Tor B. Ekeland

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in New York, NY

Tor Ekeland, P.C.
 | 43 West 43rd Street, Suite 50
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 646-287-0135
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Securities Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Tor Ekeland is a federal criminal white collar defense lawyer. At Tor Ekeland, P.C., he focuses on federal white collar criminal defense and individuals charged under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and other computer crime laws. Based in New York City, he practices nationally.

Mr. Ekeland deals regularly with the United States Department of Justice, the FBI, and United States Attorneys offices nationally. His high profile cases include the appeal and eventual reversal of the conviction of Andrew ‘Weev’ Auernheimer, who was convicted of hacking into an AT&T database and originally sentenced to 41 months in federal prison. Mr. Ekeland also represented one of the U.K. investment bankers charged in the Southern District of New York with wire fraud for their manipulation of the benchmark LIBOR interest rate. For a client in Texas he successfully negotiated a 44 Felony Count Indictment down to a single misdemeanor plea. Throughout his career, Mr. Ekeland has also handled cases involving SEC investigations, major U.S. investment banks, one of the Big Four accounting firms, and death row inmates.

Mr. Ekeland counsels hedge funds, companies, and individuals on compliance with United States computer laws.

Mr. Ekeland is admitted to practice before: the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 9th Circuits; the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York; the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas; and New York State.

Both the national and international press regularly interview Mr. Ekeland regarding computer law. The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, MSNBC,Forbes, Rolling Stone, the BBC, Wired, the Guardian, and The Times of London, to name a few, have all published Mr. Ekeland’s comments on computer law. He has appeared on the BBC, CNN International, HuffPost Live and other media venues discussing the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and computer law.

Prior to starting his own law firm, he was a litigation associate in Sidley Austin's New York Office from 2006-2011.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Business/Corporate (20%)

Civil Litigation (20%)

Business Litigation (20%)

Criminal Defense (10%): Felony

Securities Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense: Felony


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Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016

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About Tor Ekeland

Admitted 2007, New York

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Honors and Awards:

  • At graduation I was awarded the Fordham Law School Award for Excellence in the Study of Constitutional Law for being one of the students with the highest GPA in Constitutional Law., Fordham Law School Award for Excellence in the Study of Constitutional Law, Fordham Law School, 2006
  • During my final year of law school I was one of two Senior Articles Editors for the Fordham Law Review., Senior Articles Editor, Fordham Law Review, 2006

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Industry Groups

  • Business
  • Computer Law
  • Federal Criminal
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology
  • White Collar
  • Office Location for Tor B. Ekeland

    43 West 43rd Street
    Suite 50
    New York, NY 10036

    Phone: 646-287-0135


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