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Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce the formation of its White Collar & Government Investigations practice. This specialized practice group will counsel corporations, institutions, business executives and other professionals facing federal or state investigations, enforcement actions and prosecutions. The firm welcomes veteran litigator Michael Grudberg as a partner to lead the practice.

Mr. Grudberg brings with him more than 25 years of criminal and civil litigation, and trial experience. He has handled federal and state criminal matters in the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, District of Connecticut and New York State courts. Mr. Grudberg has tried cases involving a wide array of allegations, including insider trading, securities fraud, Medicare fraud, bribery and obstruction of justice. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Grudberg was a partner at Ballard Spahr and litigation boutique Stillman & Friedman, where he worked closely with its founder Charles Stillman and other veteran white-collar colleagues.

Mr. Grudberg’s civil litigation experience encompasses complex securities class actions and arbitrations, civil RICO, trade secret, federal and state environmental claims, ERISA, breach of contract, employment, non-compete claims and defamation claims. On the regulatory side, he has represented dozens of clients in investigations and enforcement actions conducted by the SEC and FINRA, as well as the New York City Department of Investigation, the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and numerous other state and municipal agencies.

“In today’s dynamic regulatory environment, our White Collar & Government Investigations group is well equipped to help corporate clients navigate white collar matters, corporate investigations and government regulatory and enforcement actions,” said Alan Tarter, Managing Partner. “We have an outstanding group of litigators, including several Certified Fraud Examiners, who partner with clients to proactively assess risk, prevent fraud and advise on investigations. We are extremely pleased that Michael has joined this team to launch our White Collar & Government Investigations practice. He adds substantial bench strength to our litigation capabilities.”

“Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is one of the leading full-service firms in New York representing middle-market companies,” said Mr. Grudberg. “I look forward to offering clients greater efficiencies and flexibility, and growing the White Collar & Government Investigations practice.”

Some of the White Collar & Government Investigations practice’s recent matters include:

  • Representing a securities analyst and broker in their respective insider trading prosecutions and related SEC enforcement actions in the Southern District of New York
  • Representing the CFO of a Fortune 500 conglomerate in the trial and subsequent retrial of felony charges brought by the New York County D.A.
  • Advising the former chief executive of a major New York hospital in a case alleging “honest services” wire fraud in the Southern District of New York
  • Advising the principal of a New York brokerage firm who was featured in the “Wolf of Wall Street” film in securities fraud prosecutions in both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Mr. Grudberg received his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Colgate University. He clerked for the Honorable Ralph K. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.