Biographies:
Andrew J. Frisch

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afrisch@andrewfrisch.com

  • From 2006 to 2008, headed the white collar crime practice of a national law firm
  • From 1995 to 2006, served the United States Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York, appointed Senior Litigation Counsel in the Office's Business and Securities Frauds and Public Integrity Units and attorney-in-charge of the Office's criminal environmental practice
  • Detailed to United States Senate Judiciary Committee's Minority Counsel during hearings into White House campaign fund-raising and nuclear scientist's espionage
  • Tried the chief financial officer and senior vice presidents of finance and worldwide sales of a billion-dollar high technology company for securities and accounting fraud and obstruction of internal investigations
  • Won convictions of New York City officials responsible for the 2003 crash of the Staten Island Ferry that killed eleven passengers, developing and successfully pressing a groundbreaking theory of federal executive criminal liability against the City's Director of Staten Island Ferry Operations
  • Won the first case that upheld application of the federal health care fraud statute to New York State's no-fault insurance law
  • Won conviction after trial of a New York City landlord for violating the Clean Air Act by directing undocumented aliens to remove asbestos
  • Won convictions of an internet "pump and dump" stock fraud known as Stockplayer.com, international shipping companies for covering-up ocean dumping of waste oil, and a ring that smuggled millions of counterfeit Marlboro cigarettes from China
  • Member, New York Council of Defense Lawyers
  • Awarded by the United States Department of Justice for Superior Performance by a Federal Prosecutor
  • Awarded the Charles E. Rose Award by the Eastern District of New York Association
Jason D. Wright

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  • Jason D. Wright, of counsel to the practice, is a decorated combat veteran of the United States Army, and served in the United States Department of Defense as a military public defender in Europe and Guantánamo Bay.  As the first attorney (JAG) in United States Army history to serve as aide-de-camp to a division commander in combat, Mr. Wright in Iraq advised on international law, national security law and the laws of war.  For his trial work, Mr. Wright was rated the top defense attorney in Europe among his peers and won first place in a national trial advocacy competition sponsored by the New York City Bar Association.  A native of Richmond with extensive ties to Washington, D.C., Mr. Wright clerked for the Army’s Office of the General Counsel in the Pentagon as well as the chief magistrate judge of the “Rocket Docket,” the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  A graduate cum laude from George Mason University School of Law, Mr. Wright holds a master’s degree in international human rights law from the University of Oxford (M.St.), directs a clinic in international tribunals as a Professor of Practice at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, and has published and lectured on international law and national security law.  A Bronze Star recipient, Mr. Wright is a Major (JAG) in the Army Reserves and holds a Top Secret security clearance.  He is a member of the Bars of New York, Virginia and the District of Columbia.