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