ILENE JAROSLAW

About

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.

Representative Matters
  • Representing a bank president in DOJ criminal investigation.
  • Representing a hedge fund managing director in E.D.N.Y. criminal investigation.
  • Represented a large university in internal and E.D.N.Y. criminal investigations.
  • Spearheaded an internal investigation into a global NYSE-listed financial institution.
  • Represented International Cards Company, Ltd., a foreign issuer and acquirer, in a trial resulting in a multimillion-dollar jury verdict against MasterCard.
  • Represented a CEO in SEC enforcement litigation and S.D.N.Y. criminal prosecution.
  • Represented Kohl’s, a NYSE-listed corporation, in business litigation in state court.
  • Represented Silicon Valley tech company GetInsured.com in contract litigation in state court.
  • Represented Silicon Valley tech company Medweb and obtained temporary restraining order against competitor.
  • Obtained declination of prosecution for an athlete under investigation in E.D.N.Y.
  • Represented physicians and medical facilities in federal and state courts in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Tennessee, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and in the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Investigated and prosecuted cases involving complex corporate and financial fraud, including securities fraud, accounting fraud, commodities fraud, insider trading, FCPA, Ponzi schemes, money laundering, bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, tax fraud, health care fraud, credit card fraud, and corruption.
  • Investigated and prosecuted cases involving murder in aid of racketeering, narcotics trafficking, counterfeiting, firearms trafficking, armed bank robbery, postal theft, identity theft, maritime violations, labor violations, and environmental crimes.
Recognition
  • Selected to Law360’s 2018 White Collar Editorial Advisory Board
  • Received the Charles E. Rose Award for Outstanding Service as an AUSA from the Eastern District Association
  • Received the Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an AUSA from the DOJ
  • Received the Prosecutor of the Year Award from the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation

Leadership
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association: Development Committee Member
  • New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Women in the Legal Profession – White Collar Crime Subcommittee
  • American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section: Women in White Collar Subcommittee Member
  • Judges & Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert: Advisory Board
  • Lawyers Council of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York: Advisory Board

Education

Harvard College (A.B. 1984)

  •  cum laude

Georgetown University (J.D., M.S.F.S, 1988)

  • magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Associate Editor, Georgetown Law Journal

 

Admissions

  • New York State
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Activities

  • Federal Bar Council
  • Eastern District Association
  • American Bar Association – White Collar Crime Committee
  • New York City Bar Association – Criminal Advocacy Committee

 

 

Related News & Articles

Nine Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney Attorneys Named to 2018 New York Super Lawyers List

Profiles in Diversity Journal Names Helene Hechtkopf and Ilene Jaroslaw to 2018 Women Worth Watching List

Nine Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney Attorneys Honored as Super Lawyers

Further highlighting Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP’s longstanding reputation as a litigation powerhouse, Super Lawyers today announced that it has tapped nine of the firm’s partners and counsel as 2017 Super Lawyers. Many of those recognized have received multiple Super Lawyer awards acknowledging their consistent dedication to client service and to furthering the profession.

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Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney secures FELA win for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney secures FELA win for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. U.S. District Judge John Keenan in the Southern District of New York decides in favor of the MTA and dismisses negligence claim filed by an MTA police officer against the railroad.

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Nine Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney Lawyers Selected to 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers®

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP is pleased to announce that nine of the firm’s attorneys were selected for 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers® lists.  Partners Laura B. Hoguet, Dorothea W. Regal, John J. Kenney, and Richard M. Reice have been named as Super Lawyers in the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers® Magazine.  Ms. Hoguet and Mr. Kenney have been recognized in the area of Business Litigation.  Ms. Regal has been recognized in the area of Insurance Coverage.  Mr. Reice has been recognized in the area of Employment & Labor.  These attorneys are among an elite group of New York attorneys to receive this honor, which is awarded to no more than 5 percent of lawyers in the State.

In addition, partners Joshua Blosveren, Andrew N. Bourne, Damian R. Cavaleri and Helene R. Hechtkopf, and counsel Marc Aaron Melzer, were named to the 2016 New York Metro Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers® Magazine.  Mr. Blosveren and Mr. Bourne have been recognized in the area of Insurance Coverage.  Mr. Cavaleri has been recognized in the area of Business Litigation.  Ms. Hechtkopf has been recognized in the area of General Litigation.  Mr. Melzer has been recognized in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation.  “Rising Stars” recognizes top up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing 10 or fewer years, and is awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the State.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.  The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Helene Hechtkopf Publishes Article in Law360

Partner Helene Hechtkopf published a piece on August 25, 2016 titled “Beyond Daubert: How to Exclude an Expert Witness” in Law360.  The article include many useful tips for practitioners on ways to prevent non-scientific expert witnesses from being allowed to testify at trial.

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney Wins Summary Judgment On Behalf of Investment Bank Client

As set forth in a December 15, 2015 order, we won summary judgment for investment bank/strategic advisory firm Marlin & Associates Holding LLC in an action to recover an investment banking fee and other contractual payments from telecommunications provider Perseus Telecom Limited. Marlin & Associates Holding v. Perseus Telecom Limited, Index No. 652498/2015 (New York County, Oing, J.).

The Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney team consisted of attorneys Joshua Rievman and Helene Hechtkopf.

Ira Lipton and Helene Hechtkopf Present at the APCO Atlantic Conference

Ira Lipton and Helene Hetchkopf presented about “What Public Safety Professionals Need to Know About Technology Contracts and Disputes” at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials’ (APCO) Atlantic Conference on October 27, 2015 in Burlington, Vermont.

Eight Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney Lawyers Selected to 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers®

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP is pleased to announce that eight of the firm’s attorneys were selected for 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers® lists.  Partners Laura B. HoguetDorothea W. RegalJohn J. Kenney, and Richard M. Reice have been named as Super Lawyers in the 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers® Magazine.  Ms. Hoguet has been recognized in the areas of Business Litigation and Employment and Labor.  Ms. Regal has been recognized in the areas of Insurance Coverage and Business Litigation.  Mr. Kenney has been recognized in the areas of Business Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar.  Mr. Reice has been recognized in the area of Employment and Labor.  These attorneys are among an elite group of New York attorneys to receive this honor, which is awarded to no more than 5 percent of lawyers in the State.

In addition, partners Andrew N. Bourne and Helene R. Hechtkopf, and associates Marc Aaron Melzer and Damian R. Cavaleri, were named to the 2015 New York Metro Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers® Magazine.  “Rising Stars” recognizes top up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing 10 or fewer years, and is awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the State.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.  The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney Names John Curley and Helene Hechtkopf as Partners

We are pleased to announce that John Curley and Helene Hechtkopf have become partners of the firm.

Mr. Curley’s practice includes complex business litigation and white collar enforcement proceedings.  Recent matters include defending individuals before FINRA and the SEC as well as representing an international bank in trade secrets litigation and a testing company in litigation arising from an explosion and fire at an oil refinery.  Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joanna Seybert, US. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, and before that he was a litigation associate at an international law firm.  He graduated summa cum laude from St. John’s University School of Law. 

E-mail- jcurley@hnrklaw.com

Ms. Hechtkopf’s practice involves a wide range of commercial and employment litigation, appellate litigation, and white collar criminal matters. She has represented individuals in investigations by FINRA and other regulatory agencies. She recently concluded a five-week bench trial in the Southern District of New York representing a state agency in a contract dispute with a large defense contractor.  Ms. Hechtkopf is admitted to practice in the State of New York, State of New Jersey, and the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.   She graduated cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and earned a B.A. with high distinction from the University of Virginia. 

E-mail- hhechtkopf@hnrklaw.com

Laura Hoguet, Dorothea Regal, John Kenney, Juan Skirrow, Marc Melzer, and Helene Hechtkopf named New York Superlawyers

Laura Hoguet, Dorothea Regal and John Kenney have been named as Superlawyers in this year’s New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine. Laura Hoguet has been recognized in the areas of Business Litigation and Employment & Labor. John Kenney has been recognized in the areas of Business Litigation and Criminal Defense: White Collar. Dorothea Regal has been recognized in the areas of Insurance Coverage and Business Litigation. Juan Skirrow , Marc Melzer, and Helene Hechtkopf have been named “rising stars”. The Superlawyer ranking is based upon peer nominations and evaluations, and independent third party research. The firm does not solicit or pay for the designation.