Ranked InNew York
Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (Band 3)
Practice Areas: Litigation Partner with three decades of experience in complex civil litigation and criminal work, including substantial trial and appellate experience. Specializes in defending institutions and individuals in criminal, securities enforcement, and regulatory investigations and proceedings from investigation stage through trial and appeal. Experienced in defending clients faced with parallel investigations or claims, including complex civil litigation related to ongoing investigations.
Professional Memberships: American Bar Association, New York Council of Defense Lawyers, Federal Bar Council, Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Career: Member of New York Bar in 1983. Founding and current Partner of Spears & Imes LLP. Former Assistant United States Attorney and Deputy Chief of Appeals (Criminal Division), Southern District of New York (1985-88); law clerk Honorable John Gibbons, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1982.
Personal: Born April 1, 1956; BS and MA with honors Northwestern University, 1978; JD cum laude Northwestern University School of Law, 1982.