Alex Lipman

Top rated White Collar Crimes attorney in New York, New York

Lipman Law, PLLC
Alex Lipman
Lipman Law, PLLC

Practice Areas: White Collar Crimes, Securities Litigation; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1992

Education: New York University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Russian, Ukrainian

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

Lipman Law, PLLC

147 W 25th St
12th Floor
New York, NY 10001 Visit website


Attorney Alex Lipman is the founder of Lipman Law PLLC in New York, New York. He concentrates his practice on white collar criminal defense and securities litigation, serving clients in New York City and the surrounding area. 

Mr. Lipman represents individuals and businesses in criminal matters involving corporate financial anomalies, insider trading accusations and securities sales. He has more than three decades of legal experience and has been involved in many major cases over the course of his career. Prior to entering private practice, he worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney on the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force and as a Branch Chief in the SEC's Division of Enforcement.

Along with running his law firm, Mr. Lipman writes and speaks on legal topics. He has spoken at events for the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Council and the National Forum on Securities Litigation and Enforcement. He is also an author or co-author of articles for a number of legal publications.

After graduating with honors from Wesleyan University, Mr. Lipman earned his law degree from New York University School of Law. He is qualified to practice in New York and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern districts of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, several appellate courts and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: White Collar, Securities Litigation

Focus areas

Criminal Law - Federal, White Collar Crime

  • 70% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 30% Securities Litigation

First Admitted: 1992, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • US Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • District of Columbia Circuit
  • US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York and District of Massachusetts
  • New York
Educational Background:
  • Wesleyan University, BA with Honors, 1986
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Author, “Dusting off SEC Cooperation Guidance for Individuals,” Securities Law360, July 13, 2009
  • Panelist, “Current Trends in SEC Enforcement,” Federal Bar Council's 2012 Fall Bench & Bar Retreat, Skytop, PA, September 21, 2012
  • Panelist, "Expanded Remedies Under Dodd-Frank and the Increased Use of Administrative Proceedings." ACI’s 4th National Forum on Securities Litigation and Enforcement, New York, NY, January 22, 2015
  • Panelist, “SEC Administrative Proceedings: Why Does the SEC Insist on Home-Court Advantage While Disadvantaging Defendants on Discovery?” American Bar Association Ninth Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud, New Orleans, LA, November 14, 2014
  • Co-author, Civil and Criminal Enforcement of Federal Environmental Law: Basic Provisions and Current Controversies, Jed S. Rakoff and Alex Lipman, 797 PLI/Corp 611, 1992
  • Co-Presenter, “Understanding Fiduciary Duties and the Sweep of the Anti-Fraud Provisions of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940,” Investment Adviser Association and National Regulatory Services, Boston, MA, June 13, 2012
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Chairman's Award (2003) U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Division of Enforcement Director's Award (2001) Outstanding Leadership Award from Upwardly Global, a charitable organization helping immigrants with higher education find employment in the U.S. that matches their qualifications. Award given for mentoring and supporting the organization.  , Outstanding Leadership Award, Upwardly Global, 2013
Representative Clients:
  • A private equity investor in SEC investigation and litigation relating to obtaining and deploying limited partner funds for an investment vehicle. An SEC whistleblower in connection with a successful whistleblower claim. An individual in a federal criminal prosecution  and a related SEC investigation involving allegations of securities fraud and money laundering, among other things. An off-shore securities broker dealer in a civil lawsuit in a foreign jurisdiction alleging misuse of client funds. The special committee of Petrobras formed to oversee the company’s internal investigation following allegations of corruption (advisor to committee). A former collateral manager in an SEC administrative hearing relating to the creation and marketing of CDOs. One of the top executives of a major corporation in an insider trading investigation by the SEC and DOJ. A former chief compliance officer of a major broker dealer in SEC and FINRA investigations. One of the JPMorgan traders in London in connection with the "London Whale" investigation by the SEC, DOJ, and the UK FCA. A former senior executive of a collateral manager in an SEC investigation and lawsuit involving charges of negligent fraud in connection with creation and marketing of a JPMorgan-sponsored billion dollar CDO. A financial news publisher in unrelated SEC and NY Attorney General investigations. A company with revenues over $300 million in a DOJ investigation involving allegations of money laundering. Compass Group North America; Deutsche Börse AG; former head of the audit committee of a Chinese company formerly listed in the U.S. in connection with an SEC investigation stemming from allegations of financial fraud; CEO of a major insurance company in a re-insurance-related financial fraud investigation conducted by the SEC; Oracle; Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany., 2023
  • Client Advisory: District Court Dismisses Charges Against 13 Former KPMG Employees

Office location for Alex Lipman

147 W 25th St
12th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Phone: 646-439-3239


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

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