Former Madoff Lawyer Joins Lowenstein Sandler

Nov 8 2010 | 1:56pm ET

Ira Lee (“Ike”) Sorkin, the lawyer for perhaps the most reviled white collar criminal in recent history, has changed law firms. 
 
Sorkin, who defended fraudster Bernie Madoff, has left Dickstein Shapiro for Lowenstein Sandler, bringing with him securities litigator Donald Corbett and three other lawyers.
 
“We are excited to welcome such a talented team of litigators to Lowenstein Sandler,” said Lowenstein Sandler Managing Director Gary Wingens. “White collar defense and capital markets litigation are core practices for our firm, and the addition of Ike, Don and their group reflects the firm's strategy of accelerating growth in those important areas.
 
In addition to Sorkin and Corbett, Lowenstein Sandler welcomes counsel Nicole P. De Bello and associates Daniel K. Roque and Elliott Z. Stein.
 
Sorkin told the New York Law Journal the move represented “a unique opportunity for myself and my group that I could not pass up.”
 
A number of law firms, notes the Journal, are building their white-collar practices as the result of increased enforcement by the SEC and DOJ.
 
Sorkin has worked both sides of the fence, having spent part of his career at the Securities Exchange Commission where, as New York regional director, he was in charge of oversight for Wall Street. Later, in private practice, he was involved in high-profile cases like Madoff’s, and that of Enron’s Robert Furst.
 
Lowenstein Sandler employs about 250 attorneys in offices in New York, Palo Alto and Roseland.

In Depth

David Yarrow On Growing His Hedge Fund And Shooting The Animals And People Of Africa - As A Photographer

Jul 23 2014 | 6:44am ET

While he’s always been a photographer, recent expeditions to Iceland, Ethiopia...

Lifestyle

Einhorns Busts At WSOP, Finishes In 173rd

Jul 15 2014 | 10:48am ET

Greenlight Capital founder David Einhorn’s World Series of Poker won’t end at...

Guest Contributor

The Truth About Track Record Portability

Jul 24 2014 | 5:55am ET

The number of private funds converting to mutual funds has increased significantly...

 

Sponsored Content

    Northern Trust Helps Hedge Funds Navigate Derivatives Regulations

    Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET

    The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…

Publisher's Note