Leaders in the Field of Criminal Defense

Maintaining the highest level of professionalism and integrity, our commitment is to protecting the client and achieving results through strong and aggressive advocacy.

Sound Judgement and Unyielding Commitment

Our mission is to provide clients with their strongest defense in order to achieve the best possible result.

Litigates complex civil matters, including securities cases brought by governmental regulatory agencies such as the SEC, and private regulators such as FINRA.

Edward V. Sapone is an experienced litigator who successfully defends clients in federal courts across the United States. He is focused on federal litigation and white collar prosecutions of all kinds with some of the most common involving health care and securities fraud and public corruption. He has won acquittals after trial and dismissals of indictments in a wide variety of cases. Mr. Sapone is a frequent lecturer on white collar crime, federal practice and trial techniques.

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William S. Petrillo, Esq.

William S. Petrillo is an experienced trial attorney who has represented a wide variety of clients in many different types of cases and has procured acquittals in many complex cases, including high profile trials. He is often referred cases from other attorneys that are trial ready and is routinely consulted by members of the legal community to advise on trial issues. Mr. Petrillo is also consistently retained by law firms as a consultant to assist their trial attorneys.

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Consistent Acquittals After Trial


    Defending against large-scale DOJ grand jury and SEC investigations and complex criminal cases. We represent large corporations and individuals of all types and in all industries, including the financial, health care, political and law enforcement industries.

  • The Nation's Top LEGAL EXCELLENCE

    As leaders of the criminal defense bar, we continuously look for ways to champion new causes to improve the criminal justice system and help criminal defendants.

  • Top Rated Attorneys in New York

    Maintaining the highest level of professionalism and integrity, our commitment is to protecting the client and achieving extraordinary results through intelligent and die-hard advocacy. Our mission is to protect our clients while providing them with their strongest defense to achieve the best possible results. The firm is made up by a team of experienced, dedicated and skilled attorneys and support staff. Every member of the firm works to support the firm's principals who have a wealth of experience and a career of significant legal victories.

  • Top 100 National Trial Lawyers

    The Firm has repeatedly gained acquittals after trial and dismissals of voluminous indictments ranging from federal and state court fraud and tax prosecutions to narcotics trafficking, murder, money laundering, vehicular crimes and a wide array of various crimes. They have also protected clients from the loss of tens of million dollars from forfeiture actions.

William Petrillo addresses national media following
acquittal of indicted Police Officer