Amanda Bassen


  • Amanda Bassen
  • Phone: +1 212 471 1832
    Fax: +1 212 202 6454

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    1540 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036-4086

Amanda Bassen practices in the area of litigation. Ms. Bassen has experience in matters involving securities fraud, healthcare fraud and white-collar criminal defense.

Ms. Bassen is a 2010 graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was a member of the Cardozo Public Law, Policy & Ethics Journal and the Criminal Defense Clinic, and is a graduate of Cornell University.


Areas of Practice

  • White-Collar Defense Litigation


  • New York
  • New Jersey


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Cornell University, B.S., 2005


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2016-present
  • The Law Offices of Andrew J. Frisch
    - Associate, 2013-2015
  • Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard P.A.
    - Associate, 2010-2013

Professional Activities

  • Federal Bar Council
    - Committee on Sentencing and Alternatives to Incarceration
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars, 2015-2018

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Advisory Board Member, GlamourGals

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • "Recent Developments Involving Insider Litigation in Bankruptcy," CLE Presentation, January 2013

Representative Matters

  • Represented former Chief Financial Officer of Dewey & LeBoeuf at criminal jury trial in New York Supreme Court, resulting in numerous acquittals, with the jury unable to reach a verdict on the remaining charges.
  • Obtained a sentence in federal court in Manhattan, on behalf of the former Director of Operations of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, of only 10 years in prison, with the last year to be served in home confinement; much less than the effective life sentence sought by the government.
  • Obtained sentence of time served for client extradited from Australia in connection with role in Silk Road website.
  • Represented individual accused of insurance fraud and theft by deception. Obtained suppression of non-custodial statement on unprecedented grounds in New Jersey.