Lejla Hadzic is a litigator whose practice primarily involves commercial and insurance coverage litigation, employment law, and regulatory and internal investigations. Lejla advises and represents clients in all aspects of dispute resolution, including discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiations, and trials. Recent work includes complex commercial and insurance coverage arbitrations and investigations of fraud and securities law violations.
Prior to joining Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, Lejla was a Litigation and Dispute Resolution Associate at Clifford Chance LLP, where she was conducting investigations involving fraud, securities violations, economic sanctions laws, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She was also representing financial institutions in asset management disputes and advising clients on data privacy and data breach reporting.
Profiles in Diversity Journal Women Worth Watching List, 2021
Represents a manufacturer of agrochemical products in arbitration concerning insurance coverage in excess of $700 million brought in connection with settlements that resolved thousands of claims brought by farmers and grain distributors arising from the client’s sale of a product rejected by a foreign country.
Represents a manufacturer of agrochemical products in litigation concerning insurance coverage for defense costs and potential liabilities arising from numerous lawsuits alleging that client's product causes Parkinson's Disease.
Successfully represented an agrochemical company in arbitration involving attempt by sole competitor in $300 million product market to drive client out of the market on the claimed basis of alleged material breach of a license agreement; obtained ruling, following a multiweek arbitral hearing, that barred competitor from challenging product registration and commercialization.
Represented a major financial institution in an SEC enforcement action involving sales and purchases of American Depository Receipts (ADRs) of foreign issuers.
Conducted cross-border FCPA internal investigations on behalf of a major technology company, involving third party vendors, consultants, and distribution representatives in Latin America, Middle East and Asia.
Represented a major financial institution before multiple US authorities in an investigation of financial transactions implicating economic sanctions laws.
Conducted cross-border regulatory and internal investigations involving allegations of fraud and violations of consumer protection laws.
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- Bar of the State of New York
- Bar of the District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Yale University (B.A., with Distinction 2003)
Georgetown University (M.A., with Distinction)
- Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship
Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2013)
- Georgetown International Environment Law Review
- UNIDROIT- International Institute for the Unification of Private Law, Rome
- Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Turkish