Bradley D. Simon
In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Simon regularly represents clients under investigation for securities, mail, wire, and bank fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations (FCPA), antitrust, tax evasion, health care fraud, political corruption and a wide array of other alleged federal and state offenses in jurisdictions throughout the United States. In the course of his career, he has tried over thirty federal jury trials.
In his civil practice, Mr. Simon represents corporate and individual clients in various complex commercial and contractual disputes. He also represents clients in arbitration proceedings. He has argued numerous appeals before appellate courts throughout the United States.
Mr. Simon counsels domestic and international corporations with respect to a wide array of business issues. He assists clients in better understanding governmental regulations and in solving problems that impact their ability to transact business in the United States. His clients include multinational corporations, small business entrepreneurs and individual investors based in the United States as well as throughout Europe.
Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Simon served as an Assistant U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1990 to 1998 where he prosecuted complex white collar fraud, tax and organized crime cases. From 1987-1990, he served as a Trial Attorney with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice where he tried cases in federal district courts throughout the United States.
Mr. Simon serves as Chairman of the Lawyer's Council of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and is a member of the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund Leadership Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The Constitution Project, a non-profit think tank in Washington D.C. that builds bipartisan consensus on constitutional and legal issues.
Mr. Simon has served as an Adjunct Professor at St. Johns University and Fordham Law Schools and has taught trial advocacy at Emory Law School in Atlanta. He is a member and frequent speaker at the International Section of the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA). He is also a member of the Cercle de l'Union Interalliée in Paris.
Mr. Simon frequently appears as an expert legal commentator on NBC, CNN, FOX and other television networks. Since 2008, he has annually been named a New York "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics Magazine.
He is admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia as well before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is also admitted in numerous U.S. Courts of Appeals and District Courts throughout the United States.
Mr. Simon received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Harvard University and a law degree from Georgetown University.
Mr. Simon's Current and Recent Representations
Former New York State Comptroller, Alan Hevesi
President and Founder of CDR Securities, David Rubin
New York businessman Morris Talansky, in connection with the criminal investigation of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
British Solicitor Jeffrey Tesler, in connection with the Halliburton FCPA prosecution
Bayou Hedge Fund Co-Founder, James Marquez
Former Vice President for Worldwide Sales of Symbol Technology - Motorola, Frank Borghese
Former CEO of Duane Reade, Anthony Cuti
Former CEO of Metallum Group Switzerland LTD, Roger Ehrler
Multi Trade International, Hamburg, Germany
Corrections Corporation of America
Continuum Health Partners
Mr. Simon's Recent Speaking Engagements
Mr. Simon served as chair and moderator of a panel at the American Bar Association International Section's Spring Conference in New York on April 19th. The panel's topic was: "Defending Client’s in Cross-Border Investigations."
Brad Simon was a featured speaker at a March 29th 2012 panel in London sponsored by British American Business Inc. Mr. Simon discussed the U.S. Justice Department's recent heightened enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and its potential impact on British citizens and companies. Read more.
"The Privileged Profession: Risks Faced by the Legal Professionals Advising In International Transactions", International Bar Association's (IBA) Anti Corruption Conference, Paris, France, March 14, 2012.
"Regulatory Environment Affecting Corporate Governance USA: Continuing Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley-Dodd Frank", Union Internatinal des Avocats (UIA) Winter Seminar, Whistler Mountain, Canada, February 28, 2012.
"Protecting International Corporate Clients from Prosecution", 2011 Israel Bar Annual Meeting, Eilat
"Defending U.S. and French Citizens in Governmental Investigations", Paris American Club
"The Erosion of Constitutional Rights and Liberties in the Federal Criminal Justice System", American Bar Association Conference, Memphis Tennessee
"Measures that Corporate Executives Should Take to Protect Themselves from Potential Governmental Investigations", Young Presidents Organization (YPO) held at the New York Stock exchange
"Ethical Duties/ Responsibilities/ Liabilities of Lawyers Representing Joint Ventures and Partnerships", Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) Conference, Park City, Utah
"Corporate Employees' Interests in White Collar Investigations", New York Inns of Court