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Harry Sandick

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

New York, NY, USA


Harry Sandick is a member of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations Team, the Mortgage and Credit Crisis Litigation Team, and Complex Commercial Actions Team. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Mr. Sandick focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, securities fraud, internal investigations and complex civil litigation.

Mr. Sandick represents organizations and individuals in internal investigations and prosecutions brought by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He has significant experience in matters related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the regulations promulgated by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC). His recent work also includes the representation of a taxpayer who was prosecuted in federal and state court for having an undisclosed offshore bank account, the representation of claimants in a multi-million dollar civil forfeiture action, and the representation of a major investor in Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in the recent investigation conducted by prosecutors and regulators.

Mr. Sandick also represents clients, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in complex securities and business fraud litigation, including matters involving residential mortgage-backed securities transactions.

For almost six years, Mr. Sandick served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where he prosecuted financial fraud cases and other crimes, acting as lead counsel in 12 trials. He served as Deputy Chief for Criminal Appeals, supervising more than 80 appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and as Acting Chief of the Violent Crimes Unit. Mr. Sandick oversaw matters involving securities fraud, business crimes, obstruction of justice, RICO, drug trafficking and terrorism issues. He successfully argued 19 appeals before the Second Circuit.

A frequent speaker and writer on white collar and financial fraud topics, Mr. Sandick has contributed articles to Forbes.com, New York Law Journal and industry publications. He is also co-author of a chapter on pretrial representation in a leading treatise, "Defending Federal Criminal Cases."

Following law school graduation, Mr. Sandick clerked for the Hon. Richard J. Cardamone of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

EDUCATION
J.D., 1995, Harvard Law School, cum laude, Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Human Rights Journal, Research Director, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
B.A., 1992, University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Benjamin Franklin Scholar, University Scholar

BAR ADMISSIONS
New York

COURT ADMISSIONS
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; Fourth Circuit

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Memberships:
New York City Bar Association (Secretary, Committee on Pro Bono and Legal Services, 1997-2000), Professional Responsibility Committee (2008-present); New York State Bar Association (Section on Federal and Commercial Litigation, 2006-present), (Committee on White Collar Criminal Litigation, 2006-present), (Chair, Subcommittee on Sentencing, 2008-present); New York American Inn of Court (2004-present) (White Collar Crime Team Co-Leader 2007-present)

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