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HNRK 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.

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.

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