Jenner & Block

 

Ms. Slachetka’s recent representative matters have included:

  • Representing Fortune 500 companies in connection with sensitive internal investigations, including Foreign Corrupt Practices investigations of a public company’s overseas affiliates, and an investigation initiated by the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”).
  • Representing a privately-held company and individual defendant in a federal lawsuit by an oil and gas drilling company alleging breach of contract and tort causes of action and asserting over $1 million in damages.
  • Representing a privately-held company specializing in electronic commerce and payment processing for transportation services in bad faith insurance litigation in federal district court.
  • Defending a private, independent investment management firm against an arbitration demand before the American Arbitration Association.
  • Representing the chapter 7 trustee of Lancelot Investors Fund, LP, a $1.7 billion hedge fund before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois following the collapse of the Petters Ponzi scheme in Minnesota, including prosecuting numerous avoidance actions and actions against the fund’s third-party professionals on behalf of the chapter 7 trustee.
  • Representing a privately-held company in a class action lawsuit in which a federal district court granted summary judgment dismissing all EEOC claims against the company and awarded over $4.5 million in attorneys’ fees.
  • Representing a public company against a putative class action complaint filed in federal district court alleging breach of contract and fraud claims in connection with a dispute pertaining to contractual service fees and charges.
  • Member of the Jenner & Block team representing Examiner Anton R. Valukas in the bankruptcy proceedings of Lehman Brothers Holding, Inc. before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Representing a company in a False Claims Act investigation initiated by the DOJ.

Ms. Slachetka’s pro bono practice has included:

  • Representing five pro bono asylum clients, including a family of three, in affirmative asylum applications based on race and political opinion and in interviews before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Representing a pro bono client seeking political asylum in a defensive asylum proceeding pending before the Immigration Court.
  • Representing two pro bono clients seeking political asylum in an appeal before the Board of Immigration Appeals.
  • Defending a voluntary, unincorporated not-for-profit business association against a third-party complainant asserting contractual and tort-based liability for plaintiff’s personal injury claims.
  • Representing a pro bono client at trial in § 1983 litigation in federal district court.