PRACTICESWhite Collar Criminal Defense
Integrity Oversight & Investigations
- Georgetown University School of Law, J.D.
- Harvard University, A.B., cum laude
- New York
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 2nd Cir.
- U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 3rd Cir.
- U.S. Dist. Ct., SDNY
- U.S. Dist. Ct., EDNY
- U.S. Dist. Ct., NDNY
- U.S. Dist. Ct., District of Columbia
- U.S. Dist. Ct., Connecticut
- U.S. Dist. Ct., New Jersey
- U.S. Supreme Court
Speaking Engagement - Bradley Simon, Co-Chair of the White Collar Criminal Defense Practice, will be a panelist at the 17th Annual International Bar Association (IBA) Anti-Corruption Conference in Paris, France (June 25 - 26, 2019)06/25/2019
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Panel: "Due process and procedural fairness for individuals in corproate bribery enforcement actions"
A strong focus on anti-bribery enforcement actions against corporations, coupled with widespread and increasing use of nontrial resolutions to conclude these cases, raises concerns about the rights and interests of individual defendants, including due process
and procedural fairness. This panel will explore this dichotomy, from the perspective of in-house corporate counsel, white-collar
defence practitioners and prosecutors. Panellists will be invited to discuss strategies for navigating these issues in the specific context of self-reporting and internal investigations.
Media - Bradley Simon, Co-Chair of the White Collar Criminal Defense Practice, was quoted by the New York Times after the actress Felicity Huffman plead guilty on Monday in the college admissions scandal. | Read here05/13/2019 | New York Times
Brad questions why Ms. Huffman’s husband, the actor William H. Macy, was not charged.
“It may be that he cooperated with federal agents and provided important information as to the involvement of
others, although most likely not his wife. He also could get charged in the future.”
Media - The Associated Press quotes Bradley Simon, Co-Chair of the White Collar Criminal Defense Practice, and co-lead of the College and University Integrity Initiative, after more plead guilty in the college admissions scandal. | Read here05/01/2019 | Associated Press
Brad believes additional indictments should be expected as parents and coaches cooperate with federal prosecutors.
“You can rest assured that there is going to be a new wave of indictments...They wouldn’t need so many cooperators for existing cases. What seems to me is that these individuals who are cooperating are helping the government to make new cases.”
Speaking Engagement - White Collar Criminal Defense Practice co-chairs, Ilene Jaroslaw and Bradley Simon, who lead Phillips Nizer's College and University Integrity Initiative, were the featured presenters on April 17, 2019 to the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), New York Chapter, on Lessons Learned From The College Admissions Scandal.04/17/2019
Reference - Press Release: Phillips Nizer launches College and University Integrity Initiative: Ilene Jaroslaw and Bradley Simon, two veteran federal prosecutors, to assist universities and administrators in confronting and resolving admissions investigation issues.
Media - As new charges are filed, Bradley Simon, co-chair of the White Collar Criminal Defense Practice, addresses the possibility of jail time for those involved in the college admissions scandal in a New York Times article. | Read here04/09/2019 | The New York Times
“This is somewhat uncharted waters because this is a really unique case — we haven’t seen a case where dozens of parents are being hauled off into court before.”
“Judges and prosecutors are always very sensitive to the court of public opinion in determining what sentences they get...They will feel some pressure to send a message. A lot of people are really horrified by this. It undermines the system. It smacks of breathtaking self-entitlement.”
Media - Law360 quotes Bradley Simon, co-chair of the White Collar Criminal Defense Practice and co-lead of Phillips Nizer's College and University Integrity Initiative regarding the guilty plea of Gordon Caplan, former Willkie Farr & Gallagher co-chair, in the college admissions scandal. | Subscription required04/05/2019 | Law360
Caplan didn't simply agree to plead guilty, noted Brad Simon, a partner at Phillips Nizer LLP and ex-federal prosecutor who co-leads the firm's new College and University Integrity Initiative. He also issued a statement that expressed "deep anguish."
"I think he probably got good advice that coming in early and making a quite heartfelt statement of contrition will serve him well," Simon said. "I think he probably made a wise decision."
Article - "5 Things College Lawyers Must Do Now" by Ilene Jaroslaw, Co-Chair, White Collar Criminal Defense Practice and co-lead of Phillips Nizer's College and University Integrity Initiative | Read here03/26/2019 | Phillips Nizer LLP
See Press Release: Phillips Nizer launches College and University Integrity Initiative: Ilene Jaroslaw and Bradley Simon, two veteran federal prosecutors, to assist universities and administrators in confronting and resolving admissions investigation issues (March 20, 2019)
Media - Brad Simon addresses the surprising omission of actor William H. Macy, husband of actress Felicity Huffman, who was not charged in the National College Admissions bribery scandal. As Brad comments in the article, it appears Macy “participated in the bribery at least as a co-conspirator.” | Read here03/12/2019 | New York Daily News
Media - Brad Simon comments on the ongoing legal battle facing Huawei Technologies Co.’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, daughter of the company’s founder, in the Bloomberg article, “Huawei’s Efforts to Derail U.S. Prosecutions Face Steep Odds.” | Read here03/06/2019 | Bloomberg
China’s biggest smartphone maker is using its financial and political clout to fight U.S. allegations that the company was involved in bank fraud, technology theft and spying. Meng is fighting extradition to the U.S. from Canada where she was arrested in December 2018.
Press Release - Phillips Nizer Launches White Collar Criminal Defense Practice with the Addition of Two Former Federal Prosecutors Ilene Jaroslaw and Bradley D. Simon in New York | Read the release02/28/2019
Ilene Jaroslaw, former chief of the General Crimes Section at the EDNY; and Bradley Simon best known for defending numerous prominent individuals in two decades of private practice
Media/News - Two Former EDNY Prosecutors Join Phillips Nizer to Lead New White-Collar Practice (New York Law Journal, February 27, 2019) (Subscription required)02/27/2019 | New York Law Journal / Law.com