Barry N. Covert is a nationally recognized litigator with over thirty years of experience representing defendants in complex litigation matters before federal and state courts.

Members of the legal community often refer cases to Mr. Covert for matters that involve White-Collar Criminal Defense, Violent Crime Defense, Zoning and Land Use Litigation, Professional Misconduct, Constitutional Law, Commercial Litigation, Cyber-Crimes, Title IX, Qui Tam Act, and Scientific Misconduct.

Mr. Covert remains on the cutting edge of developments in each of the areas of law in which he practices. Due to his experience and knowledge in these highly complex and technical areas of law, Mr. Covert is often called upon by local and national media to provide comment on legal matters.

Through his blog, Mr. Covert hopes to provide readers with alerts on developments in the law, commentary on legal matters making headlines, and analysis of lessons learned in matters he has handled.

The following are examples of Mr. Covert’s extensive experience:

  • Represented defendants in a wide spectrum of criminal matters including: white-collar charges, securities violations, drug conspiracies, Hobbs Act, homicides, and RICO matters
  • Represented defendants in Federal Court in complex criminal matters, including four federal death penalty eligible case
  • Defended clients in civil and criminal litigation matters in New York State and Federal Courts
  • Federal Court appearances, including the Southern District of New York, Western District of New York, and Eastern District of Virginia
  • State Court appearances, including New York, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia
  • Represented clients against various municipal governments in zoning and land use litigation matters including opposition to land use regulations, land use permitting, land development, land entitlement, rezoning, zoning law, zoning ordinances, and zoning variances
  • Represented professionals in licensing defense matters, including: attorneys, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, and physician assistants
  • Represented research scientists accused of scientific misconduct; has represented numerous professional clients relating to licensing issues and defended a prominent research scientist against allegations of scientific fraud and misconduct involving several federally funded research projects involving the Office of Research Integrity (ORI); handled scientific misconduct cases at dozens of institutions across the country, including Harvard Medical School,  UCLA, and State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Represented victims of childhood sexual abuse, including the representation of victims sexual abused by priest and matters involving the Catholic Church

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