Elkan Abramowitz

Elkan Abramowitz is a leading white collar criminal defense lawyer experienced in handling civil and criminal matters in state and federal court for individual and corporate clients. He has built his career as a trial lawyer representing prestigious clients fallen into high stakes personal and professional crises both in and outside the courtroom. Elkan is the recipient of the 1999 Milton S. Gould Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy presented by the Office of the Appellate Defender. Named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations every year since Chambers’ 2003 launch in the United States, he has been described as “an unquestioned dean of the field … with a potent combination of experience, intelligence and composure.” Elkan is listed as a “Leading Lawyer” and a “Leading Trial Lawyer” in White Collar Criminal Defense by The Legal 500 United States. He is also listed as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys in the area of White-Collar Crime/Enforcement/Investigations, and has been described as “simply superb—very bright, experienced and [with a] terrific manner,” as well as a lawyer who “commands name-level recognition.” He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Bet-the-Company Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar. In addition, Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has named Elkan one of 8 “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” as well as a leading business crime defense lawyer. “Sources describe him as a ‘towering figure’ in the legal market and ‘cannot recommend him highly enough.’” Elkan is a “‘superb strategist and tactician’ who has represented a host of well-known individuals and corporates over the course of his ‘illustrious career’ to date.” He has also been recognized in Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers and named to its Top 100 list. In 2008, he was honored with the New York Council of Defense Lawyers’ Norman S. Ostrow award for the defense of liberty and the preservation of individual rights.

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Areas of Practice 1) Criminal Defense
Law School New York University School of Law, LL.B.
Education Brown University, A.B.
Most recent firm Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
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