Ilene Jaroslaw brings more than two decades of experience as a federal prosecutor and civil rights litigator to her representation of corporations and individual executives in civil and criminal litigation. A member of Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney’s White Collar Defense & Government Investigations practice, she has particularly deep experience assisting clients with internal investigations, white-collar criminal defense, and high-value commercial and securities litigation. Having earned many high-profile victories over the course of her career, including before the U.S. Supreme Court, she remains proudest of the many potentially disruptive government investigations she has resolved for clients without liability, media attention, or other public disclosure.
Ilene came to HNRK from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where she prosecuted more than 30 federal cases to a jury verdict and argued more than 30 appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. As an Assistant United States Attorney, she investigated a wide range of financial crimes, including securities fraud, insider trading, violations of the FCPA, money laundering, and health care fraud. She also litigated health care-related matters throughout the U.S. court system for a leading not-for-profit advocacy organization, representing physicians and medical practices challenging unconstitutional state laws. She spent her early career as a litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
While an AUSA in the Eastern District of New York, Ilene served as Chief of the General Crimes Section, supervising more than 200 prosecutors during her tenure. She held several other leadership positions in that office, and hosted foreign delegations and responded to MLAT requests as the district’s International Assistance Coordinator. She was awarded both the Charles E. Rose Award for Outstanding Service by the Eastern District Association, and the Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an AUSA from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Ilene has served as a panelist on cross-border prosecutions at the ABA’s White Collar Crime Institute and as a speaker at the New York City Bar Association’s Criminal Advocacy Committee. She was recently named to Law360’s Editorial Advisory Board for White Collar Crime.
Harvard College (A.B. 1984)
Georgetown University (J.D., M.S.F.S, 1988)