A graduate of Cornell University and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (cum laude), where he was an editor of the Cardozo Law Review, Attorney Harlan Protass has – for more than 20 years – sought to protect the rights and interests of those who have been charged with crimes, come under regulatory scrutiny or otherwise had contact with the government.
With a deep reservoir of experience helping individuals and businesses entities defend themselves from all manner of criminal, regulatory and civil matters, Harlan Protass has the ability to successfully help clients navigate difficult circumstances and resolve challenging problems, from minor misdemeanors to the most serious of felonies in both state and federal court. He is proud to be a trusted counselor and advisor to every client he serves.
Harlan is a member of numerous national and local bar associations, serving as a member of the Practitioners Advisory Group to the United States Sentencing Commission and on the Board of the New York Criminal Bar Association. He is also a former co-chair of the Criminal Law Group of the UJA-Federation of New York. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he teaches a course on the United States Sentencing Guidelines. Harlan has published widely on current issues in criminal law and sentencing, and is a contributor to publications including the Wall Street Journal, Slate, CNN, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, the National Law Journal and the New York Law Journal. Having published more than 25 articles, Harlan is well-regarded for his written advocacy, proficiency and views.