Eric M. Creizman, Principal Attorney, Partner

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Principal Attorney and Founding Member
Partner
ecreiz@creizmanllc.com

New York
T: +1 212.972.0200
F: +1 646.200.5022
White Plains
T: +1 212.972.0200
F: +1 646.200.5022

Rated AV® Preeminent™ By Martindale-Hubbell

Recognized by SuperLawyers from 2012-2016 in the field of White Collar Criminal Defense

Practice Areas

– White Collar Criminal Defense
– Other Federal Criminal Defense
– Defense of regulatory investigations and proceedings
– Advocacy for officers, directors, and employees in internal corporate investigations
– Matters involving MBS, CDS, CDOs, and subprime mortgages
– Government-initiated civil RICO actions
– Civil and Commercial Litigation
– Federal Sentencing Advocacy

Education

– Columbia University, 1999
Juris Doctor
James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Administrative Editor, Journal of Law and Social Problems
Teaching Assistant to Professor Curtis Berger, First Year Property
Editor and Judge, First Year Moot Court Program
– Columbia University, 1996
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
Departmental Honors, Political Science

Admissions

– New York, First Department
– U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
– U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
– U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
– U.S. Supreme Court
– U.S. Tax Court

Memberships

New York Counsel of Defense Lawyers
Criminal Justice Act Panel, U.S. District Court, E.D.N.Y.
Federal Bar Council
New York City Bar Association
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association

Eric M. Creizman is the founding member of the firm and an accomplished litigator.  Prior to launching Creizman LLC, he practiced for over a decade at several elite international law firms: Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Heller Ehrman LLP, and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Mr. Creizman serves on the Criminal Justice Act Panels in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, where he is assigned to represent defendants and witnesses who cannot afford attorneys in federal criminal cases. Before practicing law, he graduated from Columbia Law School with high honors, earning the distinctions of James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Mr. Creizman had previously graduated from Columbia University, earning a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, with departmental honors in Political Science.  Mr. Creizman has been recognized by SuperLawyers 2012 through 2015 in the field of white collar criminal defense.  He is rated by Martindale Hubbell lawyer ratings system as AV Preeminent, the highest rating available. Mr. Creizman has represented individual and corporate clients in all facets of white collar and federal criminal matters, including grand jury investigations, pre-indictment advocacy, motion practice and hearings, jury trials, sentencing, restitution, forfeiture, and post-conviction motions. The criminal matters he has handled have been brought under a wide variety of federal criminal statutes, spanning virtually the entire federal criminal code. In addition to white collar and federal criminal matters, Mr. Creizman also has defended corporations and individuals independently in regulatory investigations and litigation brought by the Securities & Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Bureau of Industry of the Department of Commerce, and state attorneys general and regulatory agencies.

Mr. Creizman has unique experience representing financial institutions, corporations, and individuals in criminal, regulatory, and civil matters relating to the mortgage industry crisis, including investigations and litigation related to mortgage-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations, and credit default swaps. In addition, he has substantial experience in complex commercial litigation, as well as litigation involving officer/director indemnification and insurance coverage issues.

Mr. Creizman has authored numerous publications on issues pertaining to white collar and federal criminal matters, securities regulation and regulatory enforcement, and securities litigation relating to the dramatic downturn in the non-prime mortgage market.

Representative Engagements

Representative Publications

Representative Lectures

  • “Dealing with Government Trickery at Trial,” Presentation to New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Important Topics for Federal Practice 2017 Seminar
  • “Trial Advocacy Training for Pro Bono Lawyers,” Federal Bar Council and U.S. District Court, SDNY Seminar, May 11, 2017
  • “White Collar Crimes: Defending Them,” National Law Foundation, Continuing Legal Education
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