08.29.13 | Blog Posts

Sentences, Prosecutors, Costs, Oh My: A Conversation With A White Collar Bar Legend.

The Insider: White Collar Defense and Securities Enforcement

Lawrence S. Bader interviews his partner of many years, Paul R. Grand, who is one of the Bar’s leading white collar criminal defense attorneys, with extensive experience handling complex criminal and civil matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country.  Paul  successfully defended Afshin Mohebbi, the former President of Qwest Communications International, Inc., in SEC v. Nacchio, et al. in the District of Colorado. He also defended Timothy Rigas, the former Chief Financial Officer of Adelphia Communications Corporation, in U.S. v. Rigas, et al. in the Southern District of New York.  And most recently Paul represented Anil Kumar, a key witness at the trial of Raj Rajaratnam, and successfully argued for a sentence of probation.

As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Chief of its Securities Frauds Unit, and a defense lawyer for 43 years, Paul’s thoughts on the white collar defense practice and the cause of justice are always welcome.  Lawrence Bader has practiced law with Paul for 32 of those 43 years. [...]

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