Kenneth J. Kaplan

Kenneth J. Kaplan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in New York, NY

Law Offices of Kenneth J. Kaplan, P.C.
 | 767 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-750-3100
Fax: 212-750-8628
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar
Attorney Profile

Since 1977, Kenneth J. Kaplan has been a partner in Kaplan & Katzberg, a white-collar criminal defense firm. Over the years, Mr. Kaplan has successfully represented clients in well-known white collar investigations and prosecutions, both at the state and federal level. These include the representation of a prominent hedge fund manager in a New York Attorney General / SEC investigation in which the authorities ultimately declined to bring charges; representation in a celebrated bid-rigging case (Marsh & McLennan) that resulted in dismissal; obtaining one of the few acquittals in recent years of a doctor in a health care / billing fraud case; and representing a bank in a lengthy money laundering investigation which resulted in a decision not to prosecute. Mr. Kaplan has served as defense counsel in several cases involving health care fraud, money laundering, insider trading, asset forfeiture, federal mortgage fraud, tax evasion, and immigration fraud.

Prior to Kaplan & Katzberg, Mr. Kaplan served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York from 1972-1977, and was the Chief of the Official Corruption Unit and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. In 1976 he received the United States Department of Justice Special Achievement Award for successfully prosecuting major political corruption cases. Mr. Kaplan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Lafayette College in 1968 and from New York University School of Law in 1971.

Mr. Kaplan has been cited in the Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in New York (New York Magazine) and Super Lawyers for white collar criminal defense. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, (1990- 1993). He has taught at the Benjamin Cardozo Law School Trial Advocacy Program (1983 to present) and the Legal Aid Society Trial Advocacy Program (1990- 1993).

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About Kenneth Kaplan

Admitted: 1972, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • United States Department of Justice Special Achievement Award for the Successful Prosecution of Major Political Corruption Cases, United States Department of Justice, 1976
  • Best Lawyers in New York, New York Magazine
  • Best Lawyers in America

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Professor at Benjamin Cardozo Law School’s Trial Advocacy Program, 2012
  • Professor at Legal Aid Society Trial Advocacy Program, 1993
  • Board of Directors for the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, 1993
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Office Location for Kenneth J. Kaplan

767 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10017

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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