Avraham C. Moskowitz

Avraham C. Moskowitz

Avi Moskowitz, a 1980 graduate of Columbia Law School and a former Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York (1985-1991), focuses on criminal defense and commercial litigation matters.

His criminal defense cases have run the gamut from securities fraud and public corruption to capital murder and racketeering and virtually every type of case in between. He has successfully represented clients in white-collar investigations and prosecutions in the federal courts in New York and New Jersey, as well as the state courts in New York.

Equally important, he has helped clients under investigation to avoid indictment by providing sound advice and effectively advocating on behalf of his clients before prosecuting and regulatory authorities.

In addition to his white-collar criminal practice, Avi is one of only a handful of attorneys to have tried a federal capital case to verdict, helping his client avoid the death penalty in United States v. Quinones and Rodriguez . In the past fifteen years, Avi has successfully represented more than twenty-five clients charged with capital crimes in the federal courts of New York.

In his civil practice, Avi has handled all types of cases including civil RICO, breach of contract, employment discrimination, insurance coverage, products liability and intellectual property matters.

During his tenure as Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, Avi tried twenty-four cases to verdict, and successfully argued numerous appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Since 1991, Avi has been an adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy at New York Law School. He has also taught trial advocacy to lawyers as a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA).

Avi’s superior skills and integrity have been recognized by his peers who have given him an AV rating, the highest peer rating in the Martindale-Hubbell ratings system. In 2011, Avi was elected by his peers as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, in recognition of his outstanding skills as a trial lawyer.