In the wake of former President Donald Trump’s indictment in the Stormy Daniels hush money case, all eyes are on the legal team that has been defending him during the investigation.
Who is Susan Necheles?
Susan Necheles, a prominent New York criminal defense attorney, has been a key figure in some of the most high-profile white-collar criminal cases in recent history. She has a reputation for being a tough and tenacious litigator, with a track record of achieving favorable outcomes for her clients.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Necheles earned her law degree from New York University School of Law. She began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, where she honed her skills as a trial attorney. In 1989, she joined the prestigious law firm of Hafetz Necheles & Rocco, where she has been a partner for over three decades.
Statement from Donald Trump's criminal defense lawyers Susan Necheles (pictured at Trump Org trial) and Joseph Tacopina: "President Trump has been indicted. He did not commit any crime. We will vigorously fight this this political prosecution in Court." pic.twitter.com/lS2wntYRZp
— JOSH RUSSELL (@jruss_jruss) March 30, 2023
Necheles has represented a wide range of clients, from corporate executives and politicians to celebrities and professional athletes. She has been involved in some of the most high-profile white-collar criminal cases of the past few decades, including the Enron scandal, the FIFA corruption case, and the trial of former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski.
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But it was Necheles’ role in defending Trump during the Stormy Daniels hush money case that brought her into the national spotlight. Necheles was part of the legal team that represented Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, who was charged with campaign finance violations related to the hush money payments.
Necheles’ legal strategy during the case focused on discrediting Cohen’s credibility as a witness, arguing that he was a liar who could not be trusted. The strategy proved successful, with Cohen eventually pleading guilty and receiving a three-year prison sentence, but not before implicating Trump in the scheme.
Despite the outcome of the case, Necheles’ performance was widely praised, with many legal experts lauding her tenacity and sharp legal mind. Some have even suggested that she could be a potential candidate for a high-ranking position in the Justice Department under the Biden administration.
Necheles’ success as a criminal defense attorney is not only due to her legal acumen, but also her commitment to her clients. She has been known to work tirelessly on behalf of her clients, often sacrificing her own personal time and resources to ensure their success.
An official statement from Trump's lawyers:
"President Trump has been indicted. He did not commit any crime. We will vigorously fight this this political prosecution in Court."
-Trump attorneys, Susan Necheles & Joseph Tacopinahttps://t.co/MrdKKcblj3
— Greg Walters (@thegregwalters) March 30, 2023
But Necheles’ success has not come without controversy. In some circles, she has been criticized for representing clients accused of white-collar crimes, with some suggesting that her work perpetuates a culture of impunity among the wealthy and powerful.
Necheles, however, has defended her work, arguing that everyone is entitled to a robust defense and that her job is to ensure that her clients receive a fair trial.
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