Robert J. Anello L'80
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Robert J. Anello L'80

Robert AnelloROBERT J. ANELLO graduated from the College of Law in 1980. He is a Principal in the law firm of Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer, P.C., in New York City. Mr. Anello has litigated in the federal and state courts for more than twenty-seven years, and his practice includes white-collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation, and internal corporate investigations and reviews. His white-collar practice involves representing defendants charged with a wide range of business crimes, regulatory and tax violations and civil frauds. His clients include individuals and institutions such as law firms, accounting firms, banks and brokerage firms. In addition to his practice as a trial and appellate lawyer, Mr. Anello specializes in pretrial representation, internal investigations and representation of professionals before ethics and licensing boards. He has acted as independent, outside counsel to Deloitte & Touche, LLP and Morgan Stanley in connection with those firms’ participation in SEC Look-Back Programs.
Mr. Anello was recently named the President-elect of the Federal Bar Council (FBC). In connection with his work as a member and Trustee of the FBC, Mr. Anello recently created the Special Committee on Prison Reform and Alternative Sentencing, which investigates America’s prisons and is working on a proposal to President Obama and the Department of Justice which will suggest various improvements in sentencing, prison conditions and post-discharge assistance. He is also the chair of the Audit Committee for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the past chair of the Committee on Professional Responsibility. He has been a member of the Association’s Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics as well as a member of the Association’s Audit Committee. Mr. Anello is a member of numerous bar associations including the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, the Securities Industry Association, the American Bar Association’s Forfeiture Section and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. Mr. Anello has been a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Southern District of New York for twenty years.
In addition, Mr. Anello has been elected to the Fellows of the New York City and New York State Bar Foundation, is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Organ Donor Network.
Mr. Anello is an author of the New York Law Journal’s regular column on White Collar Crime, and is a frequent contributor to numerous other publications and a speaker on topics in the area of white-collar criminal law, securities law, professional ethics and trial practice. His law review publications include: “Preserving the Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege: Here and Abroad,” 27 Penn State International Law Review, Vol. 27, 291 2008; “Evolving Roles in Federal Sentencing: The Post-Booker/Fanfan World,” 2005 Fed. Cts. L. Rev.; “Sarbanes-Oxley’s Wake Up Call to Attorneys,” 22 Penn State International Law Review, Vol. 4, 545 2004; “Justice Under Attack: The Federal Government’s Assault on the Attorney-Client Privilege,” 1 Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal, Vol. 1, 203 2001; and “The Constitutionality of Conditions of Pretrial Detention: The Government’s Burden,” 5 New England Journal on Prison Law, Vol. 2, 1979.

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Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer, P.C.
The New York Law Journal
The American College of Trial Lawyers
Federal Bar Council
American Bar Foundation
New York Organ Donor Network
Association of the Bar of the City of New York

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