NEW YORK CITY (March 31, 2022) — Kostelanetz & Fink partner Caroline Rule has been elected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), an invitation-only trial lawyer honor society.
The LCA’s Fellows are selected and invited to join the society “after being evaluated for effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation.” Membership in LCA is limited to 3,500 Fellows, a number that represents less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.
According to LCA, the selection process combines internal research, nominations by other Fellows, input from active and retired judges, reviews of acknowledgement and recognition by other peer reviewing sources and associations, among other things. The selection of Fellows recognizes “excellence among American litigation and trial counsel across all segments of the bar,” LCA states.
Partners Sharon L. McCarthy and Claude M. Millman are also Fellows of the LCA.
Over the course of her 28-year career, Ms. Rule has successfully helped individual and corporate clients defeat allegations of fraud in order to preserve their reputations and, in the case of individuals, their careers. Her winning record includes cases involving alleged tax fraud, tax evasion, failure to file tax returns and related forms, bank fraud, money laundering, and other white-collar controversies. Ms. Rule has achieved outstanding results for individuals and corporations under investigation by governmental and regulatory agencies, and prosecutors’ offices in New York and around the country. She also successfully represents clients in complex civil tax matters, including sensitive audits by the IRS and state tax authorities, failure to report offshore assets, abatement of penalties, and residency issues.
Ms. Rule is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Tax Crimes, Criminal Litigation Committee, ABA Litigation Section. She also is an active member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers; the Criminal Advocacy Committee and the Mass Incarceration Task Force of the New York City Bar Association; and the Federal Bar Council Committee on Sentencing Reform and Alternatives to Incarceration. She is also a Master of the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court.