Robert Y. Altchiler serves as Of Counsel to Wolf Haldenstein. On behalf of the firm, his practice areas include White Collar Defense, Government and Corporate Investigations and Monitoring. Mr. Altchiler’ s expertise including defending clients and corporations in matters related to mortgage fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, embezzlement, bank and wire fraud, theft of trade secrets, criminal copyright infringement, criminal anti-counterfeiting, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR), racketeering, and circumvention of trade restrictions, among many others.

While serving as Of Counsel to Wolf Haldenstein, Mr. Altchiler is also the principle at Altchiler, LLC. Prior to joining Wolf Haldenstein, Mr. Altchiler served as a prosecutor where he was charged with managing murder, fraud and narcotic cases and wiretap and grand jury investigations involving money laundering and other financial crimes.


  • Conducts corporate investigations and, when appropriate, when the client instructs, refers the results to law enforcement for prosecution.
  • Conducts non-criminal investigations to uncover money allegedly being hidden by individuals, ascertaining the identities of individuals actually involved in corporate matters (when a client believes those identities are being concealed), and running undercover “sting” operations as part of civil and commercial litigation support.
  • Secured numerous dismissals of multiple count indictments including grand larceny, mortgage fraud, falsifying business records, bribery, conspiracy, embezzlement and witness tampering.
  • Secured Deferred Prosecution Agreements for individuals and companies accused of commercial bribery, tax fraud, grand larceny, falsifying business records and Bank Secrecy Act violations.
  • Secured non-criminal dispositions for allegations of tax fraud, grand larceny and falsifying business records.
  • Represented securities brokers in connection with a high-profile federal and state securities fraud investigation. As a result of an expeditious and aggressive approach to the government, and cooperation, the brokers avoided prosecution without further cooperation, proffer or other interaction.



Mr. Altchiler is an Adjunct Law Professor in Trial Advocacy at Pace University Law School.

Mr. Altchiler has also been a featured participant and lecturer at Cardozo Law School’s acclaimed Intensive Trial Advocacy Program in New York City, taught at Yale Law School and served as an instructor at the prestigious EATES Program at Stetson University Law School, a program designed to teach trial advocacy professors how to better teach their students. He also participated in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Harvard Teacher Training Program and the National Criminal Defense College.

Mr. Altchiler also provides legal commentary on such media outlets as Fox, Court TV, and Tru TV.


Mr. Altchiler served as a member of the Board of Directors and then on the Executive Board of the JCC and Chairman UJA EFC Allocations from January 2000 through January 2006.

Mr. Altchiler was also a Chairman and Co-Chair of the Committee designated to supervise and allocate resources among various charitable causes from January 2004 through January 2006.


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