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Jennifer Diana

Associate

Phone: 212.715.9478 Fax: 212.715.8000 New York

Jennifer Diana is an associate in Kramer Levin’s litigation department. Her practice focuses primarily on white collar criminal and regulatory defense as well as complex civil litigation.

Ms. Diana has represented individuals and corporations in a varied array of sensitive and high-profile matters, including federal and state criminal cases, regulatory inquiries, corporate internal investigations, forfeiture proceedings, and grand jury investigations. Ms. Diana also represents clients in civil litigations, arbitrations, and mediations. Her representations have involved a broad range of issues, including securities, accounting and bank fraud, RICO and FCPA violations, OFAC violations, insider trading, bid-rigging, market timing, options backdating, forgery, conspiracy, breach of contract, tortious interference, and defamation.

Ms. Diana has also advised clients regarding compliance with U.S. economic and trade sanctions promulgated by the U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Control and best practices with regard to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and conducting business abroad.

Ms. Diana has researched and written about Federal Sentencing. She has also participated in the representation of clients at the sentencing phase of federal criminal cases.

Ms. Diana is an active participant in the firm’s pro bono practice. She is a two-time recipient of The Legal Aid Society’s “Publico” Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service and a regular NYSBA Empire State Counsel Honoree. She has worked extensively on the Incarcerated Mother’s Law Project providing counsel to and advocating for imprisoned women confronting visitation and custody issues with their children. Ms. Diana was also an extern at The Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Division in Manhattan where she managed a misdemeanor docket and second-seated on felony cases. Ms. Diana has successfully represented an inmate in a civil suit brought for retaliation by a corrections officer as well as a criminal defendant appealing his conviction in the Second Department. Ms. Diana has also advised clients in connection with vacating guilty pleas that had unknown immigration consequences.

Ms. Diana serves as a member of the firm’s Women’s Initiative Committee and assists the firm’s General Counsel by keeping current on issues affecting Kramer Levin attorneys admitted in New Jersey.

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J.D., magna cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, 2006
  • Executive Notes and Comments Editor, Brooklyn Law Review
  • Prince Scholar
  • Prince Evidence Competition Writing Team
  • Recipient, CALI Awards for Excellence in Criminal Law, Corporations, Criminal Procedure and Evidence Workshop, Administrative Law
  • Member, Legal Association of Activist Women
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B.A., magna cum laude, Barnard College, Columbia University, 2001
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New York, 2007
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New Jersey, 2006
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U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2006
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2007
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2009
    -New York Bar Association

    Internships

    -Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis, United State District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2004
    -Second Look Clinic, Brooklyn Law School
    -Federal Defender’s Office Eastern District of New York