From Television Screens to the Court Room

From Television Screens to the Court Room

Douglas T. Burns and Randy Scott Zelin Team Up for Legal Success  

By Elizabeth Darwen.

After years of providing expert commentary and insight on high profile court cases, Douglas T. Burns and Randy Scott Zelin began working together professionally off screen to collaborate on high profile business crime and fraud cases.

Burns and Zelin are highly sought after legal commentators regularly appearing on Television and Radio networks such as Fox News, CNN, CBS, WPIX11, 20/20, HLN, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, WOR weekly and are frequently quoted in leading newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.

Prior to establishing his own firm, Douglas T. Burns was a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York for nine years and then served as the Deputy Chief of the Long Island (Criminal) Division. Afterwards, he joined the private sector and established Douglas T. Burns, ESQ., where he specializes in the White Collar criminal defense practice and complex litigation. His practice areas include white collar defense, SEC enforcement (insider trading and securities fraud), federal criminal taxation, regulatory and administrative law, and federal and state trials and appeals. Burns has tried numerous cases in the federal courts, numerous criminal cases in the state courts and has briefed and presented more than twenty five appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, both as a lawyer for the government and as defense counsel.

Randy Scott Zelin is a leading white collar criminal defense attorney, who has been named a New York Super Lawyer in consecutive years from 2011 through 2015, with over twenty five years of experience defending individual and corporate clients in both State and Federal Courts across the country. A former prosecutor, Zelin has represented many forms of business organizations, boards of directors, special committees, professionals and individuals in all aspects of complex criminal, regulatory, self-regulatory and civil matters, including, frauds related to securities, banking, tax, customs, and bankruptcy and insurance to name a few. Zelin is a true trial lawyer, having built his career trying complex fraud and business crime cases, and using that trial experience to whenever possible, keep clients out of the courtroom.

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Photo: Douglas T. Burns, Randy Scott Zelin ©

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