Nicholas M. De Feis has over 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer and counselor specializing in white collar and corporate criminal defense, complex civil cases and investigations. He has represented corporations, senior executives, lawyers, accountants, CFOs and other officers of public companies, financial advisers and brokers, investment bankers, public officials and doctors in federal and state proceedings and investigations, including proceedings before the United States Department of Justice, various United States Attorneys’ Offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York State Attorney General and regulatory agencies. He has examined compliance issues and spearheaded internal investigations. His cases have involved securities fraud, including insider trading, mail and wire fraud, tax offenses, antitrust, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, accounting fraud and public corruption.
After graduating from Yale College and the Yale Law School, Mr. De Feis served as a law clerk for the Honorable Leonard B. Sand in the Southern District of New York. Mr. De Feis then became an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York where he successfully tried and argued a number of major cases and received, among other honors, the Attorney General’s Commendation for Outstanding Service and a Special Achievement Award for Sustained Superior Performance.
Since founding De Feis O’Connell & Rose, Mr. De Feis has successfully handled both high profile and confidential assignments. Some notable representations include:
Mr. De Feis has publishes a regular column in the New York Law Journal on "International Criminal Law and Enforcement" and has also written on corporate compliance, internal investigations, asset forfeiture, criminal defense and sentencing, among other topics, appeared in the media and on panels to discuss corporate and criminal law and served as an expert in the area of extradition. Links to some of these articles appear on this page.
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