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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jonathan Sack has a "sharp mind" and excels in complex criminal investigations.

Biography

Jonathan S Sack has extensive experience litigating complex civil and criminal cases. He represents individuals and companies in federal and state criminal, civil and regulatory matters, and conducts internal investigations.

He served for 13 years as an assistant US attorney for the Eastern District of New York, where he handled significant prosecutions in the areas of securities and financial institution fraud, RICO violations, export control offences, money laundering, and drug trafficking. He held a number of supervisory positions, including chief of the criminal division, overseeing investigations and prosecutions conducted by more than 100 prosecutors in all areas of federal criminal law. He tried more than a dozen federal cases and has argued on numerous occasions in the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In 1996, he received a Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an assistant US attorney. Prior to becoming an assistant US attorney, Jon was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He joined Morvillo Abramowitz as a partner in 2003.

Jon has been named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of litigation: white collar crime and government investigations. The guide described Jon as “one of the most diligent and careful lawyers”, adding: “He’s a lawyer’s lawyer ... who has one of the most searing intellects and is incredibly smart and doesn't miss a thing.” He has also been recommended by The Legal 500: United States in white-collar criminal defence and securities litigation, and described as “relentless and infallible”. Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys has recognised Jon as a “litigation star” in the area of white-collar crime/enforcement/investigations. In addition, WWL has recognised Jon as a leading business crime defence lawyer and described him as “technically brilliant and extremely reliable”. He has also been recognised in Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers.

Jon is co-author of Federal Corporate Sentencing: Compliance and Mitigation (revised edition, 2017), a frequently cited one-volume treatise updated semi-annually, and co-author of the white-collar crime column in the New York Law Journal. Jon is a regular contributor to The Insider Blog on Forbes.com. He is an adjunct professor of law at St John’s University School of Law, where he teaches a course in white-collar crime.

Jon is a member of the advisory committee on civil litigation of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He belongs to numerous professional organisations, including the American Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, the Federal Bar Council, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators.

Selected representations include: executives of US hedge fund in a high-profile DOJ and SEC FCPA investigation; the audit committee of an energy company in connection with an internal investigation relating to reporting of oil and gas reserves; an individual in connection with a DOJ investigation and subsequent federal prosecution of campaign finance violations; current and former employees of a rating agency in connection with DOJ and SEC investigations; a CMBS trader at a global bank in a SEC investigation of statements made to counterparties in trade negotiation; a senior executive of a healthcare company in a DOJ investigation of possible fraud and kickback-related violations; a sports marketing executive in DOJ FIFA-related investigation; a digital advertising manager in DOJ investigation of possible fraud at advertising agency; a defendant in high-profile prosecution of individuals associated with Platinum Partners hedge fund; an individual in a DOJ and Swiss investigation relating to the 1MDB scandal; a retired US Air Force general in a DOJ investigation relating to post-retirement employment, and in a debarment proceeding; Rio Tinto in pending SEC enforcement proceedings; and an individual in NY County DA sales tax investigation related to art purchases.

Jon was educated at Yale Law School (JD) and Harvard University (AB, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jonathan Sack enjoys a "strong standing as a brilliant business crime lawyer".

Biography

Jonathan S Sack has extensive experience litigating complex civil and criminal cases. He represents individuals and companies in federal and state criminal, civil and regulatory matters, and conducts internal investigations.

He served for 13 years as an assistant US attorney for the Eastern District of New York, where he handled significant prosecutions in the areas of securities and financial institution fraud, RICO violations, export control offences, money laundering, and drug trafficking. He held a number of supervisory positions, including chief of the criminal division, overseeing investigations and prosecutions conducted by more than 100 prosecutors in all areas of federal criminal law. He tried more than a dozen federal cases and has argued on numerous occasions in the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In 1996, he received a Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an assistant US attorney. Prior to becoming an assistant US attorney, Jon was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He joined Morvillo Abramowitz as a partner in 2003.

Jon has been named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of litigation: white collar crime and government investigations. The guide described Jon as “one of the most diligent and careful lawyers”, adding: “He’s a lawyer’s lawyer ... who has one of the most searing intellects and is incredibly smart and doesn't miss a thing.” He has also been recommended by The Legal 500: United States in white-collar criminal defence and securities litigation, and described as “relentless and infallible”. Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys has recognised Jon as a “litigation star” in the area of white-collar crime/enforcement/investigations. In addition, WWL has recognised Jon as a leading business crime defence lawyer and described him as “technically brilliant and extremely reliable”. He has also been recognised in Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers.

Jon is co-author of Federal Corporate Sentencing: Compliance and Mitigation (revised edition, 2017), a frequently cited one-volume treatise updated semi-annually, and co-author of the white-collar crime column in the New York Law Journal. Jon is a regular contributor to The Insider Blog on Forbes.com. He is an adjunct professor of law at St John’s University School of Law, where he teaches a course in white-collar crime.

Jon is a member of the advisory committee on civil litigation of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He belongs to numerous professional organisations, including the American Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, the Federal Bar Council, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators.

Selected representations include: executives of US hedge fund in a high-profile DOJ and SEC FCPA investigation; the audit committee of an energy company in connection with an internal investigation relating to reporting of oil and gas reserves; an individual in connection with a DOJ investigation and subsequent federal prosecution of campaign finance violations; current and former employees of a rating agency in connection with DOJ and SEC investigations; a CMBS trader at a global bank in a SEC investigation of statements made to counterparties in trade negotiation; a senior executive of a healthcare company in a DOJ investigation of possible fraud and kickback-related violations; a sports marketing executive in DOJ FIFA-related investigation; a digital advertising manager in DOJ investigation of possible fraud at advertising agency; a defendant in high-profile prosecution of individuals associated with Platinum Partners hedge fund; an individual in a DOJ and Swiss investigation relating to the 1MDB scandal; a retired US Air Force general in a DOJ investigation relating to post-retirement employment, and in a debarment proceeding; Rio Tinto in pending SEC enforcement proceedings; and an individual in NY County DA sales tax investigation related to art purchases.

Jon was educated at Yale Law School (JD) and Harvard University (AB, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

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