Posted by Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. in News
Jun 12 2023
Last week, the attorneys and staff of Garrison Law, along with our families and friends, gathered to celebrate the retirement of our partner Ethan Levin-Epstein from his incredible career of more than 50 years.
Before joining the firm in 1991, Ethan spent 14 years as a federal and state prosecutor, culminating in his appointment as First Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Connecticut. Before that, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York (in Brooklyn) and as an Assistant District Attorney in the Rackets Bureau of the New York District Attorney’s Office (in Manhattan). He also served as a Legal Advisor to the Police Commissioner of the New York City Police Department.
In the criminal defense arena, Ethan masterfully tried cases and negotiated favorable dispositions for his clients in federal and state cases, resulting in outright declinations of criminal prosecution or agreements by prosecutors to defer criminal prosecution. In addition, he represented clients who were targets, subjects, and witnesses in federal grand jury and state investigations into such diverse allegations as mail and wire fraud, securities fraud, antitrust violations, health care fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, bribery, violation of the Hobbs Act (extortion under color of official right), Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO), false statements, perjury, obstruction of justice, violation of foreign export statutes, and conspiracy to commit these and numerous other offenses.
In his extensive work on behalf of employees, Ethan successfully negotiated numerous settlements for clients with claims for wrongful discharge; discrimination based on age, gender, pregnancy, disability and perceived disability, and sexual orientation; sexual harassment; and benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
Ethan is proud to say that his most fulfilling achievements include his years at the Garrison Law Firm, where clients and colleagues alike were treated with respect, empathy, and personal attention rarely seen elsewhere.
We at Garrison Law dearly miss seeing Ethan every day, but we know that he will not be a stranger, and we take solace in the time he will now have to spend with his beautiful family.