Personal Background

This blog is maintained and edited by Harlan J. Protass, a partner at Clayman & Rosenberg LLP ( in New York, NY. Mr. Protass has over fifteen years experience in the areas of criminal defense, enforcement proceedings and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Protass may be contacted directly at 212-922-1080 or

  • B.S., Cornell University (1988)
  • J.D. (cum laude), Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (Yeshiva University) (1995)
    Cardozo Law Review (1993-1995)
  • Adjunct Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
    (Seminar on Federal Sentencing)
  • Principal, Law Offices of Harlan J. Protass, PLLC (2008-2010)
    Special Counsel, O'Shea Partners LLP (2002-2008)
    Associate, Squadron Ellenoff Plesent & Sheinfeld LLP (1997-2002)
    Associate, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP (1995-1997)
  • Admissions: New York, United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Member, Criminal Law Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    Co-Chair, Executive Committee, UJA-Federation Criminal Law Group

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