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Elena Fast

Elena Fast

The Blanch Law Firm
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud ...
  • District of New Jersey, Eastern District of New York, New Jersey, New York, Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of New York, Southern District of New York, Western District of New York
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Summary

Elena represents individuals and corporations charged with the most serious federal crimes including wire/ mail fraud, securities and bank fraud, money laundering, violations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), insurance fraud, federal tax violations, cybercrimes and narcotics and weapons trafficking. In state courts, Elena represents clients charged with financial crimes, attempted murder, sex crimes, child pornography, narcotics and weapons possession, and violent assaults.

Previously, Elena worked as a Felony Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York where she handled thousands of cases from arraignment to disposition. During her six years at the District Attorney’s Office, Elena investigated and prosecuted a wide array of crimes. She has tried dozens of cases to verdict, ranging from misdemeanors to violent felonies. As a Brooklyn prosecutor, Elena prosecuted several high profile cases. Notably, Elena worked on the double homicide prosecution of Nikolai Rakossi, the “Russian Rambo.”

Elena attended the night division of New York Law School and participated in Moot Court. During law school, Elena worked as an investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration. During her tenure with the Department of Labor, Elena investigated fraud, theft, and mismanagement of employer-sponsored healthcare and pension plans.

Elena graduated first in her class from the College of Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She completed part of her undergraduate coursework at Said Business School at the University of Oxford. Elena is fluent in Russian.

Elena is admitted to practice before the State Bar of New York, the State Bar of New Jersey, Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the following United States District Courts: SDNY, EDNY, NDNY, WDNY, DNJ and NDIL.

Education
New York Law School
J.D. (2013) | Law
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University of Massachusetts - Boston
B.S. (2009)
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Professional Experience
Managing Partner / Lawyer
The Blanch Law Firm
- Current
Assistant District Attorney
Kings County District Attorney's Office
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Speaking Engagements
Legal commentary on the Harvey Weinstein case
ABC News Austrailia
Legal commentary on the Harvey Weinstein case "Harvey Weinstein accuser hopes for ‘justice’ as Hollywood mogul suffers legal setback" https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/world/2018/12/21/harvey-weinstein-legal-setback/ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-21/elena-fast-criminal-defence-attorney-unpacks-weinstein-case/10645266
Russian Television News
https://rtvi.com/broadcast/eto-sluchaetsya-vezde-kak-v-amerike-mozhno-zashchititsya-ot-travli/
Awards
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Lawyers of Distinction
Lawyers of Distinction
America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Nation's Top 1%
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
New York City Criminal Bar Association
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Federal Bar Council
Member
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New York State Bar  # 5201736
Member
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New Jersey State Bar
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of New Jersey
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Eastern District of New York
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New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
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New York
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Northern District of Illinois
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Northern District of New York
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Southern District of New York
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Western District of New York
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3rd Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, Debit Cards
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly, Flat-fee and alternative billing arrangements.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law

    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes

  • White Collar Crime

  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud

  • DUI & DWI

  • Domestic Violence

    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Languages
  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Contact & Map
261 Madison Ave
12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: (212) 729-6082