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
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