“[The Senator's] fate in this trial…was sealed the moment the first witness, a special agent of the F.B.I…testified under cross-examination by Vinoo P. Varghese…that there were recordings …that federal prosecutors had not turned over to the defense.”

Mr. Varghese “represent[s] the next generation of dynamic, intelligent and civic minded New York bar leaders…[and] exhibit[s] the first-rate legal skills, keen judgment, creativity, and dedication that [has] made a lasting impression on [his] colleagues and clients.”

Vinoo Varghese frequently appears as a legal expert on CNN, CBS News, and Fox Business News, among other television networks. He has been rated as a New York Metro Super Lawyer and a Martindale AV Preeminent attorney in the white collar criminal defense arena for the past several years. Since 2014, he has acted as an alumni mentor to NYU College of Arts and Science students.

“The government chose to make a deal with the devil, a guy facing 4 ½ centuries in prison’ Mr. Varghese said, referring to [the] cooperating witness…who worked undercover hoping to reduce a potential sentence…”


Mr. Varghese “demonstrate[s] superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile.”

“[A] courageous attorney…Mr. Varghese…demonstrate[d] his concern for his client, the criminal defense bar and the federal and state Constitutions.”

Date Publication Article Download
July 21, 2018  

Trump says it's "inconceivable" that a lawyer would tape a client

July 12, 2018

NC town battles opioid epidemic by using robots to test people’s poop

April 12, 2018

"Transitions" to College and Beyond

 May           14, 2018 Vinoo Varghese (CAS ’96), Criminal Defense Attorney, on Why He Mentors NYU Students PDF
July 20, 2017 Why O.J. Simpson should still be killing time in prison PDF
September 27, 2016 Ex-aide testifies Christie laughed as Bridgegate was happening PDF
April 21, 2016 Leading the School: The 1901 Society PDF
November 18, 2015 Jury Clears Construction Biz Owner In Retrial On Tax Charges PDF
October 2, 2015 Question of Partial Verdict Raised by Dewey Judge
May 8, 2015 2nd Circ. OKs Rare Rule 33 Retrial Over Biz Tax Filings PDF
October 9, 2014 Winklevoss Twins Helped Thwart Scammer: Officials PDF
June 17, 2014 Mistrial is declared in the Malcolm Smith Trial PDF
June 16, 2014 2014 Rising Stars: Vinoo Varghese PDF
June 13, 2014 wall-street-journal Decision in Malcolm Smith Trial Expected Monday PDF
May 9, 2014 New York Law Journal Names Two BLS “Rising Stars” PDF
April 21, 2014 Top 100 Trial Lawyers: Vinoo Varghese PDF
December 17, 2013 US Attorney Targets Ex-Lawmakers Pensions PDF
December 10, 2013 Lawyer Claims D.A. Subpoena Could Impact Defense PDF
December 5, 2013 Smith, Halloran Fight To Dismiss Some Of The Corruption Charges Against Them PDF
September 17, 2013 New Rules Could Strip Pensions From Politicians Convicted of Corruption PDF
August 8, 2013 Dan Halloran seeks to have charges dismissed PDF
July 19, 2013 Defense eager to attack NYC ballot-line case PDF
March 25, 2013 Brother of a Fallen Hedge Fund King Pleads Not Guilty PDF
March 25, 2013 Rajaratnam’s Brother Arraigned PDF
February 28, 2013 New York Law Journal Presents: The White Collar Crime Landscape PDF
February 1, 2013 Minority Corporate Counsel Association: Diversity & the Bar – Profile of Vinoo Varghese PDF
December 4, 2012 Brooklyn Law School: NAPABA Names Rio Guerrero ’98 and Vinoo Varghese ’00 “Best Lawyers Under 40” PDF
November 20, 2012 Best Lawyers Under 40 Honor to Five AABANY Members PDF
November 19, 2012 NAPABA Presents Special Awards at 24th Annual Convention in Washington, D.C. PDF
Date Publication Article Download
October 26, 2012 Rajaratnam Team Urges Circuit to Suppress Wiretap Evidence  PDF
January 13, 2012    Guilty Plea in Hirst Fakes PDF

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