Edward V. Sapone is the principal of Edward V. Sapone, LLC. He concentrates his practice on federal and state court white collar criminal defense and securities litigation.
Mr. Sapone was admitted to practice law by the New York State Supreme Court (2nd Dept.), the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, the District of Colorado, and the Western District of Pennsylvania. He is routinely admitted pro hac vice in various jurisdictions including New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Florida, California, Connecticut, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Colorado, and Ohio.
Mr. Sapone received a B.A. from Fordham University and a Juris Doctor degree cum laude from New York Law School, where he was an editor of the International and Comparative Law Journal, and a Member of Distinction of the Moot Court Association. He completed externships for a justice of the New York State Supreme Court, New York County, and for the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Court Bureau of the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Sapone was also a contributor to the suppression law section of the 1998 Bench Manual, relied upon by New York State trial judges.
He was the recipient of a Citation of Honor by the Hon. Helen M. Marshall, President of the Borough of Queens (2009), aProclamation of Honor by New York State Senator Jose Peralta (2010 and 2014), and a Citation of Honor by New York State Assemblyman Francisco P. Moya (2011), for Mr. Sapone’s legal representation. Mr. Sapone was also listed in Super Lawyers (2014 and 2015), VerdictSearch’s Top New York Verdicts of 2010, and the National Trial Lawyers’ 2014 Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Sapone serves as a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy for which he teaches trial techniques at Hofstra Law School. He teaches advanced trial techniques, white collar criminal defense, and federal practice to other lawyers in Continuing Legal Education seminars in New York and New Jersey. Having represented CEOs, broker-dealers and other professionals in the securities industry, Mr. Sapone also has been invited to lecture for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Mr. Sapone has appeared as a legal analyst on CNN, Headline News, Court TV, MSNBC, Fox 5, TRUTV, and Univision, as well as international radio broadcast. He has been a subject of print news and magazines, and his cases have been printed in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business Week, Crain’s New York Business, the NACDL Champion, and numerous New York City and local newspapers.
Having been elected by his peers as the President of the New York Criminal Bar Association, Mr. Sapone is serving his first of a two-year term. He is also a member of other legal bar associations, including the Federal Bar Council, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
For the last 14 years, Mr. Sapone has been criminal defense council to the Consulate of Mexico in New York, a role by which he has defended many hundreds of indigent criminal defendants and targets in New York and New Jersey.