International Criminal Law

International Criminal Law remains an embryonic field, existing primarily in The Hague. Nonetheless, with the creation of the ad hoc International Criminal Tribunals and the permanent International Criminal Court, domestic criminal defense has begun to evolve. More and more domestic courts have seen an increase in the reliance on treaties, both to support prosecutions and the defense. This is particularly evident when non-citizens are accused of crimes committed on United States soil, or when United States citizens are accused of crimes abroad, or accused of crimes here while they happen to be traveling abroad. Conflict of laws, extradition and deportation are consistent reminders of the expanding nature of criminal defense, as is the recent increase in prosecutions involving national security concerns – Mr. Bachrach is both well aware and well versed in the commingling of treaties and domestic criminal defense, and has proven success litigating these issues. Mr. Bachrach’s clients can be assured that their attorney is prepared for any challenges this new field may bring.

Legal Consultations

In additional to representing his own clients, Mr. Bachrach also assists other firms with their litigation needs. Mr. Bachrach is often consulted by other lawyers requesting his opinion on discrete legal issues, and drafts motions, briefs and sentencing memoranda for attorneys requesting his assistance.

The firm represents clients in New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn (Kings County), Queens and the Bronx, as well as Minnesota, Washington D.C. and Federal courts including the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, District of Vermont, District of Colorado, District of New Jersey, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.