Lenny Sandlar represents clients in criminal proceedings, civil litigation, regulatory matters, and internal investigations. Mr. Sandlar has represented a broad range of domestic and foreign individual clients, including in sensitive matters involving the DOJ, SEC, FINRA, and the Manhattan DA’s Office. He has worked on all stages of litigation proceedings — including several criminal trials — as well as on fast-paced fact-intensive internal investigations.
Mr. Sandlar maintains an active pro bono practice. He has obtained favorable outcomes on behalf of asylum seekers and victims of labor trafficking, as well as indigent criminal defendants pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act. He successfully litigated a landmark state criminal appeal that raised questions of first impression concerning the storage of DNA samples of criminal suspects in New York State.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Sandlar served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, in which capacity he assisted the judge with two criminal trials. Mr. Sandlar received his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He graduated summa cum laude from The George Washington University.
Mr. Sandlar is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is fluent in Russian and conversant in Spanish, French, and Hebrew.