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Norman A.Bloch

New York

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Norman A.Bloch


Focus Areas

  • Representation of corporate executives and companies in FCPA and export controls investigations.
  • Representation of chemical company and chemical, advertising and shipping executives in antitrust price-fixing investigations.
  • Representation of a defendant in the Galleon SEC insider trading case.
  • Representation of construction firms in labor payoff and government procurement fraud cases.
  • Representation of a bank executive in a LIBOR fraud investigation.
  • Representation of board of directors of a publicly held bank holding company in internal investigations.
  • Representation of board of directors of publicly held company in backdated stock options cases.
  • Representation of former FBI special agents in state felony prosecutions.
  • Representation of importers in customs fraud cases.
  • Representation of a maritime broker in an international arms export case.
  • Representation of accountants and lawyers in fraud investigations.
  • “A Decade After the Milberg Weiss Scandal:  Does History Repeat Itself?” New York Law Journal, March 2021
  • “White House Due Process Memo Could Reform Enforcement,” Law360, September 2020.
  • “SEC’s Enforcement Focus on Pandemic-Related Misconduct,” Thompson Hine COVID-19 Update, May 2020
  • Co-author, “Justice Department Emphasizes Antitrust Enforcement Through Creation of Multi-Agency and Bid-Rigging Strike Force,” Thompson Hine Antitrust & Government Contracts Update, November 2019
  • “Yates Memo Revised to Provide DOJ Greater Flexibility in Corporate Investigations,” Thompson Hine White-Collar/FCPA Update, December 2018
  • “Recent FCPA Developments,” Thompson Hine White-Collar Update, October 2018
  • “DOJ Officials Signal Expansion of Voluntary Self-Disclosure Incentives Beyond the FCPA,” Thompson Hine White-Collar Update, March 2018
  • “U.S. Department of Justice Provides New FCPA Voluntary Self-Disclosure Incentives,” Thompson Hine White-Collar Update, December 2017
  • “The FCPA Pilot Program One Year Later: What Have We Learned?” Thompson Hine White-Collar Update, April 2017
  • “DOJ Launches FCPA Self-Disclosure Pilot Program,” Thompson Hine White-Collar Crime Update, April 2016
  • “Revisions to New York’s Proposed BitLicense Regulations,” Thompson Hine Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Update, February 2015
  • “New York Issues Digital Currency Transaction Tax Policy,” Thompson Hine Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Update, January 2015
  • “New York Proposes Issuing BitLicenses,” Thompson Hine Bitcoin & Cybercurrency Update, July 2014
  • “Court Clarifies Foreign Government ‘Instrumentality’ Under FCPA,” Thompson Hine FCPA/Antibribery Update, May 21, 2014
  • “SEC Issues Alert on Bitcoin Investments,” Thompson Hine Bitcoin & Cybercurrency Update, May 2014
  • “Second Circuit Further Defines ‘Honest Services,'” Thompson Hine White-Collar Criminal Practice, Internal Investigations & Government Enforcement Update, February 2014
  • “Bitcoin: A Primer,” Thompson Hine Cybercurrency Update, February 2014
  • Co-author, “Should The Prosecutor Be the Judge of a Defendant’s Cooperation?” New York Law Journal, February 1992
  • Co-author, “Can Lawyers Be Prosecuted for the Advice They Give?” New York Law Journal, July 1991
  • “Gagging Bankers: Grand Jury Nondisclosure Statutes and the First Amendment,” 107 Banking L.J. 441, September/October 1990
  • Comment, Roe v. Ingraham and the Right to Privacy, 50 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1149, 1975
  • Presenter, “White Collar Crime – Recent Developments and Emerging Risks Part II,” Thompson Hine Webinar Series, March 18, 2021
  • Presenter, “White Collar Crime – Recent Developments and Emerging Risks Part I,” Thompson Hine Webinar Series, February 18, 2021
  • Presenter, “Bitcoin 101, Understanding the Real Value,” Ohio, May 2015
  • Presenter, “What is Bitcoin and Why Should You Care?” Ohio; May 2014
  • Panel Participant, “Preparing Your Business to Accept Payments in Bitcoin” at INSIDE BITCOINS: the future of virtual currency; New York, New York, April 2014
  • Listed in The Legal 500 in Corporate Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense, 2021, 2022
  • AV® Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list, 2006 to 2023
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2010 to 2022 for Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Professional Activities

  • New York County District Attorney’s Office, Trial Advocacy Program, guest faculty member, 1991 to 2010, 2012 to 2018
  • Southern District of New York, Criminal Justice Act Panel, member, 1990 to 1992


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1977,
    cum laude

    research editor, Law Review</em>; Order of the Coif; Maurice Goodman Memorial Prize; John Norton Pomeroy Prize

  • Cornell University, B.A., 1974

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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