Reggie Schafer represents clients in U.S. and cross-border white collar criminal and regulatory matters, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation. He has extensive experience representing companies, boards of directors, and individuals in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), money laundering, securities fraud, accounting fraud, tax fraud, and other white collar matters. He regularly defends clients in matters involving the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), state attorneys general, and other government enforcement agencies. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for white collar criminal defense each year since 2014.
Prior to joining the firm, Reggie was an associate at Allen & Overy LLP and a law clerk to the Honorable Dora L. Irizarry of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Reggie is a graduate of New York University School of Law and earned his undergraduate degree from Pomona College.
Reggie Schafer represents clients in U.S. and cross-border white collar criminal and regulatory matters, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation. He has extensive experience…
New York University School of Law (J.D. 2008); Pomona College (B.A. 2002)
New York State; U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Activities and Affiliations
Membership Committee, Federal Bar Council
Member, New York City Bar Association
Member, The American Lawyer Young Lawyer Editorial Board
A Cohen & Gresser litigation team led by Mark S Cohen and Jonathan S Abernethy recently won a major victory in a high profile Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) case on behalf of client, Vanja Baros, a former investment analyst with hedge fund Och-Ziff (one of the world’s largest publicly traded hedge funds). In July, a federal court in New York dismissed the SEC’s entire complaint against Baros and his co-defendant, and the SEC recently declined to appeal the court’s decision, which is therefore final.
Global Investigations Review (GIR) has nominated Cohen & Gresser for its Most Important Court Case of the Year award for C&G’s major victory in a high profile FCPA case on behalf of a former investment analyst with international hedge fund Och-Ziff. A federal court in New York dismissed the SEC’s entire complaint against our client and his co-defendant, and the SEC declined to appeal. Mark S Cohen and Jonathan S Abernethy led the C&G team, which also included S Gale Dick, Colin C Bridge, and Reggie B Schafer.
Reggie B Schafer has been selected as a member of The American Lawyer’s inaugural Young Lawyer Editorial Board. The board is comprised of attorneys under 40 from diverse legal backgrounds who are the "up-and-coming leaders of the profession." Each month, the board members will share their perspective on the legal community with a topical article published by The American Lawyer.
C&G announces the promotion of Reggie B Schafer to counsel. His practice focuses on white collar defense, regulatory investigations, and complex commercial litigation.
A recent ruling in favor of Cohen & Gresser client Peter Black marked the end of one of the longest SEC's trials in history. AmLaw's Litigation Daily recognized this victory by naming Mark S Cohen as a "Litigator of the Week".
On Friday, May 30, 2014, a Cohen & Gresser trial team led by Mark S Cohen and Jonathan S Abernethy won a major trial victory on behalf of its client, Wynnefield Capital Inc. analyst Peter Black, in an insider trading case brought by the SEC.
Cohen & Gresser is defending an individual accused of participating in an insider trading scam in a long-standing case brought by the SEC. Law360 covered the beginning of the trial and Partner Mark S. Cohen’s opening statement.
This guide contains analysis and guidance on how IP laws are applied to the internet in different countries worldwide. Mr. Schafer co-authored the chapter which discussed IP laws specific to the United States.
Mark S Cohen and Muriel Goldberg-Darmon served as guest lecturers at the Université Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne for the 2017 fall semester. They taught a course titled “U.S. White Collar Criminal Law” to students in the Master 2 (JD equivalent) program. The course covered the fundamental principles of U.S. criminal law and a review of the key participants in white collar criminal practice. The course also covered substantive white collar issues, such as FCPA, banking, and finance-related issues. Jonathan S Abernethy and Christian R Everdell served as visiting lecturers. Reggie B Schafer served as the course’s teaching assistant.