NEW YORK – Mukasey Frenchman & Sklaroff, LLP announced today the formation of a trial law firm dedicated to representing clients when they have to fight to protect their business, their freedom, or their reputation. The firm will focus on mission critical trial work.
Marc L. Mukasey is the Founding Partner of the firm. Marc is a criminal trial lawyer who defends high-profile executives and corporations in the worlds of finance, politics, energy, media and sports. His recent work includes two white collar defense trial victories – the first-ever acquittal in a commodities “spoofing” trial (US v. Flotron) and the successful trial defense of a bond trader (US v. Gramins). Among others, he has also represented a major corporation in the Deepwater Horizon explosion, the president of a leading network, and a Hall of Fame basketball coach in criminal investigations. Marc is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been named multiple times by Law360 as an MVP of the Year in the White Collar category, including in 2018. Prior to founding the firm, Marc was the Chairman of the white collar defense practices at two international law firms, and a Chief in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.
Robert S. Frenchman represents financial services clients in white collar matters, complex litigation, and regulatory enforcement proceedings. Bob has defended financial services clients during investigations and at trial, often facing off against the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. These representations have involved, among other things, insider trading, allocations in initial public offerings, spoofing, specialist trading, Nasdaq market-making, RMBS trading, order routing, short selling, benchmark rates, securities lending, margin, gifts and gratuities, and research. Mr. Frenchman was a partner in two international law firms before the formation of Mukasey, Frenchman & Sklaroff.
Jeffrey B. Sklaroff has a varied litigation practice focused on a wide range of criminal matters including the representation of corporations and executives at every stage of a case – from grand jury investigation, through trial, and on appeal. Jeff was co-counsel in one of the leading criminal trial victories of recent years – US v. Gramins. Jeff is also an experienced civil trial lawyer and he has conducted internal investigations for clients around the world. Jeff has a distinguished history of selection by judges to serve as a receiver in an SEC action, and as counsel to the Grand Jury Project, a committee of judges, professors and private practitioners charged with rendering recommendations to improve the grand jury system in New York. He is also an adjunct member of the New York State Justice Task Force. Before becoming Managing Partner of the firm, Mr. Sklaroff was a partner in a major international law firm, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York.