As Chief of the Major Crimes Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Mr. Strassberg was responsible for supervising approximately 25 Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the prosecution of white collar criminal cases, including corporate crimes, financial institution fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases, money laundering, computer and internet crimes, intellectual property crimes, health care fraud, tax fraud, bankruptcy fraud, environmental crimes, and mail and wire frauds.
Prior to becoming the Chief of Major Crimes, he was a member of the Southern District of New York Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, responsible for prosecuting some of the largest securities fraud cases in the country. Throughout his tenure as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Strassberg personally handled all phases of the criminal prosecution of cases involving violations of the securities, anti-fraud, bankruptcy, tax, narcotics, money laundering and involuntary servitude laws, from investigation through trial and appeal, including the successful trial of multiple complex financial and securities frauds.
Mr. Strassberg is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. He is a member of the Federal Bar Council and holds the position of Master in the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court Program. Mr. Strassberg is also a member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, the New York City Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Council and the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section. He has taught upper level students as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School and as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School.
While a federal prosecutor, Mr. Strassberg served as a member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee – Subcommittee on Health Care Fraud and as the Health Care Fraud Coordinator for the Southern District of New York, U.S. Attorney’s Office. He served as the Chairperson of the Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Fraud Task Force, as a member of the National Bankruptcy Fraud Working Group and as a U.S. Delegate to China as part of the State Department’s Intellectual Property Enforcement Exchange Program.
Mr. Strassberg is involved with pro-bono work and has served as a member of the SDNY Criminal Justice Act panel, representing indigent defendants in criminal cases. As part of his pro bono service, he has acted as standby-trial counsel to an indigent defendant and successfully argued a criminal appeal before the Second Circuit. Mr. Strassberg is also a member of the Executive Committee of the UJA's Criminal Law Group.