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Stanley J. Okula, Jr.

Stanley J. Okula, Jr.

United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
Senior Trial Counsel & Tax Coordinator
New York, NY, USA

Stanley J. Okula, Jr. received his law degree from St. John's University Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review.  After serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Raymond J. Dearie, Chief United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, he was a litigation associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. In 1990 Mr. Okula became an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where he served as the Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Unit.  Since 1995, Mr. Okula has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he serves as Senior Trial Counsel and Tax Coordinator. A two-time recipient of the Department of Justice's Director's Award and a lecturer at the Justice Department's National Advocacy Center, Mr. Okula has argued several criminal tax and related appeals, including: United States v. Ohle, 2011 WL 4978442 (Oct. 20, 2011); United States v. Josephberg, 562 F.3d 478 (2d Cir. 2009); United States v. Cutler, 520 F.3d 136 (2d Cir. 2008); United States v. Josephberg, 459 F.3d 350 (2d Cir. 2006); Manko v. United States, 2003 WL 1973404 (2d Cir. 2006); United States v. Plitman, 194 F.3d 59 (2d Cir. 1999); and United State v. Tannenbaum, 934 F.2d 8 (2d Cir. 1991). Mr. Okula is the author of the following articles: "The Constitution's Unanimity Requirement: On What Must the Jury  Agree?" N.Y.L.J. (October 11, 2011); "The IRS's Voluntary Disclosure Policy,"  ABCNY CLE Program 2001; "Venue and Federalizing Crime --- Will the Supreme Court Tell Prosecutors Where to Go?",  Criminal Justice (Winter 1999) (with Geoffrey S. Mearns); "Third Party Cooperation," Criminal Justice (Summer 1997); "Federal Sentencing Guidelines --- Adjustment for Abuse of Position of Trust," N.Y.L.J. (1997) (with Tony Garoppolo).

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