- J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1989; Charles Evans Hughes Fellow; Research and Writing Editor, Human Rights Law Review
- B.A., magna cum laude, Amherst College, 1985
- New York State
- Southern District of
- Eastern District of
- State of California
- Northern District of California
- Selected by New York Super Lawyers for Criminal Defense
Susan Hoffinger is a member of Hoffinger Stern & Ross, LLP. Her practice focuses on white collar and other criminal defense, regulatory matters and internal company investigations, as well as civil litigation, both state and federal.
Recent criminal cases have included representing: construction supervisor acquitted after trial for charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in deaths of firemen at the Deutsche Bank building, a marketer/bidding agent in DOJ antitrust investigation of municipal bond industry, a real estate company controller in fraud investigation, an attorney charged in a multi-billion dollar tax shelter prosecution, a former trader in an accounting fraud investigation, an investment broker in a securities investigation, companies and executives in sales tax investigations, a company president in a money laundering and commercial bribery prosecution, a real estate company and CEO in a frauds investigation, a hedge fund manager charged with sexual abuse, individuals charged with DWI, attorneys under investigation for professional disciplinary matters, a sales executive in an internal company investigation into bid rigging, a bank compliance officer in an investigation of OFAC and Bank Security Act violations.
Recent civil cases have included representing: a company sued by underwriters for conversion and negligence, a public relations firm in contract disputes and employment matters, a principal in a real estate partnership suing partners for breach of contract and RICO, and various executives in employment matters and company investigations.
Prior Work Experience
Before joining Hoffinger Stern & Ross LLP, Ms. Hoffinger spent 8 years as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office, in the forfeiture bureau, trial division and frauds bureau.
In the forfeiture bureau, she prosecuted and tried asset forfeiture cases, involving large scale gambling enterprises, securities fraud, enterprise corruption and business crimes; in the trial division, she prosecuted and tried street crimes such as robbery, burglary, thefts, gun possession, DWI; in the frauds bureau, she investigated, prosecuted and tried complex white collar fraud cases, involving crimes such as larceny, embezzlement, falsifying business records, insurance fraud, money laundering, enterprise corruption, Martin Act violations and securities fraud.
Before joining the New York County District Attorney's Office, Ms. Hoffinger was associated with the firms of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati in California and Christy & Viener in New York, practicing general commercial, employment and securities litigation.
Ms. Hoffinger received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1989, where she was a Charles Evans Hughes Fellow and Research and Writing Editor of the Human Rights Law Review.
Ms. Hoffinger received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College in 1985.
Bar Admissions, Activities and Honors
Ms. Hoffinger is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as State of California, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
She is Chair of the Criminal Advocacy Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and a member of the Criminal Law Executive Council of UJA and the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section.
Ms. Hoffinger has been selected by New York "Super Lawyers" for excellence in criminal defense. She is also AV rated by Martindale Hubble.