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Jennifer is a partner in the Global Regulatory Enforcement Group in the New York office. Her practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, securities litigation, and internal investigations.


  • Tulane Law School, 2003, J.D., magna cum laude, Tulane Law Review; Tulane Moot Court Appellate Team; Tulane Law Women - President; Order of the Coif; General Maurice Hirsch Award for University and Community Service; James Cooke Johnson Scholarship
  • Yale University, 1998, M.S., Organic Chemistry
  • Vassar College, 1996, A.B., Chemistry

  • New York

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit

  •  Federal Bar Council
  • New York City Bar Association
    • Women in the Legal Profession Committee - White Collar Crime Subcommittee
  • New York Women’s Bar Association
    •  Ethics Committee

  • Honorable James J. Brady, U.S. District Court - Middle District of Louisiana, 1 January 2003 to 1 January 2004

Awards & Recognition

  • Super Lawyer, Criminal Defense: White Collar, New York Metro Area’s Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016, 2017 and 2018 
  • BTI Client All-Stars 2016
  • Rising Star, New York Metro Area’s Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013 and 2014

Notable Quotes

  • "No Violation ‘Too Small’ as SEC Sets Enforcement Record,", 11 October 2016