Mr. Brafman is the principal of Brafman & Associates, P.C. in Manhattan, which specializes in criminal law with an emphasis on white-collar criminal defense. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and in 1997 was selected by New York magazine as the "Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in New York." He was also the recipient of the Outstanding Private Criminal Defense Practitioner Award for 2005 from the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Brafman is a frequent lecturer and panelist on criminal defense issues. He lives on Long Island, New York, with his wife; they have two children and several grandchildren and are active in a wide range of charitable organizations.