Mintz is pleased to share that Member David M. Siegal has been selected to the National Law Journal’s 2020 list of Criminal Law Trailblazers, which recognizes professionals who are agents of change in the legal industry and in criminal law. Mr. Siegal was profiled in a special supplement published on March 2.
Mr. Siegal, recently described by Forbes as “one of the top white collar attorneys in the country,” counsels companies, executives, and high-level professionals in complex business investigations, government enforcement actions and related criminal and civil cases. In his almost three decades of practice, he has tried 20 federal criminal and civil cases, almost all to juries that returned verdicts, and achieved remarkable victories in several high-profile matters.
In his Trailblazers profile, the National Law Journal highlighted two of Mr. Siegal’s widely reported victories in his defense of private equity financier Benjamin Wey against federal criminal and civil securities fraud and money laundering charges, and his defense of John Drago against tax and bank secrecy offenses, where in each case, he exposed and rectified violations of his clients’ Fourth Amendment rights.
Mr. Siegal also shared his views on trends for the future of criminal defense, specifically on issues pertaining to government intrusion on personal data in the age of electronic devices: “In the world of criminal law, a failure to adjust our 19th and 20th-century law enforcement techniques can have unfair and unpredictable consequences for regular people and companies.”