Stanley Arkin

Stanley S. Arkin

Founding Member

sarkin@arkin-law.com
(212) 333-0208
(212) 333-2350

Stanley S. Arkin, a founding member of the firm, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received his A.B. (magna cum laude) from the University of Southern California in 1959 and his J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School in 1962. Mr. Arkin specializes in the defense of business crime cases and is one of the country’s leading trial and appellate advocates. Mr. Arkin represents clients worldwide on criminal and regulatory prosecutions and investigations, corporate internal investigations, and complex civil matters. Mr. Arkin has served as lead counsel on many of the most significant economic crime cases and complicated civil litigations. He also handles unique matters calling for the most sensitive and artful resolutions.

Among the cases in which Mr. Arkin acted as lead trial counsel is United States v. Chiarella, 445 U.S. 222 (1980), the first-ever federal criminal prosecution for insider trading. Mr. Arkin further obtained the sole acquittal in the well-known “Yuppie Five” prosecution.

In another landmark case, Mr. Arkin challenged the government’s effort to back out of a favorably negotiated settlement with the former head of a trading desk at a major investment bank, securing the court-ordered enforcement of his plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

More recently, Mr. Arkin represented an individual in United States v. Stein, et al., a tax shelter prosecution, obtaining dismissal of all claims based upon governmental interference with a company’s obligation to advance attorneys’ fees.

Mr. Arkin is Chairman of The Arkin Group, a private intelligence agency with domestic and international capacity for the access and collection of information and to effect operational ends. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has served on or chaired numerous committees in other professional organizations, such as the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Judicial Conference of the State of New York, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the New York County Lawyers Association.

Mr. Arkin is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a former adjunct professor at New York University Law School. He has authored numerous articles and he has written a regular column in the New York Law Journal on the topic of business crime. He is the lead author of Business Crime, a six-volume definitive text (Matthew Bender, 1981), and of The Prevention and Prosecution of Computer and High Technology Crime (Matthew Bender, 1988). From 1971-1972, Mr. Arkin served as the Special Prosecutor in Connection with 1970 Prison Riots for the New York City Department of Corrections.

Education
Harvard Law School, J.D. Cum Laude – 1962

University of Southern California, A.B. Cum Laude – 1959
Bar Admissions
New York State

State of California

District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Supreme Court of the United States
Memberships
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

American Bar Association

New York County Lawyers Association

Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Federal Bar Council

New York State Bar Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

New York Council of Defense Lawyers

Council on Foreign Relations
Publications
Stanley S. Arkin and Lisa C. Solbakken, “FINRA’s Hunt for Insider Trading Cases in Illiquid Markets,” Business Crimes Bulletin (January 2016)

Stanley S. Arkin and Lisa C. Solbakken, “The Settlement Privilege and the Threat of Legal Action,” Business Crimes Bulletin (September 2014)

Stanley S. Arkin and Robert C. Angelillo, “Should the United States Be Doing This? The Straub Decision Raises the Specter of Claims of U.S. Jurisdictional Overreach,” Business Crime Bulletin (November 2013)

Stanley S. Arkin, “Essentially Life Sentences for Commercial Crimes in the U.S.,” New York Law Journal (June 18, 2007)

Stanley S. Arkin, “Sour Spot: No Magisterial Review in the Accusatory Process,” New York Law Journal (May 3, 2007)

Stanley S. Arkin, “Another View: Corporate Cooperation Taken to New Lows,” Business Crime (April 2006)

Stanley S. Arkin, “Coerced Cooperation Policy Threatens Employee Rights,” New York Law Journal (May 11, 2005)

Stanley S. Arkin, “Attacking Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product,” New York Law Journal (May 4, 2004)

Stanley S. Arkin, “Document Destruction Under Sarbanes-Oxley,” New York Law Journal (September 15, 2003)

Stanley S. Arkin, “Potential Misuse of Weapons in War on Corporate Malfeasance,” New York Law Journal (May 12, 2003)

Stanley S. Arkin, “SEC Authority to Temporarily Freeze Assets Under Sarbanes-Oxley,” New York Law Journal (February 25, 2003)

Stanley S. Arkin, “Corporate Responsibility Legislation: Conflicts, Uncertainties, New York Law Journal (August 8, 2002)

Stanley S. Arkin, “Securities Fraud Criminal Liability and Accountant-Standards,” New York Law Journal (April 30, 2002)

Stanley S. Arkin, “Misuse and Misappropriation of Electronically Stored Information,” New York Law Journal (July 23, 2001