Government Enforcement Defense
WHAT WE DO
CRAFT A SOUND LEGAL STRATEGY FOR EVERY CLIENT
Serpe Ryan provides clients with smart, practical, and cost-effective legal advice and representation. Our practice focuses on white-collar criminal and government enforcement defense, internal investigations, business litigation, targeted employment counseling, and cutting edge education regarding emerging cryptocurrency laws.
White-Collar Criminal & Government Enforcement Defense
Serpe Ryan defends clients who are the targets, subjects, and witnesses of government investigations and prosecutions brought by any government agency including the:
- U.S. Department of Justice;
- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York;
- New York State Office of the Attorney General;
- U.S. Department of Treasury, including the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN); and the
- Manhattan and Brooklyn District Attorney’s Offices.
Serpe Ryan represents clients in connection with investigations, and civil enforcement actions conducted by the:
- Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC);
- Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC);
- New York Stock Exchange (NYSE);
- Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA);
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC); and the
- Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
Clients depend on our attorneys to defend them in cases involving allegations of:
- Securities fraud;
- Insider trading;
- Cryptocurrency and initial coin offering (ICO) fraud (involving Bitcoin; Ethereum; Ripple; Stellar Lumens; EOS; Litecoin; Tether);
- Market manipulation;
- Corporate expense fraud;
- Health care fraud;
- Art fraud;
- Mail and wire fraud;
- Sexual abuse or harassment and other Me Too crimes;
- Government misconduct;
- Falsifying business records;
- Currency transaction and cash reporting violations;
- Antitrust violations;
- U.S. economic sanctions violations;
- Anti-money laundering; and
- Criminal tax matters.
My experience with Serpe Ryan was excellent. Both Silvia Serpe and Paul Ryan are uniquely qualified to bring broad perspective to cases given their varied backgrounds. Serpe Ryan was highly responsive, proactive and thoughtful from our very first meeting throughout the entire process. They always dug in to ensure they fully understood my needs, gave us the best opportunity for success and made me feel like their most important client. I highly recommend Paul, Silvia, and their team and have the utmost respect for their work and advice!
Silvia Serpe has represented my company, Kaleidoscope Learning, for over a decade. She's thoughtful, responsive, and we always feel that we get tremendous value from the time that Silvia spends working with us--she sees things from a big-picture perspective and helps us think through our ideal results in any particular situation.
I came to Serpe Ryan LLP regarding a legal dispute around a complex financial dispute and little hope of ever recovering what was owed to me. The team quickly came to understand the matter, the opposing party, and worked with me in a highly responsive manner to far exceed the outcome I had expected. Serpe Ryan LLP offers both the high talent of a white-shoe firm alongside the practicality and responsiveness that comes with working with a boutique practice.
I think Paul Ryan differentiates himself by being very focused and responsive. In each of my cases, he: (1) immediately worked to get up to speed and resolve the situation as quickly and efficiently as possible; and (2) always answered/returned my calls and emails promptly. I was happy with both the resolution process (time requirement and cost for me) and the resolution of each inquiry. In each of my cases, Paul facilitated a brief interaction with the SEC which resulted in them ending their inquiries without prosecution.
During a time in my life when it seemed as if the walls were closing in on me, Silvia Serpe and Paul Ryan settled me down and lifted me up and then skillfully guided me back to a better place. I cannot say enough about the professionalism and compassion these two amazing attorneys displayed in handling me, and my complex case.
Ms. Serpe's high level of professionalism is exceeded by her keen and quick mind. She does not hesitate to tell you where you stand, patient in discussing the practical implications of the legalities swirling around you, and her sincerity shows in walking you through your options. I would not hesitate to recommend her for your needs and for you to follow her directions. The path she sets for you will help lead you out of whatever unfortunate circumstance you might find yourself.
Paul & Silvia were relentless in their well-researched, well-constructed, and well-delivered presentation of my case. In the end, they were able to get the insurance company to write a check for more money than I ever thought possible. They are smart, direct, available, honest, and compassionate...and they have earned my highest recommendation.
Serpe Ryan is the Go-To firm for top-shelf legal representation. Ms. Serpe is an excellent attorney and will represent your interests in the most proficient and professional way possible.
Paul Ryan is an amazing lawyer. Beyond being knowledgeable, he's always available. He makes every effort to accommodate you as a priority, whether it's in the preparation process or beyond. Most importantly, Paul has a natural way of conveying trust that I rarely encountered before. Very early on, he gave me complete confidence that he was best suited to represent me. Paul is a gem, and I highly recommend him!
I met Silvia at the most difficult moment of my life - I was prosecuted by the federal government and the SEC for insider trading. Silvia and her partner Paul worked as a team to represent me for both criminal and civil cases with the SEC. They negotiated with the SEC to reduce the size of my fine. During sentencing, Silvia also helped me to negotiate better terms of my supervised release. I highly recommend Silvia and Paul, for their deep knowledge, compassion, dedication, and willingness to put extra effort to fight for their clients.