Noam Biale represents individuals and entities in high-stakes criminal matters and commercial litigation. He is a tenacious trial lawyer and an experienced appellate advocate, having briefed and argued numerous appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Biale has consistently obtained favorable outcomes for clients in investigations and charges brought by the criminal and civil divisions of the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as District Attorneys’ offices throughout New York City. Mr. Biale’s representations have included insider trading and securities fraud, complex computer crimes, money laundering, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Travel Act, and RICO. He is a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Eastern District of New York and regularly represents indigent defendants by court appointment. Super Lawyers has recognized him as a Rising Star in the field of criminal defense since 2017.
Mr. Biale is also Sher Tremonte’s Pro Bono Coordinator, responsible for administering the firm’s substantial commitment to litigating on behalf of clients in the public interest. In that capacity, he has represented prisoners, asylum seekers, and refugees. He serves on the Second Circuit’s Pro Bono Panel, and in 2018, he argued and won Burns v. Martuscello, a groundbreaking case establishing the First Amendment right of prisoners to refuse to become informants for corrections officers. His work challenging the Trump Administration’s travel ban has been profiled in the Washington Post and AM New York. Mr. Biale is a member of the Federal Bar Council’s Public Service Committee.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Biale clerked for the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch on the Second Circuit and the Honorable Allyne R. Ross on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Biale graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Philosophy and received his J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden-Kern scholar and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Following law school, Mr. Biale was a fellow at the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, where he represented individuals on death row, successfully overturning several death sentences on appeal. He was on the legal team that won the landmark United States Supreme Court decision, Miller v. Alabama, which abolished mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles, and was a co-author of EJI’s report, Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror. Mr. Biale’s scholarship on federal habeas corpus law has appeared in the University of Cincinnati Law Review.
Mr. Biale is admitted to practice in New York State, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.