April 19 Thursday

Chirelstein Colloquium: "Why I Love Practicing Law: From Paul Weiss, the DOJ and Merrill Lynch to Boutique White Collar Defense" with Joanna Calne Hendon '91, Partner, Spears & Imes LLP

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 12:00PM - 1:30PM
  • Faculty Lounge; attendance via RSVP
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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Joanna Calne Hendon '91,* Partner, Spears & Imes LLP, "Why I Love Practicing Law: From Paul Weiss, the DOJ and Merrill Lynch to Boutique White Collar Defense."

Lunch will be served starting at 12:00 pm; the talk will begin at 12:15 pm.  Please RSVP to corplaw@yale.edu by April 12, 2018.

* Joanna Calne Hendon has been a litigator for more than 20 years, with substantial trial experience. She has focused on white collar criminal defense, securities enforcement, and complex civil litigation.  Ms. Hendon has been named by Chambers & Partners as a Leader in the Field of White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations.  Chambers reports that Ms. Hendon receives widespread acclaim for her work.  Sources state that she is an“‘off-the-charts brilliantattorney whose ‘ability to take charge and put you at ease’ is regarded by clients as an ‘incredible’ asset.'"  According to Chambers, Ms. Hendon “fields an impressive string of recent victories in criminal cases, including at the appellate level.”

Early in her career Ms. Hendon was a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York. There, she served in the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit and prosecuted cases involving securities fraud, bribery, mail and wire fraud, and tax fraud. During her years as a prosecutor, Ms. Hendon tried numerous cases and argued appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In 2000, Ms. Hendon received the U.S. Attorney General’s John Marshall Award, the Department of Justice’s highest award for excellence at trial.

Ms. Hendon has tried cases in federal court and to arbitrators. In 2017, she defended at trial in the Southern District of New York an investment advisor accused of securities fraud, investment advisor fraud, and other crimes. In 2011, she defended the first of the “expert network” insider trading cases brought to trial in the Southern District of New York. Ms. Hendon has represented institutions and individuals in investigations by and matters involving the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the SEC, the Federal Reserve, the New York Department of Financial Services, the CFTC, FINRA (formerly the New York Stock Exchange and NASD), the New York Attorney General’s Office, and other state Attorneys General and regulators. Ms. Hendon’s work frequently involves representing clients facing more than one government investigation at a time and civil litigation.

Ms. Hendon is a member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the New York State Bar Association.  For the past ten years she has co-chaired the White Collar Litigation Committee of the NYSBA.  Between 2009 and 2012 she was an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, where she co-taught a course entitled Fraud, Insider Trading and Other Securities Law Topics.  Ms. Hendon serves on the Advisory Board of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law.  She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Forum on Corporate Enforcement.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law

Yale Law & Business Society

Yale Law Women

Career Development Office