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Lawrence Iason

Lawrence Iason
Office:
565 Fifth Avenue
10017
City:
New York
State:
New York
Country:
USA
Tel:
+1 212 880 9420
Fax:
+1 212 856 9494

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Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence: Corporates

One of the country’s leading securities regulation and enforcement and white-collar defence 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 has also counselled corporate boards in connection with numerous issues, including corporate governance and accounting issues.

Larry's career has included both private practice and public service. He entered private practice in 1979 and became a principal at a predecessor firm to Morvillo Abramowitz in 1985. In 1988, Larry left the firm to head the Securities and Exchange Commission’s New York regional office where he supervised all enforcement and regulatory operations in the SEC's largest region. He returned to the firm in 1991. Larry also served as an assistant special prosecutor in the Watergate Special Prosecution Force and as an assistant US attorney for the Southern District of New York.

From October 2012 to October 2013, Larry served as a member of the New York State white-collar crime task force, to which he was appointed by the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York. The task force was charged with examining New York's anti-fraud and anti-corruption laws.

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. Securities Docket named Larry as one of its inaugural “Enforcement 40”, a list of the top 40 securities defence attorneys. Most recently, Larry was named a “White Collar Crime Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal. Named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of litigation: white-collar crime and government investigations, he has been described as “exceptionally experienced, and a real expert in litigation strategy and client management”. Larry has also been recognised by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a “Litigation Star” in the area of white-collar crime/enforcement/investigations. The Legal 500 United States has recognised him in the areas of white-collar criminal defence and securities litigation. Larry has been recognised under the areas of criminal defence: white-collar and corporate governance and compliance law by Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Who’s Who Legal has recognised Larry as a leading business crime defence lawyer and described him as “the cream of the crop for securities regulation and enforcement”. Larry has also been recognised in Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers.

Larry was educated at New York University School of Law (JD, cum laude, Order of the Coif, editor, Law Review) and Yale University (BA).

WWL says: Lawrence Iason draws widespread praise from peers who describe him as “one of the all-time greats” in the field.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Business Crime Defence: Individuals

One of the country’s leading securities regulation and enforcement and white-collar defence 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 has also counselled corporate boards in connection with numerous issues, including corporate governance and accounting issues.

Larry's career has included both private practice and public service. He entered private practice in 1979 and became a principal at a predecessor firm to Morvillo Abramowitz in 1985. In 1988, Larry left the firm to head the Securities and Exchange Commission’s New York regional office where he supervised all enforcement and regulatory operations in the SEC's largest region. He returned to the firm in 1991. Larry also served as an assistant special prosecutor in the Watergate Special Prosecution Force and as an assistant US attorney for the Southern District of New York.

From October 2012 to October 2013, Larry served as a member of the New York State white-collar crime task force, to which he was appointed by the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York. The task force was charged with examining New York's anti-fraud and anti-corruption laws.

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. Securities Docket named Larry as one of its inaugural “Enforcement 40”, a list of the top 40 securities defence attorneys. Most recently, Larry was named a “White Collar Crime Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal. Named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of litigation: white-collar crime and government investigations, he has been described as “exceptionally experienced, and a real expert in litigation strategy and client management”. Larry has also been recognised by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a “Litigation Star” in the area of white-collar crime/enforcement/investigations. The Legal 500 United States has recognised him in the areas of white-collar criminal defence and securities litigation. Larry has been recognised under the areas of criminal defence: white-collar and corporate governance and compliance law by Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Who’s Who Legal has recognised Larry as a leading business crime defence lawyer and described him as “the cream of the crop for securities regulation and enforcement”. Larry has also been recognised in Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers.

Larry was educated at New York University School of Law (JD, cum laude, Order of the Coif, editor, Law Review) and Yale University (BA).

WWL says: Lawrence Iason is highly respected by market sources who consider him “one of the deans of the SEC enforcement space”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence which can be purchased from our Shop.

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