Ilene Jaroslaw counsels and defends individuals and corporations in white collar investigations and prosecutions at the New York law firm Elliott Kwok Levine & Jaroslaw LLP. Ilene has led external and internal investigations of financial institutions and universities involving fraud, misfeasance, money laundering, and sexual misconduct, and has defended C-suite executives in U.S. Department of Justice, SEC, and New York State investigations and prosecutions.
Ilene served for over 20 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where she held several leadership positions, including Chief of the General Crimes Section, where she trained more than 200 federal prosecutors. She was the district’s International Coordinator, hosting international delegations, facilitating MLAT requests, and supervising incoming and outgoing extradition requests. Ilene prosecuted cases involving securities fraud, tax fraud, insider trading, money laundering, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, health care fraud, narcotics trafficking, and murder in aid of racketeering. Ilene was lead counsel in 30 federal jury trials, and she argued as many appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals. As a federal prosecutor, Ilene conducted dozens of financial investigations in partnership with the FBI, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of the Treasury, and FinCEN.
Earlier in her career, Ilene litigated business disputes at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, and defended the civil rights of women, physicians, and medical offices at the Center for Reproductive Rights. Ilene is a graduate of Harvard College and holds law and master’s degrees from the Georgetown Law Center and Georgetown School of Foreign Service, respectively. Ilene is a member of the Council of the ABA Criminal Justice Section, co-chair of the ABA Women in White Collar Committee, and she serves on the Social Media Committee of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association.