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Austin Campriello is a criminal defense attorney and a former prosecutor. A Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, Mr. Campriello has tried cases and argued appeals in federal and New York state courts where the charges have included racketeering, securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, tax evasion, perjury, extortion, bribery, larceny, counterfeiting and murder. He has conducted investigations into many areas of fraud and municipal corruption, and has successfully represented clients in various investigations including inquiries into allegations of criminal antitrust, health care fraud, minority business fraud, election fraud, environmental crimes, and conflicts of interest. Mr. Campriello recently defended the former executive director of Dewey & LeBoeuf in a six-month trial involving allegations of grand larceny, scheme to defraud and falsification of business records that resulted in his client being acquitted of 21 counts and a mistrial on the remaining counts.

Mr. Campriello was the chief of the Rackets Bureau of the New York County District Attorney's Office and has been an adjunct professor of law at Fordham Law School.  He is a past chair of the Criminal Court Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and a past president of the New York Criminal Bar Association.

In addition to defending business executives, attorneys, public officials and figures in the art world, Mr. Campriello has represented financial institutions, accounting firms, real estate developers, construction companies, media companies, hotels, airlines, hospitals and other health care providers, and entertainment companies.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Kent Scholar (awarded for highest academic achievement) – Columbia Law School
    • Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems – Writing and Research Editor
    • Fordham Law School – Adjunct Professor of Law, 1986-1992
    • Assistant District Attorney, New York County, 1971-1980
    • Chief of Rackets Bureau, 1978-1980
    • Joint Commission on Integrity in The Public Schools – Chief Counsel and Executive Director, 1989-1990
    • Mayor’s Special Commission to Investigate New York City Contracts – Special Counsel, 1986
    • Governor’s Screening Committee for Designation of Justices to The Appellate Division, 1st Department – Counsel, 1997-2008
    • Committee on Character and Fitness, Appellate Division, Second Department, 9th Judicial District – Member, 2000-2016
    • Mayor’s Advisory Committee on The Judiciary – Member, 2002-2013
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2003-2017; Lawyer of the Year, New York City - Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, 2016
    • New York's Super Lawyers - White Collar Criminal Defense and Appeals, 2006-2016
    • Pleasantville Zoning Board of Appeals – Chair, 1988-present
    • Joint Commission on Integrity in The Public Schools – Chief Counsel and Executive Director, 1989-1990
    • Mayor’s Special Commission to Investigate New York City Contracts – Special Counsel, 1986
    • Governor’s Screening Committee for Designation of Justices to The Appellate Division, 1st Department – Counsel, 1997-2008
    • Committee on Character and Fitness, Appellate Division, Second Department, 9th Judicial District – Member, 2000-2016
    • Mayor’s Advisory Committee on The Judiciary – Member, 2002-2013
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2003-2017; Lawyer of the Year, New York City - Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, 2016
    • New York's Super Lawyers - White Collar Criminal Defense and Appeals, 2006-2016
    • Pleasantville Zoning Board of Appeals – Chair, 1988-present
    • Mayor’s Advisory Committee on The Judiciary – Member, 2002-2013
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2003-2017; Lawyer of the Year, New York City - Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, 2016
    • New York's Super Lawyers - White Collar Criminal Defense and Appeals, 2006-2016
    • Pleasantville Zoning Board of Appeals – Chair, 1988-present
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Professional Affiliations

    • American College of Trial Lawyers – Fellow
    • New York Criminal Bar Association – Past Service: Board of Directors; Treasurer; Vice President; President
    • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Past Service: Committee on Criminal Courts, Law and Procedure; Committee on The Judiciary; Committee on Lectures and Continuing Education; Chair, Criminal Court Committee
    • Federal Bar Council
    • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • New York Council of Defense Lawyers
    • American Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association
    • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • New York Council of Defense Lawyers
    • American Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association
    • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • American Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association
    • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
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Publications

  • "Findings and Recommendations of the Joint Commission," Report
  • "Investigating the Investigators, a Gill Commission Report"

Speaking Engagements

  • "Ethical Considerations of False Claims Act and Qui Tam Cases," American Conference Institute’s Advanced Forum on False Claims and Qui Tam Enforcement, Jan. 22, 2016