Jeanine Conley, the Hiring Partner for summer and fall recruitment in BakerHostetler's New York office, focuses her practice on employment and complex commercial litigation. She has tried a number of employment and commercial disputes in both federal and state court successfully. She also has spent numerous years representing companies and their officers, directors and employees in white collar matters and corporate investigations, including, whistleblower, insider trading and anti-kickback matters. Ms. Conley counsels clients primarily in the health, media and entertainment, hospitality and financial services industries on a range of employment, compliance and regulatory issues. She has represented clients before several government agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Division of Human Rights, United States Department of Justice, United States Attorneys' Offices and New York State Attorney General's Office. She advises companies on a variety of employment matters, including age, gender, race and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, and wage and hour claims and assists them with corporate policy matters and internal trainings and investigations.
Since 2009, Ms. Conley has been a member of the BakerHostetler team that serves as Counsel to the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, working on the global investigation of the Ponzi scheme-the largest financial fraud in history-and related litigations seeking recoveries for the Customer Fund.
Before joining BakerHostetler, Ms. Conley clerked for the Honorable William G. Bassler in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and worked at Arnold & Porter. Throughout her career, Ms. Conley has maintained an active pro bono practice and is very active within her community. Ms. Conley is on the board of various nonprofit organizations, including the New York Urban League and Early Stages. She is chair of the New York City Bar's Committee on Minorities in the Profession and past chair of the Advisory Board of the Urban Assembly School of Criminal Justice. Ms. Conley also is past president of the Association of Black Women Attorneys, a former delegate to the New York State Bar House of Delegates and a former fellow of the Council of Urban Professionals fellowship program. She is a member of the National Bar Association and the American Bar Association and recently was named to the Power 100 List by On Being a Black Lawyer ("OBABL") as one of the Top Ten to Watch and as one of the Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers under 40 by the National Bar Association and Impact and as the Network Journal's 40 under Forty. Ms. Conley also received the Diversity Champion Award from the New York City Bar in 2011.