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.
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.
Paul W. Ryan is courteous and a tenacious fighter. I felt like a high priority to him through our experience. He is well versed and gave very good advice. He was also a bulldog when it was necessary. I HIGHLY recommend this firm.
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.
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!
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.
The law firm of Serpe Ryan LLP was obtained for me by my employer. From my first meeting to the last interview with the Government, it couldn't have gone better. Both Paul and Silvia were professional and knowledgeable; they prepared me for my meetings with such ease and expertise. They made a very unique experience as pleasant as possible.
I had the distinct pleasure and privilege to work with and learn from Silvia Serpe. Anytime I am involved in a complicated legal case I seek her guidance, which is indispensable to me and has allowed me to grow professionally.
Paul Ryan and the Serpe Ryan team helped me through a very emotional multifaceted case. I truly felt they believed in me and my integrity and helped me practice patience through a long, frustrating process. Paul was always available, responsive and insightful. Serpe Ryan is professional, accommodating, direct, and did a masterful job orchestrating the lawsuit.
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 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.