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Noah D. Genel

Noah D. Genel
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Noah D. Genel is an experienced litigator and the former Commissioner and Chair of the New York City Business Integrity Commission (BIC) - the agency charged with regulating and eliminating organized crime and other criminality from the commercial waste hauling industry and the public wholesale food markets in New York City. Having been in New York City service for more than 15 years - and with more than 20 years as an attorney - Noah specializes in complex criminal and civil litigation, and compliance and regulatory matters, and has broad experience in local government.

Prior to joining BIC, Noah was a Senior Investigative Counsel and Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office (DANY), serving approximately eight-and-a-half years under both the Hon. Robert M. Morgenthau and the Hon. Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Assigned to the Rackets and Special Prosecutions Bureaus, Noah's cases included those involving complex financial fraud, traditional organized crime, bribery of public officials, terrorism, and other matters. Prior to DANY, Noah worked in private practice at two law firms, representing clients in criminal and civil cases in federal and state courts, including matters involving the U.S. Department of Justice, local District Attorney's Offices, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other entities.

Noah was at BIC from March 2015 through December 2021, working in a number of roles, including First Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel. In April 2019, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Noah to be the Commissioner and Chair of BIC. During Noah's tenure, BIC worked closely with numerous federal, state and local partners on a broad range of criminal and regulatory investigations. Under Noah's leadership, BIC took action against a number of entities and individuals who failed to meet the standards required to operate in the regulated industries. These matters involved a host of issues, including bribery, theft, fraud, and associations with organized crime.

One of Noah's major policy initiatives was to improve safety in the commercial waste hauling industry - particularly traffic safety. His work was integral to the development and passage of a local law that expanded BIC's jurisdiction to include safety on the City's streets. This law gave BIC the authority to issue new safety rules covering all sectors of the commercial waste hauling industry in NYC. A major set of those rules became effective in August 2021 and has made a positive impact on the industry. Noah was also closely involved in the drafting of the law through which the City is converting to a zoned system for commercial waste collection. This new structure will drastically change the way commercial waste is collected in the City.

 

Areas Of Practice

  • Government compliance and regulatory defense
  • White collar criminal defense
  • Complex commercial and civil litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1998
  • Union College, Schenectady, NY
    • B.A. - 1993

Classes and Seminars

  • Panelist, Safety First – Understanding New York’s New Worker and Vehicle Safety Requirements, virtual Waste Expo 2021, September 2021, Commercial Waste Related
  • Speaker, Safety in the Trade Waste Industry, various waste hauling companies, February 2020 – December 2021 , Commercial Waste Related
  • Speaker, Safety in the Trade Waste Industry, NYC DCAS Fleet Event, October 2019, Commercial Waste Related
  • Co-presenter, How to Conduct a Criminal Investigation, Part I, November 2015, New York Law School
  • Co-presenter, How to Conduct a Criminal Investigation, Part II, February 2016, New York Law School
  • Co-keynote speaker, Investigating Organized Crime in the Construction Industry in NYC, October 2016, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Faculty member, trial advocacy program, April 2016, New York County District Attorney’s Office
  • Faculty member, questioning techniques training, NYC BIC, February 2016, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Faculty member, trial advocacy program, Hofstra Law School, August 2016, National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Past Employment Positions

  • New York City Business Integrity Commission, Commissioner and Chair (April 2019 – December 2021); First Deputy Commissioner; Deputy Commissioner of Legal Affairs; and General Counsel
  • New York County District Attorney’s Office, Senior Investigative Counsel and Assistant District Attorney
  • Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Anello, PC
  • Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP
Noah D. Genel

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