Elliot Felig served as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office from 1996- 2009. Under the direction of District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, Mr. Felig quickly established himself as a powerful, forceful, and effective advocate who was willing to take on even the most challenging cases, winning the overwhelming majority of cases he tried. In addition, he was a highly successful appellate attorney, handling over 30 appellate matters and also handling Habeas Corpus claims in federal court. As an appellate attorney, Mr. Felig argued regularly before the Appellate Division, winning the overwhelming majority of his arguments, and also appeared before the state’s highest court in Albany.
In recognition of Mr. Felig’s outstanding service, District Attorney Morgenthau designated Mr. Felig as Criminal Court Supervisor, where he supervised a staff of sixteen trial attorneys, overseeing the prosecution of thousands of cases. Later, Mr. Morgenthau appointed Mr. Felig to the office’s Homicide and Major Case Chart, a position in which Mr. Felig handled the most serious cases brought by the office. Mr. Felig also was selected to give Continuing Legal Education lectures, in which he offered training for both junior and senior prosecutors. In his thirteen years at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Felig was widely respected by judges, defense attorneys, and prosecutors for his forceful advocacy, his thorough preparation, his vigorous cross examinations, and his ability to win even the most challenging trials.
In addition to his work at the District Attorney’s office, and his related trial experience, Mr. Felig has experience in the financial services sector. Mr. Felig served as a Director at broker-dealer Cantor Fitzgerald, with a focus on Debt Capital Markets. In addition to holding an MBA, Mr. Felig also has held Series 7 and Series 63 licenses. Mr. Felig also has experience handling employment claims, having handled wrongful termination matters against some of the nation’s foremost companies.
Mr. Felig is perhaps best recognized for his frequent media appearances discussing legal issues in the news. He has made many appearances on Fox News Channel, and his work has appeared in the Financial Times, the Chicago Tribune, and other publications. In addition, Mr. Felig regularly lectures before student groups, and he has co-authored a study guide on criminal law which is sold at law schools around the country.