NEW YORK, NY and WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Aug 27, 2012) - Morvillo LLP, a boutique litigation law firm with offices in New York and Washington, DC, is pleased to announce that co-founding partner, Richard J. Morvillo, has been named by legal peer review directory, Best Lawyers in America, as the "2013 Lawyer of the Year" in Criminal Defense (White Collar, Derivatives/Futures Law, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Securities Litigation). In addition, co-founding partner, E. Scott Morvillo has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in Criminal Defense (White Collar).
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has been regarded as one of the leading guides of excellence in the legal profession. Selection in Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which tens of thousands of leading attorneys cast more than 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed.
"This national recognition is both humbling and gratifying," noted Richard Morvillo. "In less than four months we have established our firm as one that has the expertise and intricate industry knowledge to ensure our clients' highly sensitive matters receive the attention and legal insight they deserve."
The firm, which opened its doors in May 2012, specializes in SEC investigations, foreign corrupt practices act, White Collar criminal investigations and securities litigation. The partners have extensive experience in complex government regulatory and criminal investigations and civil cases, and are representing Anthony Chiasson, a co-founder of Level Global, scheduled for trial in October 2012 on insider-trading charges.
Morvillo LLP (http://morvillolaw.com/) is a boutique litigation firm with offices in New York and Washington, DC that specializes in White Collar defense, SEC enforcement and other regulatory investigations, FCPA cases and civil securities litigation.