Ira, nicknamed Ike, is a lawyer and partner at New York City’s Mintz & Gold. According to his bio, his specialties include civil litigation, white-collar criminal defense, FINRA defense, internal investigations, and corporate governance.
Earlier in his career, Ira worked as an Assistant United States Attorney, the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York and the Director of the Securities & Exchange Commission’s New York office.
Ira’s most infamous client, arguably, was Bernie Madoff, the financier whose fraud cost a total of $64.8 in losses, according to The New York Times. The Times profiled Sorkin in 2009, days before Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 federal felonies.
“To preserve a system that can protect the people who didn’t do bad things, you have to represent people who did do bad things,” Ira told the newspaper at the time. “That’s the role we play.”
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