Mr. Liston’s legal career has spanned more than 20 years in the public and private sectors, including five years as an Assistant District Attorney under Robert M Morgenthau in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and more than 15 years in private practice.
His areas of expertise include patent litigation, conducting internal investigations and advising and representing individuals and organisations concerning white-collar criminal, regulatory, and civil litigation matters. He has extensive experience advising and representing individuals, companies, and financial institutions seeking to mitigate criminal, regulatory, and reputational risk in the areas of money laundering, sanctions evasion, foreign corruption, and financial crimes. He also counsels clients regarding Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and US sanctions laws administered and enforced by Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
His practice includes complex civil litigation with a focus on intellectual property, fraud and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) claims, securities fraud, business and financial disputes, professional liability, and banking. He provides guidance to both litigation funders and potential clients regarding litigation funding as well as conducting due diligence re: potential funding investments. He also advises and represents individuals and institutions regarding land use, zoning, landmarks preservation, Constitutional, and Open Public Meetings Law issues. An experienced trial attorney, he has handled numerous trials and appeals in criminal and civil matters.
Mr. Liston was selected by New York Super Lawyers (2015-2018) as one of the ‘Top Attorneys’ in the field of White Collar Criminal Defense.