Founding member, Liz Crotty, has a varied legal career having extensive experience in both criminal law and complex civil litigation. Liz Crotty began her career at the New York County District Attorney's Office under Robert M. Morgenthau where she served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Trial Division. In that capacity, Ms. Crotty handled the entire spectrum of crimes. Whether the offenses were "street crimes" such as assault, drug sales and weapons possession or more sophisticated crimes including falsifying business records, identity theft and money laundering, Ms. Crotty had tremendous success investigating these matters and conducting hearings and trials. While far from an exhaustive list of the offenses Ms. Crotty prosecuted, the cases she handled included the white collar crimes of scheme to defraud, forgery and grand larceny to violent offenses including burglary, kidnapping and attempted murder.
After serving over four years in the Trial Division, Ms. Crotty continued her training and expanded her legal skills by moving to the Investigation Division of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. For two years, Ms. Crotty prosecuted cases as a member of the Special Prosecutions Bureau. While there, Ms. Crotty handled and supervised complex white-collar cases that were not merely perpetrated locally, but on a national and international level. Notably, Ms. Crotty worked on a complex international investigation involving an international organization, banks and foreign governments.
Upon leaving the Manhattan District Attorney's Office Ms. Crotty worked at a well known boutique civil practice for over two years. While there, Ms. Crotty honed her investigatory and litigation skills further while working on complex international litigation. At the firm she handled both State and Federal matters, regarding aviation litigation, wrongful death, negligence and product liability. Specifically, Ms. Crotty worked on cases involving foreign banks, governments, charities, airlines, municipalities, and large corporations. In some instances, these resulted in settlements in excess of a million dollars.
Ms. Crotty is admitted to New York State Courts, the Southern and Eastern Districts. Additionally, she serves on the International Human Rights Committee at the Association of the City Bar and belongs to the Federal Bar Council.