Edward Sapone

Sapone & Petrillo, LLP
1 Penn Plz Ste 5315
New York, NY 10119
(212) 349-9000

Edward V. Sapone is a founding partner of Sapone & Petrillo, LLP He concentrates his practice on federal criminal defense and white collar litigation.

He is routinely admitted pro hac vice in various jurisdictions including New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Florida, California, Connecticut, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Colorado, and Ohio. Mr. Sapone received a B.A. from Fordham University and a J.D. cum laude from New York Law School, where he was an editor of the International and Comparative Law Journal, and a Member of Distinction of the Moot Court Association. He completed externships for a justice of the New York State Supreme Court, New York County, and for the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Court Bureau of the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Sapone was also a contributor to the suppression law section of the 1998 Bench Manual, relied upon by New York State trial judges.

He was the recipient of a Citation of Honor by the Hon. Helen M. Marshall, President of the Borough of Queens (2009), a Proclamation of Honor by New York State Senator Jose Peralta (2010 and 2014), and a Citation of Honor by New York State Assemblyman Francisco P. Moya (2011), for Mr. Sapone’s legal representation.  Mr. Sapone was also listed in Super Lawyers (2014 and 2015), VerdictSearch’s Top New York Verdicts of 2010, and the National Trial Lawyers’ 2014 Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Sapone serves as a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy for which he teaches trial techniques at Hofstra Law School.  He teaches advanced trial techniques, white collar criminal defense, and federal practice to other lawyers in Continuing Legal Education seminars in New York and New Jersey.  Having represented CEOs, broker-dealers and other professionals in the securities industry, Mr. Sapone also has been invited to lecture for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Mr. Sapone has appeared as a legal analyst on CNN, Headline News, Court TV, MSNBC, Fox 5, TRUTV, and Univision, as well as international radio broadcast. He has been a subject of print news and magazines, and his cases have been printed in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business Week, Crain’s New York Business, the NACDL Champion, and numerous New York City and local newspapers.

Mr. Sapone is the immediate Past-President of the New York Criminal Bar Association and the current Chair of its Sentencing Committee. He is also a member of other legal bar associations, including the Federal Bar Council, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

For the last 19 years, Mr. Sapone has been criminal defense council to the Consulate of Mexico in New York, a role by which he has defended many hundreds of indigent criminal defendants and targets in New York and New Jersey.

New York Law School, J.D.
Fordham University, B.A.

President New York Criminal Bar Association 2015-Present.
Listed in 2016 Super Lawyers, New York Metro.
Listed in 2015 Super Lawyers, New York Metro.
Listed in 2014 National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
Rated by Avvo 10.0 Superb.
Avvo Clients’ Choice 2014-Present, Criminal Defense.

LECTURES:Cross Examination: Marino Institute, 2016Coutroom Testimony: Nassau Country Police Academy, 2016Jury Selection: Hofstra Law School, 2016