A wide range of Ira Lee Sorkin's peers in the white-collar and securities bars describe him as an outsized personality who is effective because he is so likable. One attorney says Sorkin is "very gregarious and good-natured," but has "the residual toughness necessary in a criminal defense lawyer." That toughness will come in handy as he faces the challenging task of representing one of the most hated men in America: Bernard L. Madoff, who is accused of ripping off hundreds of investors.
Madoff Attorney Uses Savvy and Likability to Protect a Despised Client
New York Law Journal
February 19, 2009