Andrew L. Fish is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP. Mr. Fish concentrates his practice in white collar criminal defense and internal investigations, trial practice, and business litigation.
Mr. Fish is an experienced trial lawyer who has served as lead or co-lead counsel in 16 federal jury trials. At Satterlee, Mr. Fish represented a financial institution in a federal civil jury trial relating to a multimillion dollar insurance claim. While in government service, Mr. Fish was lead trial counsel in United States v. Zvi Goffer, the insider trading prosecution of a Galleon Group hedge fund trader and other Wall Street professionals.
Prior to joining Satterlee, Mr. Fish served for 14 years as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. During his tenure there, he served as deputy chief appellate attorney and as a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. In addition to the Goffer trial, Mr. Fish tried numerous complex cases, including the trial of a hedge fund portfolio manager on insider trading charges (United States v. Joseph Contorinis) and trials involving charges of securities market manipulation, fraud in the foreign exchange market, wire fraud and embezzlement.
Mr. Fish has appeared regularly before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where he has represented both the government and private parties in numerous significant cases, including the Galleon Group insider trading case United States v. Raj Rajaratnam. In 2012, Mr. Fish received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service.
As a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force in the Southern District of New York, Mr. Fish investigated and prosecuted a wide array of federal securities fraud offenses and coordinated parallel civil proceedings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, as member of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s major crimes unit, Mr. Fish investigated and prosecuted bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, bank bribery, embezzlement and tax offenses.
Mr. Fish clerked for the Honorable Amalya L. Kearse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Representative Experience in Private Practice:
Representation of former public official on appeal of criminal conviction for campaign-finance related offenses.
Representation of individual on appeal of criminal conviction for tax and bankruptcy fraud offenses.
Representation of foreign mission employee indicted on public corruption charges by the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Filed motion to dismiss indictment based on defects in grand jury presentation. After our motion was filed, the New York State Attorney General’s Office dismissed the charges against our client.
Representation of financial institution at jury trial arising from multimillion dollar insurance claim.
Representations of financial institution employees in connection with U.S. Department of Justice, SEC and CFTC investigations.
Representation of company in connection with U.S. Department of Justice antitrust investigation.
Representation of public company employee in connection with U.S. Department of Justice antitrust investigation.
Provide regulatory counseling on compliance matters involving anti-money laundering and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issues.