In the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District


In the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District

Recent Criminal Defense Cases

This sampling of past and current clients our firm represents is evidence of how highly regarded we are in matters of criminal defense in New York City.

Ponzi schemeFormer Queens teacher behind $71M ticket scam gets 2 years in prison

Extortion and Embezzlement Case Michael Avenatti’s Ex-Girlfriend Says She Stills Loves Him

Commentating on criminal case Jun 13, 2018 – Uploaded by Law & Crime Network: Michael Bachner and Misty Marris Talk Wallace Bradsher on Law & Crime Network.

Sexual Assault Case Manhattan dentist facing sexual assault allegations

$70M Ponzi SchemeFeds accuse former math teacher of being Ponzi scheme mastermind

Bribery – Mr. Bachner is representing a former employee of the NYS Department of Environmental Protection is a $31,000,000 bribery scheme.

Medicaid Fraud – Mr. Bachner has represented numerous doctors and pharmacists in connection with Medicaid Fraud matters in NY and New Jersey.

Assault Case – Charges dismissed in ‘Catwoman’ assault case

Child Porn CaseChild porn charges dropped against ex-Ernst & Young manager since depictions were cartoons

Tax Fraud SchemePBC man cleared by jury in $200 million tax fraud scheme

Perjury Indictments – Mr. Bachner represented former New York City Police Commissioner, Bernard Kerik against false statement and perjury indictments.

Deutsche Bank/KPMG – Mr. Bachner’s firm represented a former Deutsche Bank employee in connection with this investigation. Mr. Bachner convinced prosecutors not to bring criminal charges.

Stock Loan Investigation – Mr. Bachner represents the target of an industry wide investigation into the conduct of various stock loan departments.

People v. Monroe Parker Securities – After a four month trial, Mr. Bachner’s client was acquitted of all charges related to a $25,000,000 securities fraud. Wall Street Journal, Jan. 13, 2000.

People v. Meyers Pollock and Robbins – Mr. Bachner’s client was successfully defended against charges of Enterprise Corruption in connection with his employment at a corrupt brokerage firm.

Stock Fraud – After an FBI sting operation netted 45 arrests for stock fraud, Mr. Bachner succeeded in having all charges against his client dismissed prior to an indictment even being filed. Wall Street Journal November 14, 1996.

Insider Trading – Mr. Bachner has defended numerous persons charged with insider trading. His cases related to, among other things, Refco, Business Week leaks and information leaked from major law firms.

Music And Entertainment Industry Representation

Antonio Pierce – Michael Bachner represented NY Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce in a case involving teammate Plaxico Burress and charges of criminal possession of a weapon. No charges were brought.

Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs – In the case of People v. Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Mr. Bachner’s client was acquitted of all charges. NY Times, March 17, 2001.

Robert Iler – Mr. Bachner represented Robert Iler (A.J. Soprano) in connection with criminal charges in New York County. Read the Newsday story here.

Tu Pac Shakur – Mr. Bachner has represented numerous persons in the rap and hip hop industry, both in the criminal and civil arenas, including civil matters relating to Tu Pac Shakur and other notable persons.

United States v. Kimberly Jones (a/k/a L’ll Kim.”) – Mr. Bachner represented a business manager in the case of United States v. Kimberly Jones (a/k/a L’ll Kim.”)

Michael Jackson Case – Mr. Bachner represented an associate of Michael Jackson, alleged to be an un-indicted co-conspirator in connection with molestation charges brought against Jackson. No criminal charges were brought against Mr. Bachner’s client.