Former Assistant DA Leads New White Collar Criminal Defense Practice
White Plains, New York – (October 22, 2020) New York-based law firm Fullerton Beck LLP has expanded again – the second time in two months – with the addition of Robert “Bobby” Altchiler, of counsel in the firm’s White Plains, New York, office.
Altchiler, a former assistant district attorney in King’s County and legal commentator with Fox, Court TV, and Tru TV, will lead the firm’s new White Collar Criminal Defense & Investigations practice.
“This is an exciting time for Fullerton Beck,” shared Eileen Fullerton, managing partner. “Last month we welcomed five new partners to expand our medical malpractice group as well as other practices, and now we are thrilled to announce that Bobby has joined the firm, and with him comes a new White Collar Criminal Defense & Investigations practice.”
“Fullerton Beck is a special place,” shared Altchiler. “Launching a new practice in a firm with such an entrepreneurial culture is exciting. I look forward to forging new ground with the firm, as well as supporting the firm’s practices that require the kind of no-holds-bar trial experience I’ve had over the years and my extensive experience leading and conducting investigations.”
Altchiler has practiced law for more than 30 years, trying high-profile criminal cases and running investigations as a prosecutor before transitioning to private practice, where he represents individuals and businesses in white collar criminal matters.
Altchiler’s experience includes handling matters related to mortgage, securities, and tax fraud, money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, embezzlement, bank and wire fraud, theft of trade secrets, criminal copyright infringement, criminal anti-counterfeiting, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, International Traffic In Arms Regulations, racketeering, and circumvention of trade restrictions, among others.
Corporations, nursing homes and nonprofits retain him to conduct internal investigations related to employment and regulatory issues, as well as other alleged improprieties committed against them by employees or others.
Altchiler is as an adjunct law professor in trial advocacy at Pace University Law School, a position he has held since 1998. He earned his J.D. from George Washington University School of Law.
Altchiler is admitted to practice in New York and in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Connecticut.