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Elena Fast

Elena Fast

The Blanch Law Firm
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud...
  • District of New Jersey, Eastern District of New York, New Jersey, New York, Southern District of New York
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Summary

Elena Fast is a Junior Managing Partner at the Blanch Law Firm, responsible for overseeing business and legal operations of the firm. Prior to joining Blanch Law, Elena worked as a Felony Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York where she handled thousands of cases from arraignment to disposition.

During her six years at the District Attorney’s Office, Elena investigated and prosecuted a wide array of crimes. She has tried dozens of cases to verdict, ranging from misdemeanors to violent felonies. Elena has presented over 200 cases to the Grand Jury for murder, assault, kidnapping, home invasion, pattern robberies and burglaries, grand larceny, narcotics and firearm possession. Elena frequently worked with the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service on long-term investigations involving identity theft, schemes to defraud, bank fraud, insurance fraud, and possession of forged instruments and forgery devices.

As a Brooklyn prosecutor, Elena prosecuted several high profile cases. Notably, Elena handled the double homicide prosecution of Nikolai Rakossi, the “Russian Rambo.” It was the first case in New York history to proceed to trial in the Russian Federation due to lack of extradition. Elena worked in conjunction with the Department of Justice, the Tula Region Prosecutors Office and other Russian authorities on the transfer of prosecution to Russia, Rakossi’s apprehension and subsequent trial in the City of Tula. Rakossi was found guilty and received the maximum sentence of 19 years in a Russian prison camp.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • Health Care Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, Debit Cards
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly, Flat-fee and alternative billing arrangements.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of New Jersey
Eastern District of New York
New Jersey
New York
Southern District of New York
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Junior Managing Partner / Lawyer
The Blanch Law Firm
Current
Education
New York Law School
J.D. (2013) | Law
University of Massachusetts - Boston
B.S. (2009)
Awards
Top 40 Under 40 - Criminal Defense
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
New York State Bar # 5201736
Member
- Current
New Jersey State Bar
Member
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Legal commentary on the Harvey Weinstein case
ABC News Austrailia
Legal commentary on the Harvey Weinstein case "Harvey Weinstein accuser hopes for ‘justice’ as Hollywood mogul suffers legal setback" https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/world/2018/12/21/harvey-weinstein-legal-setback/ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-21/elena-fast-criminal-defence-attorney-unpacks-weinstein-case/10645266
Russian Television News
https://rtvi.com/broadcast/eto-sluchaetsya-vezde-kak-v-amerike-mozhno-zashchititsya-ot-travli/
Social Media
Contact & Map
The Blanch Law Firm, NYC
261 Madison Ave
12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
USA
Telephone: (212) 268-9700
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611 S. Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
USA
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