Mr. Gitner has been a partner at Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP since 2005. His practice is concentrated in white-collar criminal and regulatory litigation, and he also represents clients in complex federal and state civil matters. Mr. Gitner sits on the Board of Directors of The Fund for Modern Courts and is also an Adjunct Professor at the New York Law School, where he teaches a course on sentencing. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee and Council on International Affairs. Mr. Gitner is also a lead author of Business Crime, a comprehensive treatise on white-collar criminal matters, and is the co-author of several published articles concerning white-collar criminal and regulatory issues. He began his legal career in 1995 as a law clerk to the Honorable Naomi Reice Buchwald, then-Chief United States Magistrate Judge, and then as a law clerk to the Honorable Barbara S. Jones, United States District Judge, both in the Southern District of New York. After his clerkships, Mr. Gitner served from 1997 to 2005 as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, in the Criminal Division. From 2003 to 2005, he was the Chief of the General Crimes Unit. Mr. Gitner was a recipient of the Justice Department’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance and, in 2003, was named the Federal Prosecutor of the Year by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation. Mr. Gitner began his 3-year term as a Board member in June 2013.
He is a Mayoral appointee.
J.D., 1995, Columbia University School of Law; B.A., 1992, cum laude with distinction in all subjects, Cornell University
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