Eric Creizman represents individuals and corporations in white collar criminal defense matters, government and regulatory investigations, and complex commercial litigation. He has represented clients in several high-profile prosecutions and has defended many clients in federal criminal jury trials in the Southern and Eastern District of New York. Mr. Creizman has extensive experience in pre-indictment advocacy, indicted cases, bail proceedings, criminal discovery, jury trials, post-trial motions, sentencing hearings, and appeals in the federal criminal courts. He has successfully represented clients and obtained favorable results in a wide variety of investigations and prosecutions, including for criminal securities and investment fraud, health care fraud, environmental offenses, Bitcoin and cybercurrency-related crimes, and money laundering. Mr. Creizman has also represented individuals and companies in corporate internal investigations.
Mr. Creizman has been rated by Super Lawyers every year since 2012 as one of the preeminent white collar criminal defense practitioners in New York. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell’s attorney ratings system, the highest rating available for competency and ethics. Mr. Creizman is also a member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, one of the leading criminal defense bar organizations in the country.
In addition to his white collar criminal defense practice, Mr. Creizman routinely represents individuals in regulatory investigations and proceedings, particularly by the Securities & Exchange Commission, FINRA, and OFAC. He is knowledgeable about Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering laws and has counseled banks, payment processing companies, and individuals in connection with issues relating to these areas. Mr. Creizman also represents corporations and individuals in complex commercial litigation.
Mr. Creizman has published articles in numerous legal publications, co-authored a chapter on federal criminal discovery in a treatise published by Law Journal Press, Defending Federal Criminal Cases: Attacking the Government’s Proof, and has lectured for continuing legal education programs.
White Collar Criminal Defense
Government and Regulatory Investigations
Complex Commercial Litigation
U.S. v. Danilovich: Successfully represented lead defendant in largest health care/no-fault insurance fraud prosecuted in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”)—obtained hung jury after 8-week trial.
U.S. v. Galper: Secured acquittal on all counts after 7-week trial of Medicare Fraud and Money Laundering charges in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (“EDNY”).
U.S. v. Lumiere: Represented hedge fund portfolio manager in 2-week trial prosecuted by the SDNY on securities fraud charges, alleging that client mismarked the securities in his portfolio.
U.S. v. Eliyahu Weinstein: Represent principal defendant for sentencing and appeal in allegedly the largest Ponzi Scheme ever prosecuted in New Jersey Federal Court.
U.S. v. Lebedev: Represented IT expert in bitcoin-exchange fraud and bank bribery trial in the SDNY.
U.S. v. Bengis: Represent father and son in largest ever prosecution in the SDNY for the importation of illegally caught seafood and wildlife (Lacey Act). Successfully negotiated resolution of the $22.5 million criminal restitution action against son (David Bengis) for $1.25 million after obtaining reversal of restitution order against him on appeal.
Columbia University School of Law, James Kent Scholar, 1999
B.A., Cum Laude, Political Science, Columbia University, Columbia College
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States Supreme Court
United States Tax Court
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Heller Ehrman LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP