Jennifer L. Achilles 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. Jennifer also represents clients in complex litigation in federal and state courts.
She defends public and private companies, as well as their officers and directors, in insider trading, market manipulation, fraud, antitrust and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations by the SEC, CFTC, FINRA, DOJ, and New York DA’s and AG’s offices.
Jennifer also leads internal investigations in advance of and in connection with government investigations, and counsels clients on cooperation and self-disclosure strategies.
- 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
Professional Admissions & Qualification : New York
Court Admissions :
- 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. Court of Appeals – Second Circuit
Professional Affiliations :
- Editorial Advisory Board, Law360 White-Collar section
- Federal Bar Council
- Diversity Committee
- New York City Bar Association
- Women in the Legal Profession Committee – White Collar Crime Subcommittee
Clerkships : Honorable James J. Brady, U.S. District Court – Middle District of Louisiana, 1 January 2003 to 1 January 2004
- Representing international commodities trading firm regarding internal investigation and self-report to CFTC Enforcement regarding reporting obligations.
- Represented client in CFTC investigation of allegations of market manipulation in natural gas market involving automated trading
- Represented commodities trader of a global investment bank in parallel investigations of the CFTC and New York DA’s office in connection with alleged market manipulation
- Defending non-U.S. financial institutions in an SEC enforcement action brought in federal court regarding allegations of insider trading.
- Defended a large financial institution in a $10 billion securities litigation regarding allegations of fraud in connection with the sale of residential mortgage-based securities prior to the financial crises.
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