Attachment 3 Ephraim Savitt Curriculum Vitae

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<strong>Ephraim</strong> <strong>Savitt</strong> <strong>Curriculum</strong> <strong>Vitae</strong><br />

Experience in Law practice:<br />

165 West End Avenue, Suite 8B<br />

New York, NY 10023<br />

Cell: (917) 885-5753<br />

Office: (212) 679-4470<br />

<strong>Ephraim</strong>@savittesq.com<br />

Law Office(s) of <strong>Ephraim</strong> <strong>Savitt</strong><br />

757 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017<br />

(Oct. 1989 -1990)<br />

641 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022<br />

(1990-1991)<br />

111 Broadway, Suite 701, New York, NY 10006<br />

(Feb. 2008-April 2009)<br />

260 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016<br />

(1991- Feb. 2008, May 2009-December 2015)<br />

165 West End Avenue, Suite 8B, New York, NY 10023<br />

(January 2016-present)<br />

Unites States Attorney’s Office<br />

for the Eastern District of New York<br />

271 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY 11201<br />

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division (Feb. 1982 –Oct. 1989)<br />

Rosenman & Colin (later merged)<br />

575 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022<br />

Associate Attorney, Litigation Dept. (1981- Jan. 1982)<br />


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Mudge, Rose, Guthrie & Alexander (dissolved)<br />

20 Broad Street, New York 10005<br />

Associate Attorney, Litigation Dept. (1978-1981)<br />

Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Ballon<br />

666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10103<br />

Law clerk (1974 -1976)<br />

(while attending Fordham Law School)<br />

Description of Practice:<br />

For over 30 years, I have been in private law practice, representing<br />

clients in federal and state criminal cases. I was the solo or lead trial<br />

counsel in numerous criminal jury trials, many of which were assigned to<br />

me directly by judges when I served on the Criminal Justice Act panel in<br />

the Eastern District of New York. I have tried criminal cases, and one<br />

forfeiture case, in the Southern District of New York, and was defense trial<br />

counsel in criminal cases in the New York State Supreme Courts in<br />

Manhattan and Brooklyn. I have also litigated numerous non-trial cases in<br />

these courts, as well as in the Supreme Court in Queens, the Nassau<br />

County Court, the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Virginia<br />

I have represented clients in SEC investigations and before<br />

administrative bodies. I have been trial counsel in several civil lawsuits,<br />

both in state and federal courts. I have also argued numerous appeals in<br />

the Second Circuit, both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, and<br />

have been appellate counsel before the Third and Fourth Circuits, the NYS<br />

Supreme Court, the Appellate Divisions in the First and Second<br />

Departments and before the New York State Court of Appeals.<br />

Since leaving the U.S Attorney’s Office in late 1989, I have<br />

represented hundreds of clients whose cases range from significant white<br />

collar securities and business fraud investigations and prosecutions to<br />

capital cases in both the Eastern and Southern Districts. I have tried<br />

numerous criminal cases as a defense attorney, including three death<br />


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penalty cases, racketeering, homicide and tax fraud cases. I have also tried<br />

civil cases in both federal and state courts, and in recent years, my practice<br />

has evolved to an almost even split between civil and criminal matters.<br />

In all, in the past 39 years spanning my careers as a federal<br />

prosecutor and as a defense attorney, I have tried over 60 cases (I actually<br />

have lost the exact count) ranging in duration from several days to over 5<br />

months, the latter as lead trial defense counsel in the Ronell Wilson death<br />

penalty trial in the EDNY for the murder of two undercover detectives. My<br />

last trial as a federal prosecutor was the successful EDNY prosecution of<br />

Gene Gotti and John Carneglia in 1989, which was the first government<br />

victory against the Gotti-led Gambino Crime Family.<br />

My criminal defense practice has involved an eclectic clientele that<br />

spans the gamut from professionals, including physicians, attorneys and<br />

bank officers, to businessmen, including high-ranking officers of brokerage<br />

houses, to organized crime figures, gang members and murderers (that<br />

latter category in CJA appointed cases). I am qualified as a capital learned<br />

counsel and received national security clearance for terrorism cases. I<br />

have also tried a significant Ponzi scheme case in the EDNY as defense<br />

counsel and have had numerous white collar matters in which I have<br />

negotiated favorable dispositions for my clients, including with the<br />

Attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Unit.<br />

Professional Admissions:<br />

Court Date of Admission ID Number<br />

United States District Court March 15, 1978 Federal Courts<br />

Eastern District of New York<br />

Atty. No. ES-3596<br />

United States District Court March 15, 1978<br />

Southern District of New York<br />


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Supreme Court, State of N.Y. February 14, 1978 NY State Court<br />

Second Judicial Dept. Atty. Reg. 1448851<br />

United States Court of Appeals March 4, 1983<br />

for the Second Circuit<br />

United States Court of Appeals August 28, 1991<br />

for the Third Circuit<br />

United States Court of Appeals October 19, 1990<br />

for the Fourth Circuit<br />

United States Supreme Court April 14, 1997<br />

United States Tax Court May 18, 2011<br />

Education and Teaching Experience:<br />

Brooklyn College, CUNY<br />

(Dean’s Lists; B.A Cum Laude 1974)<br />

Fordham University Law School<br />

(Law Review published article; J.D Cum Laude 1977)<br />

Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School<br />

(Trial Advocacy courses 1989-2004)<br />

Faculty member and judge at numerous moot court competitions at Fordham,<br />

Cardozo, Yale, Pace and sponsored by NITA and Empire Moot Court competitions.<br />

Faculty staff and Judge at NITA Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Cardozo Law<br />

CLE courses sponsored by Federal Bar Council, Eastern District Association and<br />

other attorney bar groups.<br />


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Memberships:<br />

Federal Bar Council<br />

New York Criminal Bar Association<br />

Eastern District Association<br />

Judge Joseph M. McLaughlin Association<br />

Awards and Commendations:<br />

U.S Department of Justice Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an<br />

Assistant U.S. Attorney (Feb. 22, 1990) (for the U.S v. Gene Gotti, et al.<br />

prosecution of high-ranking organized crime figures);<br />

U.S Secret Service Award for Outstanding Assistance as AUSA (1985) (for<br />

prosecution in U.S. v. Giuseppe Pugliese, et al., involving attempted murder<br />

shooting of witness, largest counterfeiting ring in the U.S.);<br />

Martindale-Hubbell Highest AV rating in both professionalism and ethics (past 20-<br />

plus years to the present);<br />

Super Lawyers in criminal and white collar defense (2012 to the present).<br />

Extracurricular and Pro Bono Activities:<br />

In conjunction with clergy and community leaders, I have counseled young<br />

people to stay away from quick money schemes that have led to criminal charges<br />

against other members of their communities. I have always enjoyed teaching law<br />

students, both as an adjunct professor and as a guest lecturer in classes taught by<br />

colleagues and members of the judiciary. I have also been a panel member in<br />

professional discussions at Fordham Law School, Lincoln Square Synagogue and in<br />

CLE live stream websites. Last, but not least, I have also mentored many young<br />

lawyers in developing the skillset needed to become effective advocates in the<br />

courtroom, including, when I was a prosecutor, many trials as a “second seat” to<br />

young AUSA’s and, thereafter, to my associates in trials as a defense attorney.<br />


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