laude; Order of the Coif; Editor, Law Review), 1971; Yale University (B.A.), 1967.

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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.