Alan S. Futerfas

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in New York, NY

Law Offices of Alan S. Futerfas
 | 565 Fifth Avenue, Floor 7
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-684-8400
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (80%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

Alan S. Futerfas founded the Law Offices of Alan S. Futerfas in New York City in 1994 after gaining six years of experience as an assiciate then partner at a premier New York criminal defense firm. Mr. Futerfas graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1987 and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1988. Today, with over 25 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Futerfas focuses on all areas of criminal defense as well as SEC investigations and regulatory defense. He regularly defends white-collar professionals including corporate officers, directors and hedge fund principals, often in highly charged investigative settings. The Firm also has an active appellate practice as  Mr. Futerfas has argued dozens of criminal appeals and has argued successfully before the United States Supreme Court.    

Mr. Futerfas is admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the New York Criminal Bar Association, the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, the Federal Bar Council and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Alan S. Futerfas has lecturered at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and at legal conferences and has taught trial advocacy at the Fordham University School of Law. He has chaired a Federal Securities Fraud Investigations seminar and served as a panelist on other seminars at the New York City Bar Association. He has been rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell since 1999. Mr. Futerfas is a 1984 graduate of The Juilliard School and a member of the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (80%)

Civil Litigation (20%)

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2017

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About Alan Futerfas

Admitted: 1988, New York

Professional Webpage: www.futerfaslaw.com

Honors and Awards:

  • AV* Peer Review Rated and Named an AV® Preeminent Lawyer* by Martindale-Hubbell, 1999 - 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Former Member, Judiciary and Criminal Law Committees, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, Federal Bar Council
  • Member, New York Criminal Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, New York Council of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern Districts of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Southern Districts of New York, 1989
  • New York, 1988

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Dean's Lecture, Cardozo Law School, 2013
  • Lecturer in Ethics, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Aspen Colorado
  • Taught Advanced Trial Advocacy, Fordham University School of Law
  • Lecturer Ethics Seminar, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Program Chair - Representing Clients in Federal Securities Fraud Investigations, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1998

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Educational Background:

  • The Juilliard School, Bachelor of Music 1984. Current bass-trombonist of the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony., 1984

Industry Groups

  • Association Of The Bar For The City Of New York
  • Federal Bar Council
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New York Council Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Office Location for Alan S. Futerfas

    565 Fifth Avenue
    Floor 7
    New York, NY 10017

    Phone: 212-684-8400

     

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