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Edward V. Sapone - New York, NY

40 Fulton Street17th Floor New York, NY 10038

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Updated: 03/08/2021

New York White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer


Edward V. Sapone is a founding partner of Sapone & Petrillo, LLP. He concentrates his practice on federal criminal defense and white-collar litigation. Mr. Sapone has spent his entire career defending people and corporations accused of crimes.

For more than 20 years, Mr. Sapone has tried an extraordinary number of cases as lead trial counsel...

About Edward V. Sapone

Practice Areas

  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Defense

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founding Partner


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • Colorado

Other Affiliations

  • New York Criminal Bar Association, 2015 - Present (President)
  • Federal Bar Council (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member)
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • Consulate of Mexico in New York (Criminal Defense Council)


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: Member of Distinction of the Moot Court Association
    Law Journal: International and Comparative Law Journal, Editor
  • Fordham University

Past Positions

  • Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, New York County, Extern
  • Deputy Chief of the Criminal Court Bureau of the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, Extern

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer, Seton Hall Law School, October 2020
  • Advanced Negotiation Techniques For Federal Criminal Defense, Seton Hall Law School, September 2020
  • The art of defending a criminal trial, Marino Institute, June 29, 2020
  • Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education, January 26, 2019
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Hofstra University, January 3, 2019
  • Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education, December 8, 2018
  • Cross Examination, Marino Institute, 2016 - Present
  • Courtroom Testimony, Nassau Country Police Academy, 2016 - Present
  • Jury Selection, Hofstra Law School, 2016 - Present
  • Faculty Member, National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Lecturer, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


Other Sources of Feedback About Edward V. Sapone

Included on the 2022 New York Metro list

Past Lists

  • 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Edward V. Sapone on Super Lawyers


  • Chair of NYCBA's Sentencing Committee: 2017 - Present
  • Super Lawyers, New York Metro (White Collar Criminal Defense) 2014 - 2020
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2014 - 2020
  • President New York Criminal Bar Association 2015-17
  • Rated by Avvo 10.0 Superb
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice, Criminal Defense, 2014-Present
  • Appointed on Homicide Panel, Appellate Division, First Department, in March 2012-Present
  • Appointed on Criminal Justice Act Panel, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2016-Present
  • Awarded Citation of Honor in September 2011 by New York State Assemblyman Francisco P. Moya for exemplary service through the practice of criminal defense
  • Recognized in April 2011 by the Board of Directors of New York’s Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Received Proclamation of Honor in 2010 by New York State Senator Jose Peralta for accomplishments in the profession of criminal defense and extraordinary contributions to the community
  • Recognized in VerdictSearch’s Top New York Verdicts of 2010 for $1.9 million verdict following a jury trial in Queens Supreme Court
  • Received Recognition of Honor in 2009 by New York’s Comite Fiestas Patrias Mexican-American organization for humanitarian actions and invaluable service in the field of criminal defense
  • Awarded Citation of Honor in 2009, by President of the Borough of Queens, Hon. Helen M. Marshall, for outstanding leadership and work in the area of criminal defense

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40 Fulton Street17th Floor New York, NY 10038


  • 212-349-9003

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