JaneAnne Murray is a skilled and aggressive advocate with over fifteen years of experience representing clients in complex criminal, regulatory and civil matters. She has defended individuals in many sensitive and high-profile investigations and proceedings, and has tried over twenty jury trials as lead counsel. She has handled major matters involving all aspects of white collar crime, including allegations of securities, accounting and bank fraud, money laundering, RICO violations, computer and Internet-related crimes, tax offenses, and embezzlement.
Ms. Murray brings impressive advocacy and negotiating skills to all stages of a criminal proceeding. On numerous occasions, through meticulous investigation, marshaling of the facts and presentation of mitigating circumstances, she has successfully persuaded prosecutors to refrain from indicting her clients, to dismiss pending charges or to offer very favorable plea bargains. In trial cases, she has creatively and vigorously litigated discovery, suppression, dismissal and evidentiary motions, tirelessly investigated defenses, and won a substantial number of acquittals. At sentencing, she has frequently challenged sentencing guideline calculations with success and, hiring mitigation specialists where appropriate, she has achieved a substantial number of sentences below the applicable sentencing guideline.
In addition to her work in criminal cases, Ms. Murray has represented whistleblowers, witnesses and targets before a variety of investigative bodies, including the U.S. Congress, the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, the New York Attorney General’s Office and the New York State Tax Department. She has also counseled individual and corporate clients with regard to internal corporate investigations.