John “Rusty” Wing
John Rusty Wing graduated from Yale University in 1960 and the University of Chicago Law School in 1963 where he was an editor of the law review. From 1963 to 1966 he was an associate at the New York law firm of Sherman & Sterling. From 1966 to 1978 he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York where he was the Chief of the Fraud Unit from 1972 to 1978. From 1978 through 2005 Mr. Wing was a partner of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. On January 1, 2006 Mr. Wing joined Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP.
For more than 25 years Mr. Wing has been actively involved in criminal trial, pretrial and appellate work, representing clients charged with, or under investigation for, violations involving securities, tax, antitrust, labor, environmental, fraud, bribery, money laundering and RICO laws. Mr. Wing is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and past President and Director of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers. Mr. Wing was the recipient of the 2004 Norman S. Ostrow Award for excellence in criminal defense and in 1987 was featured in the magazine 7 Days, New York in the cover article entitled, “Court Room Killers: The Lawyers Other Lawyers Most Admire, Fear and Talk About.” For more than 20 years, he has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America and he routinely appears in Legal Media Group’s Guide to World’s Leading White Collar Lawyers, Chambers’ USA: Leading Lawyers for Business, Super Lawyers and other similar publications.
Mr. Wing has published and lectured extensively on jury trial work and criminal law topics and has taught trial advocacy courses at the Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, Fordham Law School, Cardozo Law School and the New York District Attorneys Trial Advocacy program. Mr. Wing has also served as a member of the Board of Editors of the Business Crimes Bulletin, the Advisory Committee on Litigation of the Practicing Law Institute and the Advisory Board of the BNA Criminal Practice Manual.
Mr. Wing’s publications include: the “Grand Jury Practice” chapter in the multi-volume treatise White Collar Crime: Business & Regulatory Offenses (Law Journal Seminars Press 1996); “Cross Examining Lawyers – And Other Professionals – in Criminal Cases”; “Curbing Conspiracy Charges: Effective Legal Arguments for White Collar Defendants”; “Prosecutorial Encroachment on Judicial Sentencing”; “A Viable Criminal Defense for Criminal Regulatory Violations, A Look at Recent Cases”; “War or Peace – Trial or Settlement of a Corporate Criminal Case”; “Grand Jury Practice”; “The Corporation and its Management as Criminal Defendants – The Investigatory Phase”; “Pretrial Jury Motions”; “Defending Criminal Insider Trading Cases”; “Defending Criminal Securities Cases in the Grand Jury”.