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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


NY Pharmacy Attorney

Our attorneys can provide representation in a number of licensing and registration matters pending before the State Education Department, Office of Professional Discipline (OPD), the Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG), and the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU)

Earning your license was a significant investment of time and money and when your Pharmaceutical License is on the line, you should protect it by consulting with an experienced New York or professional license defense attorney skilled in representing pharmacists in criminal and disciplinary proceedings. Our firm’s main focus is serving licensed professionals in New York, particularly pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals, in all matters that relate to professional licensing and license defense.

In New York and practice of pharmacy is governed by numerous laws and regulations. In New York, pharmacists are licensed and registered by The New York State Board of Regents, the Education Department, and the State Board of Pharmacy.

If you are arrested or investigated by law enforcement or if you are contacted by a state licensing agency investigator regarding a complaint involving professional misconduct, you may significantly minimize damages to your case by discussing it with an experienced New York pharmacy license defense attorney.

When Is A Pharmacist Subject To Discipline?

In New York and practice of pharmacy is governed by numerous laws and regulations. Pharmacists are licensed and registered by The New York State Board of Regents, the Education Department, and the State Board of Pharmacy. Committing professional misconduct as specified by the statute automatically subjects the pharmacist to discipline.

The most common triggers of professional discipline of pharmacists in New York are:

  • Being convicted of a crime
  • Practicing fraudulently
  • Practicing beyond the authorized scope of practice
  • Practicing with gross incompetence or negligence
  • Practicing while being intoxicated or impaired by alcohol, drugs, or mental disability
  • Habitually using drugs
  • Unlawful fee splitting
  • Allowing professional duties to be performed by unauthorized persons
  • Sexually or physically abusing patients
  • Filing false reports
  • Failing to maintain proper records
  • Ordering excessive and unnecessary tests

There are several ways a disciplinary process against a New York pharmacist may begin. Pharmacies are often subject to law enforcement investigations related to medicaid and Medicare fraud, schemes involving unauthorized prescription and controlled substances.

Pharmacists may either become the focus of the ongoing investigation or newly discovered facts will trigger a separate investigation of a pharmacist. Also, a compliant by a third part may be filed with the Regional Office of Professional Discipline (OPD), which will then look into the allegations.

A criminal conviction or entering a guilty plea will automatically be reported to the licensing agency and an investigation will be automatically initiated.

During the course of investigation, the licensee may be contacted by an OPD or a law enforcement investigator. The law requires the licensee to cooperate with investigation; however one has no obligation to forfeit his or her right to consult with an attorney. The only correct way to handle the investigator’s request for an interview is to pledge cooperation but only after consulting an attorney.

Your next step must be retaining an attorney experienced in the OPD actions. A good criminal defense or professional license defense attorney will prevent you from making potentially harmful statements and admissions that would seriously impede your future defense.


We can help pharmacist clients in criminal cases brought by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the District Attorney’s Office. Pharmaceutical crimes vary from federal kickback violations, to Medicare and Medicaid fraudulent billing practices, to artificial drug price inflation to offenses often charged on state level such as Prescription Fraud. Whatever the charges are, if you are the target of an audit or a criminal investigation related to pharmaceutical activity, you need an attorney experienced in defending pharmaceutical fraud cases. And if you are a medical professional, your attorney should also be experienced in representing licensed health care professionals because your professional license is in jeopardy.

Here is the list of criminal cases involving pharmacists, which handle:

  • Prescription Fraud
  • Criminal diversion of medication
  • Anti-kickback laws violations;
  • Medicaid and Medicare Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud

We are also know how to handle the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations that routinely investigates violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Anti-Tampering Act, and other related federal statutes. Most common federal violations in the pharmaceutical industry are:

  • Manufacture and sale of counterfeit or unapproved drugs
  • Illegal diversion of drugs
  • Prescription Drug Marketing Act violations
  • Off-Label promotion Illegal Internet Drug Marketing
  • Drug application fraud
  • Clinical investigator fraud
  • Product substitution crimes
  • Product tampering
  • Drug adulteration
  • Illegal drug importation
  • Illegal drug manufacture, sale or distribution

Medicaid/Medicare/Insurance Fraud in a Pharmacy Setting

We have been called on defending licensed pharmacists and pharmacy owners who have been accused of Medicaid or Medicare fraud. Most such cases involve billing Medicaid or insurance companies for prescription medications that have never been dispensed to patients or schemes involving purchasing prescriptions from Medicaid beneficiaries for cash and billing Medicaid for reimbursement at higher rates.

This is often done in concert with physicians who write the prescriptions in return for kickbacks from pharmacists. These types of cases are likely to be prosecuted by the federal government.

Pharmacy fraud is a crime that may render a person liable to severe legal penalties. When the fraud involves sales and distribution over state lines, the federal government will likely become involved, and the case will be prosecuted in federal court.

When the pharmacy fraud is alleged to have taken place as part of a massive scheme, and the proceeds are alleged to be high, the potential consequences will be harsh.

Online pharmacy fraud

One kind of pharmacy fraud that takes place and is vigorously prosecuted occurs when pharmacists and doctors team up with website operators, or operate websites in order to sell large quantities of sought-after substances such as painkillers, without valid prescriptions.

The websites allow customers to order pain medications without valid prescriptions. The doctors who are participating in the scheme write prescriptions to fit the orders, without ever speaking to or examining the customer, and without looking at the customer’s medical records. They then send the prescriptions to participating pharmacists, who fill the illegal prescriptions and ship the medications to the customers. Sometimes, the websites may contain false statements, such as postings stating that prescription medications will not be dispensed before the customer consults the website’s licensed physician when such consultations never actually take place.

Since such fraud takes place over the Internet, its reach tends to be wider and more encompassing; thus, setting up a website for pharmacy fraud is, in itself, more likely to result in a federal case and in allegations of a far-reaching scheme or conspiracy. Further, when the substances involved are controlled substances, charges will likely include drug trafficking as well.

When an internet pharmacy fraud scheme is alleged, charges may include the following: misbranding of prescription drugs, narcotics distribution, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit all and any of the above. Penalties can include decades in prison, as well as possible forfeitures and other financial losses. Any doctor or pharmacist involved is also risking their license.

If you are accused of participating in the Internet pharmacy fraud in New York City, your first step should be to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney, with special knowledge of pharmacy fraud issues. You should be aware that the allegations of a scheme or conspiracy mean that you can be potentially held liable for the actions of other participants in the scheme.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!



Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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