Mukasey Frenchman Marks Second Anniversary with Noteworthy Growth and Success – Firm Preparing for Three Criminal Trials

NEW YORK (March 3, 2021) – Mukasey Frenchman LLP, the boutique law firm led by renowned trial lawyer Marc L. Mukasey, reports several key milestones as the firm marks its second anniversary. That includes preparing three high-profile criminal cases set for trial.

Launched in March 2019 with four lawyers, the firm now has eight attorneys and two analysts. A key driver of its expansion has been a commitment to develop more women as first-chair criminal trial lawyers. Mukasey Frenchman has added four outstanding talents to its team:

  • Torrey K. Young (partner) – a prominent healthcare and life sciences litigator and compliance lawyer, formerly with Foley & Lardner;
  • Catherine M. Deist (senior associate) – a former Air Force JAG and accomplished criminal and civil trial lawyer and investigator;
  • Stephanie Guaba (associate) – an emerging trial lawyer who has conducted criminal and congressional investigations;
  • Elyssa Brezel (associate) – a rising criminal lawyer, with experience in SEC and DOJ investigations and civil rights.

Young, Deist, Guaba and Brezel join Kate Olivieri, who has played a key role in two recent criminal trial victories, in Mukasey Frenchman’s commitment to promoting more women criminal trial lawyers. The firm also added to its ranks in 2020 special counsel Kenneth A. Caruso a former Assistant US Attorney, Justice Department official and a gifted criminal and civil litigator.

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