212-300-5196

Service & Results.

nyc criminal lawyers over 30 years of experienceWe Know How To Win Cases

Spodek Law Group handles tough cases
nationwide, that demand excellence.

Get Free Consultation

Faced 5+ Years in Prison

People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

Why Choose Us

Clients can use our portal to track the status of their case, stay in touch with us, upload documents, and more.

Regardless of the type of situation you're facing, our attorneys are here to help you get quality representation.

We can setup consultations in person, over Zoom, or over the phone to help you. Bottom line, we're here to help you win your case.

Spodek
Law in the Media

View All

Meet Todd Spodek

WE PROVIDE WHITE GLOVE SERVICE TO CLIENTS
WHO WANT MORE FROM THEIR ATTORNEY

The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

If you have a legal issue, call us for a consultation.
We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, challenges you face.

NYC False Claims Act Lawyers

The False Claims Act is one of the oldest laws in the federal statutes, having been enacted in the mid 1800s during the Lincoln Administration. This is why it is commonly referred to as the Lincoln Law. It was established to address false billing claims for goods and services being submitted to the government during the Civil War and paid before federal oversight agencies could inspect the bills for validity. It allows for anyone who has knowledge that the federal government is being defrauded to come forward with the evidence or testimony that enables the government to investigate and potentially file criminal charges. Even though government oversight agencies do perform regular payment audits, the majority of False Claims Act cases will include a “relator” who has brought information to the government. These cases can often be evaluated and settled before charges are even filed when the investigation target retains an experienced New York criminal attorney to potentially achieve a dismissal of the evidence being used in your case.
Civil and Criminal Issues
The initial investigation into a False Claims Act case is a civil process to determine what actually happened with respect to the erroneous and faulty billing. Many times billing problems can be rectified by restitution when the problem is evaluated and no intent is evident. In addition, any standing to sue legally belonging a relator can be eliminated when their statements are in question and no criminal intent is obvious. However, when it is apparent the informant is correct, the issue may well become both a criminal and a civil problem without solid legal representation by an aggressive New York City criminal defense attorney who can investigate the case on your behalf as well. The burden of proof in civil claims is a preponderance of the evidence, which is a much lower standard than the criminal requirement of beyond a reasonable doubt. This can be very important component of a case settlement when the issue is contentious.
Defending a False Claims Case
The False Clams Act allows “qui tam” standing to sue in certain situations for valid relators, including sharing in the financial proceeds returned to the government. “Qui tam” is the Latin term for “on behalf of the king.” Today this law is used broadly across all levels of government, and it is particularly applied in certain industries such as healthcare and certain military contracts. Many times the claims of the government are accurate and valid, but sometimes disgruntled employees present information to the a government oversight agency, which is usually a subset of the Department of Justice. If the claims of the relator are not found to be accurate, the potential for a lawsuit may stop immediately. Discounting the testimony of the informant is vital to a successful claim defense. In addition, many cases are handled as civil inquests first and criminal charges will only be applied if the problems also have a significant element of manipulation or intent to defraud by management officials. When evidence is found in computer forensics investigations, there are certain situations where errors are made in a mass production fashion that can result in a systemic billing problem that can be corrected by restitution.
Cases Can Be Very Serious
False Claims Act cases can be very precarious legal situations for those involved, and even one conviction can result in the shuttering of a personal business or a potential fine or jail sentence. This can occur in serious cases where the government has a strong case. Any federal claims tend to be more complicated than state enforcement, and becomes even more complicated when both levels of government are filing either civil or criminal claims. It is always important to invest in the future of your business and family by retaining an experienced New York City criminal defense attorney who has also served as a prosecutor and understands the best avenues to follow when defending False Claims Act charges.

Free Consultation

Testimonials

I was searching for a law firm with some power to help me deal with a warrant in New York . After 6 days I decided to go with Spodek Law Group. It helped that This law firm is well respected by not only the top law firms in New York , but the DA , Judge as well. I...

~Fonder Brandon

5 Stars
It was my good fortune to retain Spodek Law Group for representation for my legal needs. From the beginning, communication was prompt and thorough. Todd, Kenneth and Alex were the first people I worked with and they all made me feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything was explained and any concerns...

~A G

5 Stars
After meeting with several law firms, I chose the Spodek Law Group not only for their professionalism and experience, but for the personal attention given to me right from the initial consultation. It is important to recognize how crucial having the right legal team is when faced with potentially life altering events that impact families and the lives of loved...

~George Cherubini

Spodek Law Group

White Glove Service

We Provide Superior Service, Excellent Results, At A Level Superior To Other Criminal Defense Law Firms. Regardless Of Where Your Case Is, Nationwide, We Can Help You.
View More

Request Free Consultation

Please fill out the form below to receive a free consultation, we will respond to
your inquiry within 24-hours guaranteed.

NYC

85 Broad St 30th Floor, New York, NY 10004

212-300-5196

get directions

Los Angeles

611 S Catalina St Suite 222, Los Angeles, CA 90005

212-300-5196

get directions

QUEENS

35-37 36th St, 2nd Floor Astoria, NY 11106

212-300-5196

get directions

BROOKLYN

195 Montague St., 14th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

212-300-5196

get directions
Call Now!