Abdulrahman’s US Legal Team

Abdulrahman had the option between the federal defenders or private lawyers. Ultimately the Judge rejected Abdulrahman’s choice of private counsel and enforced the representation of the federal defender  (and eventually co-counsel with private lawyers which did not benefit Abdulrahman’s defence).

Andrew J. Frisch

Andrew J. Frisch

Attorney for Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy

    • From 2006 to 2008, headed the white collar crime practice of a national law firm
    • From 1995 to 2006, served the United States Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York, appointed Senior Litigation Counsel in the Office’s Business and Securities Frauds and Public Integrity Units and attorney-in-charge of the Office’s criminal environmental practice
    • Detailed to United States Senate Judiciary Committee’s Minority Counsel during hearings into White House campaign fund-raising and nuclear scientist’s espionage
    • Member, New York Council of Defense Lawyers
    • Awarded by the United States Department of Justice for Superior Performance by a Federal Prosecutor
    • Awarded the Charles E. Rose Award by the Eastern District of New York Association

    One Penn Plaze
    53rd Floor, New York, NY 10119
    T: (212) 285-8000
    F: (646) 304-0352

    E: info@andrewfrisch.com

    Jason D. Wright

    Jason D. Wright

    Attorney for Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy


    Since entering private practice in 2015, Jason Wright has handled high-profile matters across several practice areas and industries from defending the Chief Financial Officer of Dewey & LeBoeuf in a four-month white collar trial, to handling government investigations, homeland and national security law, civil and appellate litigation, and public international law matters for multi-national corporations, defense and intelligence contractors, foreign officials, high net-worth clients, and a foreign government.

    Prior to entering private practice, Wright served the federal government for ten years.  From 2005 to 2014, Wright was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG).  As a JAG, Wright achieved success in national security law, international law, and criminal defense with tours in Europe, Iraq, and Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

    Read Jason’s full bio HERE.

    40 Fulton Street
    23rd Floor
    New York, NY 10038

    T: 212-693-4892
    F: 917-677-8577

    E: jwright@jasonwrightesq.com

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    "What makes this story even more disturbing is that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) knowingly participated in this sting with the FBI. They unlawfully obtained Abdulrahman’s medical records that described his mental health vulnerabilities and provided them to the FBI to better manipulate this damaged youth.

    This raises serious human rights concerns of discriminatory investigations, targeting vulnerable youths such as Abdulrahman, who had no previous history of violence or criminality, until drawn in by a U.S. government actively involved in developing the plot, persuading and pressuring the target to participate."

    Dennis Edney

    Canadian Defence lawyer