October 21, 2014

Jenner & Block Partners Anthony S. Barkow and Katya Jestin will speak at a CLE program of the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  Titled “Important Topics for Federal Practice,” the seminar will feature Tony and Katya discussing federal sentencing topics.  The day-long event will be held on October 24, 2014, at New York Law School.

Tony is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice.  A former federal prosecutor in Manhattan and Washington, D.C., he was involved in significant international terrorism and white collar criminal cases and prosecuted a variety of other crimes.  He is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer with experience in both criminal and civil matters whose recent engagements include, among others, monitoring Credit Suisse AG following the bank’s $715 million settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services and representing the New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation in its investigation of the decision to close access lanes to the George Washington Bridge and other matters.He also has represented individuals in various domestic and international matters, including Libor, Forex, OFAC, and ISDAFIX investigations, as well as individuals in the Southern and Eastern District of New York in other criminal matters.

Katya is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice.  A former assistant United States attorney and a supervisor in the Criminal Division of the Eastern District of New York, she was involved inhigh profile mafia prosecutions, as well as fraud and other white collar offenses. An accomplished trial lawyer, she currently represents companies and executives in a variety of criminal, regulatory and complex civil matters, including representation before the United States Department of Justice, FINRA, the CFPB, the SEC, and state attorneys general.  Her recent engagements have included serving as national counsel to a group of consumer installment lenders and loan servicers facing civil litigation and regulatory enforcement actions throughout the country, including a first of its kind enforcement action brought by the CFPB, representing executives of global financial institutions in connection with multiple money laundering and OFAC investigations by regulators, the Department of Justice and the New York County District Attorney’s Office, and representing a mortgage lender in a federal financial crisis investigation.