McLaughlin & Stern, LLP is pleased to announce that Michael F. Armstrong has joined our firm as Of Counsel.
Mr. Armstrong served as Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he was Chief of the Securities Fraud unit, then as Chief Counsel to the "Knapp Commission", investigating corruption in the New York City Police Department. He also served as District Attorney in Queens County and counsel to the New York Urban League. Mr. Armstrong also served on a panel that oversaw the NYPD re-investigation of the 1989 Central Park jogger case and reported its findings to the Police Commissioner. In his private criminal practice, Mr. Armstrong has served as defense counsel and has also conducted company investigations in many high-profile cases, including investigations on behalf of the Audit Committee of Warner Communications, Inc., the Board of the American Broadcasting Company and the Board of Texaco, Inc. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Armstrong was a partner at Lankler, Carragher and Horwitz, LLP.
Mr. Armstrong is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He served for 30 years as Counsel to the New York Urban League and has served on the Board of Directors for the New York Legal Aid Society and as a member of the Federal Legislation and the Drug Law Evaluation Committees of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Mr. Armstrong is named one of the "Best Business Litigation Lawyers in America" by The Best Lawyers in America, a referral guide based on peer reviews. He has received the Norman S. Ostrow Award of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, the Robert M. Morgenthau Award of the Police Athletic League and the Whitney North Seymour Award of the Federal Bar Council.