Harry Sandick, Former Assistant United States Attorney, Joins Patterson Belknap

February 7, 2011

Former Prosecutor Brings Significant Securities Litigation Experience 

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that Harry Sandick, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has become Counsel to the firm. Mr. Sandick will focus his practice on white collar defense and investigations, securities litigation, and complex civil litigation.

Mr. Sandick joins the firm after practicing in the private sector for more than four years, where he represented organizations and individuals in internal investigations and prosecutions brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He has significant experience in matters related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the regulations promulgated by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC). His recent work also includes the representation of a taxpayer who was prosecuted in federal and state court for having an undisclosed offshore bank account, the representation of claimants in a multi-million dollar civil forfeiture action, and the representation of a major investor in Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in the recent investigation conducted by prosecutors and regulators. Mr. Sandick also has represented clients, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in complex securities and business fraud litigation. He also writes and speaks frequently on white collar and financial fraud topics.

Prior to private practice, Mr. Sandick served for almost six years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. In this role, he prosecuted financial fraud cases and other crimes, acting as lead counsel in 12 trials. He served as Deputy Chief for Criminal Appeals, supervising more than 80 appeals before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and as Acting Chief of the Violent Crimes Unit. Mr. Sandick oversaw matters involving securities fraud, business crimes, obstruction of justice, RICO, drug trafficking and terrorism issues. He won all 19 appeals he argued before the Second Circuit.

Firm Managing Partner Bob LoBue stated, “Harry is a great addition to the firm and we are pleased to welcome him. He has relevant experience in some of the areas most important to our clients today, including government and internal investigations, FCPA-related matters and complex financial litigation stemming from the economic crisis.”

A frequent speaker and writer on white collar and financial fraud topics, Mr. Sandick has contributed articles to Forbes.com, New York Law Journal and industry publications.

Mr. Sandick received his J.D. cum laude in 1995 from Harvard Law School, where he was Editor in Chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal and Research Director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. He received his B.A. magna cum laude in 1992 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa as well as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and a University Scholar. Following law school graduation, Mr. Sandick clerked for the Hon. Richard J. Cardamone of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.