Ilene Jaroslaw brings decades of experience as a federal prosecutor and civil rights litigator to her representation of corporations and individual executives in all stages of civil and criminal litigation. A member of Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney’s White Collar Defense & Government Investigations and Commercial Litigation practices, 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 resolving potentially disruptive government investigations 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 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering, and health care fraud. She also litigated health care-related matters throughout the U.S. court system for a leading nonprofit advocacy organization, representing physicians and medical practices challenging restrictive state laws. She spent her early career as a litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
While an AUSA, Ilene served as chief of the General Crimes Section, supervising and training more than 200 prosecutors over the course of her tenure. Ilene held many other leadership positions in that office, including acting deputy chief of the Criminal Division, and she hosted multiple foreign delegations as the district’s international coordinator. Ilene was awarded the Charles E. Rose Award for Outstanding Service by the Eastern District Association, the Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an AUSA from the U.S. Department of Justice, and Prosecutor of the Year by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, as well as special recognition from numerous federal agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Ilene is a voting council member of the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association and has served as a panelist on cross-border prosecutions at the ABA’s White Collar Crime Institute. She serves as co-chair of the ABA Women in White Collar Committee and social media coordinator for the New York Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association.
Law360’s 2018 White Collar Editorial Advisory Board
Profiles in Diversity Journal's Woman Worth Watching 2018
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
American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Council Member
American Bar Association Women in White Collar Subcommittee Co-Chair
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 social media coordinator (WWCDA New York Chapter)
Judges & Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert Grants Committee
Editorial Advisory Board, Law360 – White Collar Crime
Lawyers Council of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York Advisory Board
Represented an international bank president in DOJ criminal investigation.
Represented employees of a regional bank as pool counsel in DOJ investigation.
Represented a hedge fund managing director in Eastern District of New York criminal investigation.
Represented a large university in internal and Eastern District of New York criminal investigations.
Spearheaded an internal investigation at a major New York Stock Exchange-listed financial institution.
Represented International Cards Company, Ltd., a foreign credit card issuer and acquirer, in a trial resulting in a multimillion-dollar jury verdict against Mastercard.
Represented a CEO in Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement litigation and Southern District of New York criminal prosecution.
Represented Kohl’s, a NYSE-listed corporation, in business litigation in state court.
Represented Silicon Valley tech companies GetInsured.com and Medweb.com in contract litigation in state court.
Represented athlete in Eastern District of New York criminal investigation and obtained declination of prosecution.
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, and corruption.
Investigated and prosecuted cases involving murder in aid of racketeering, narcotics trafficking, counterfeiting, firearms, bank robbery, postal theft, maritime violations, environmental crimes, labor violations, and credit card fraud.
News & Insights
- Ilene Jaroslaw is Quoted in ACA Insight on the Importance of Due Dilligence in Avoiding SEC Investigations and Possible Enforcement ActionsACA Insight, 09.18.2018Media Mention
- Ilene Jaroslaw Quoted in Both The New York Times and Bloomberg on the High-Profile Conviction of Paul ManafortThe New York Times and Bloomberg, 08.21.2018Media Mention
- Profiles in Diversity Journal Names Helene Hechtkopf and Ilene Jaroslaw to 2018 Women Worth Watching List06.20.2018News
- Bar of the State of New York
- 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