Seth J. Zuckerman

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Seth J. Zuckerman honed his mastery of criminal defense by practicing on both sides of a criminal courtroom. A well-regarded former prosecutor, Mr. Zuckerman has nearly a decade of experience on the defense side, and has been recognized as a “Top 40 Under 40” Criminal Defense Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Zuckerman is a partner at ChaudhryLaw PLLC.

Mr. Zuckerman is a fearless, tireless, and zealous advocate for all clients facing investigation or criminal charges. Mr. Zuckerman represents clients in a wide variety of white-collar and traditional criminal defense matters in federal and state courts in New York and throughout the country. In addition to criminal matters, Mr. Zuckerman represents clients in parallel regulatory proceedings brought by the SEC and FINRA, as well as Title IX university misconduct proceedings.  A trusted lawyer in high stakes, high profile cases, Mr. Zuckerman’s matters routinely are the subject of media reports, including an episode on Dateline NBC.

Mr. Zuckerman is a former Senior Assistant District Attorney with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.  During his tenure at the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Zuckerman was the first of his class and youngest trial attorney to be promoted to Senior Assistant District Attorney.  While at the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Zuckerman prosecuted hundreds of major felony crimes from investigation through trial, including murder, attempted murder, vehicular homicide, robbery, burglary, assault, weapons possession, grand larceny, fraud, and sale/possession of narcotics.  Mr. Zuckerman successfully tried 15 cases to jury verdict and presented hundreds of cases to grand juries.

Mr. Zuckerman’s experience on both sides of the criminal justice system sets him apart and provides him a unique perspective in obtaining the best possible outcome for his clients.  Mr. Zuckerman has obtained countless favorable results for his clients through motion practice, successful negotiations, and, when necessary, trial.  Mr. Zuckerman is committed to building strong relationships with his clients which serves as a strong foundation for his advocacy on their behalf.  

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Zuckerman was Counsel at a prominent white-collar criminal defense boutique and Partner at an AMLAW 100 firm.

Mr. Zuckerman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and federal courts in the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York. He has also been admitted pro hac vice to handle matters throughout the country, including New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, Georgia, and California.

Mr. Zuckerman has also been recognized for his pro bono work and previously been named to the pro bono honor roll.  He recently represented an individual who, as a juvenile, was sentenced to life without parole; Mr. Zuckerman successfully secured this client’s release after 42 years in prison. 

Seth J. Zuckerman
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Practice Areas:
  • White collar defense
  • Criminal defense
  • Regulatory investigations
  • Title IX proceedings
  • University of Michigan, B.A.
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
  • State of New York
  • S.D.N.Y.
  • E.D.N.Y.
  • N.D.N.Y.
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