Government Enforcement Defense
WHAT WE DO
CRAFT A SOUND LEGAL STRATEGY FOR EVERY CLIENT
Serpe LLC provides clients with smart, practical, and cost-effective legal advice and representation. Our practice focuses on white-collar criminal and government enforcement defense, internal investigations, business litigation, targeted employment counseling, and cutting edge education regarding emerging cryptocurrency laws.
White-Collar Criminal & Government Enforcement Defense
Serpe LLC defends clients who are the targets, subjects, and witnesses of government investigations and prosecutions brought by any government agency including the:
- U.S. Department of Justice;
- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York;
- New York State Office of the Attorney General;
- U.S. Department of Treasury, including the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN); and the
- Manhattan and Brooklyn District Attorney’s Offices.
Serpe LLC represents clients in connection with investigations, and civil enforcement actions conducted by the:
- Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC);
- Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC);
- New York Stock Exchange (NYSE);
- Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA);
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC); and the
- Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
Clients depend on the Firm to defend them in cases involving allegations of:
- Securities fraud;
- Insider trading;
- Cryptocurrency and initial coin offering (ICO) fraud (involving Bitcoin; Ethereum; Ripple; Stellar Lumens; EOS; Litecoin; Tether);
- Market manipulation;
- Corporate expense fraud;
- Health care fraud;
- Art fraud;
- Mail and wire fraud;
- Sexual abuse or harassment and other Me Too crimes;
- Government misconduct;
- Falsifying business records;
- Currency transaction and cash reporting violations;
- Antitrust violations;
- U.S. economic sanctions violations;
- Anti-money laundering; and
- Criminal tax matters.
Silvia and her former law partner helped me through a very emotional multifaceted case. I truly felt they believed in me and my integrity and helped me practice patience through a long, frustrating process. The team was always available, responsive and insightful. They were professional, accommodating, direct, and did a masterful job orchestrating the lawsuit.
I met Silvia at the most difficult moment of my life - I was prosecuted by the federal government and the SEC for insider trading. Silvia and her former law partner worked as a team to represent me for both criminal and civil cases with the SEC. They negotiated with the SEC to reduce the size of my fine. During sentencing, Silvia also helped me to negotiate better terms of my supervised release. I highly recommend Silvia for her deep knowledge, compassion, dedication, and willingness to put extra effort to fight for her clients.
Serpe LLC is the Go-To firm for top-shelf legal representation. Ms. Serpe is an excellent attorney and will represent your interests in the most proficient and professional way possible.
During a time in my life when it seemed as if the walls were closing in on me, Silvia Serpe settled me down and lifted me up and then skillfully guided me back to a better place. I cannot say enough about the professionalism and compassion displayed in handling me, and my complex case.
Silvia & her former law partner were relentless in their well-researched, well-constructed, and well-delivered presentation of my case. In the end, they were able to get the insurance company to write a check for more money than I ever thought possible. They are smart, direct, available, honest, and compassionate...and they have earned my highest recommendation.
From my first meeting to the last interview with the Government, it couldn't have gone better. Silvia and her former law partner were professional and knowledgeable; they prepared me for my meetings with such ease and expertise. They made a very unique experience as pleasant as possible.
Silvia's qualifications and knowledge is superior; she does not miss a beat. She is honest and on point with everything and makes you feel comfortable the whole way, regardless of the temperature of the situation.
Both Silvia Serpe and her former law partner were highly responsive, proactive and thoughtful from our very first meeting throughout the entire process. They always dug in to ensure they fully understood my needs, gave me the best opportunity for success and made me feel like their most important client. I highly recommend Silvia, and her team and have the utmost respect for their work and advice!
I had the distinct pleasure and privilege to work with and learn from Silvia Serpe. Anytime I am involved in a complicated legal case I seek her guidance, which is indispensable to me and has allowed me to grow professionally.
Ms. Serpe's high level of professionalism is exceeded by her keen and quick mind. She does not hesitate to tell you where you stand, patient in discussing the practical implications of the legalities swirling around you, and her sincerity shows in walking you through your options. I would not hesitate to recommend her for your needs and for you to follow her directions. The path she sets for you will help lead you out of whatever unfortunate circumstance you might find yourself.