Richard Preiss is of counsel in the interdisciplinary corporate support group at Peckar & Abramson. He focuses his practice on regulatory compliance, creation and implementation of compliance programs, governmental relations, internal investigations and white-collar criminal defense.
“Our Corporate Law Group offers clients a comprehensive, long-term approach to navigating the heightened scrutiny of the current regulatory environment.”
Prior to joining Peckar & Abramson, Richard was an assistant district attorney for the New York County District Attorney’s Office for almost 31 years. He was a highly successful prosecutor experienced in multiple facets of economic crime and business fraud. While an assistant district attorney, Richard investigated and prosecuted numerous white collar crimes, including domestic and international bank fraud, violations of the federal sanctions regime involving Iran, Sudan, Cuba and other sanctioned countries and the corresponding falsification of New York bank records, securities fraud, including broker-dealer fraud and market manipulation, money laundering, offshore investment trust fraud, derivatives trading fraud and tax fraud.
Richard is a recipient of the United States Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General’s National Asset Forfeiture Award for Outstanding Investigation and the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service. He has been a frequent guest speaker at various important symposia, conferences and seminars, including the Symposium on Economic Crime at Jesus College, Cambridge University, a seminar for in-house compliance officers from major United Kingdom financial institutions in London; the East-West Management Institute Workshop in Slovenia for Eastern European judges and prosecutors; the annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools at San Antonio, Texas; the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary; and Temple University School of Law.
Richard is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He received his bachelor of arts degree from LaSalle University and his law degree, cum laude, from Temple University School of Law.
State of New York
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
LaSalle University, B.A.
Temple University, J. D., cum laude
ALM & Martindale-Hubbell "New York Top-Rated Lawyers", 2019 - 2020
United States Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General’s National Asset For Forfeiture Award for Outstanding Investigation
Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service
“Investigations in the Construction World – Who is Watching?” American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL) Annual Meeting, February 2018 (Speaker)
“Compliance Programs: When they work and when they don’t,” AGC of America Newsletter, Volume 1, Number 4, September 2015