Government Enforcement Defense
WHAT WE DO
CRAFT A SOUND LEGAL STRATEGY FOR EVERY CLIENT
Serpe Ryan provides clients with smart, practical, and cost-effective legal advice and representation. Our practice focuses on white-collar criminal and government enforcement defense, internal investigations, business litigation, targeted employment counseling, and cutting edge education regarding emerging cryptocurrency laws.
White-Collar Criminal & Government Enforcement Defense
Serpe Ryan defends clients who are the targets, subjects, and witnesses of government investigations and prosecutions brought by any government agency including the:
- U.S. Department of Justice;
- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York;
- New York State Office of the Attorney General;
- U.S. Department of Treasury, including the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN); and the
- Manhattan and Brooklyn District Attorney’s Offices.
Serpe Ryan represents clients in connection with investigations, and civil enforcement actions conducted by the:
- Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC);
- Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC);
- New York Stock Exchange (NYSE);
- Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA);
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC); and the
- Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
Clients depend on our attorneys to defend them in cases involving allegations of:
- Securities fraud;
- Insider trading;
- Cryptocurrency and initial coin offering (ICO) fraud (involving Bitcoin; Ethereum; Ripple; Stellar Lumens; EOS; Litecoin; Tether);
- Market manipulation;
- Corporate expense fraud;
- Health care fraud;
- Art fraud;
- Mail and wire fraud;
- Sexual abuse or harassment and other Me Too crimes;
- Government misconduct;
- Falsifying business records;
- Currency transaction and cash reporting violations;
- Antitrust violations;
- U.S. economic sanctions violations;
- Anti-money laundering; and
- Criminal tax matters.
During a time in my life when it seemed as if the walls were closing in on me, Silvia Serpe and Paul Ryan settled me down and lifted me up and then skillfully guided me back to a better place. I cannot say enough about the professionalism and compassion these two amazing attorneys displayed in handling me, and my complex case.
The law firm of Serpe Ryan LLP was obtained for me by my employer. From my first meeting to the last interview with the Government, it couldn't have gone better. Both Paul and Silvia were professional and knowledgeable; they prepared me for my meetings with such ease and expertise. They made a very unique experience as pleasant as possible.
I met Silvia at the most difficult moment of my life - I was prosecuted by the federal government and the SEC for insider trading. Silvia and her partner Paul worked as a team to represent me for both criminal and civil cases with the SEC. They negotiated with the SEC to reduce the size of my fine. During sentencing, Silvia also helped me to negotiate better terms of my supervised release. I highly recommend Silvia and Paul, for their deep knowledge, compassion, dedication, and willingness to put extra effort to fight for their clients.
Paul & Silvia were relentless in their well-researched, well-constructed, and well-delivered presentation of my case. In the end, they were able to get the insurance company to write a check for more money than I ever thought possible. They are smart, direct, available, honest, and compassionate...and they have earned my highest recommendation.
I came to Serpe Ryan LLP regarding a legal dispute around a complex financial dispute and little hope of ever recovering what was owed to me. The team quickly came to understand the matter, the opposing party, and worked with me in a highly responsive manner to far exceed the outcome I had expected. Serpe Ryan LLP offers both the high talent of a white-shoe firm alongside the practicality and responsiveness that comes with working with a boutique practice.
Serpe Ryan is an outstanding firm with experienced professionals that deliver exceptional results. Silvia and Paul's qualifications and knowledge are superior and they do not miss a beat. They are honest and on point with everything and make you feel comfortable the whole way, regardless of the temperature of the situation.
Serpe Ryan is the Go-To firm for top-shelf legal representation. Ms. Serpe is an excellent attorney and will represent your interests in the most proficient and professional way possible.
I had the distinct pleasure and privilege to work with and learn from Silvia Serpe. Anytime I am involved in a complicated legal case I seek her guidance, which is indispensable to me and has allowed me to grow professionally.
Silvia Serpe has represented my company, Kaleidoscope Learning, for over a decade. She's thoughtful, responsive, and we always feel that we get tremendous value from the time that Silvia spends working with us--she sees things from a big-picture perspective and helps us think through our ideal results in any particular situation.
Serpe Ryan is an excellent law firm with exceptional attorneys. I engaged them on a complex matter and they handled it successfully and efficiently. They are seasoned litigators with a broad range of expertise and I would not hesitate to work with them again.