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Joanna C. Hendon

Joanna C. Hendon

Spears & Imes LLP

New York, NY, USA


Joanna C. Hendon is a partner at Spears & Imes LLP.  She has been a litigator for more than 20 years, with substantial trial experience.  Ms. Hendon regularly represents individuals and entities in white collar and civil investigations and in complex litigation.  Between 2012 and 2014, she represented the former Dell Inc. employee accused of leaking confidential information to securities analysts, at the heart of the government’s prosecution in United States v. Newman, et al., 773 F.3d 438 (2d Cir. Dec. 10, 2014), cert. denied, 136 S. Ct. 242 (2015).  In 2011, Ms. Hendon tried  the first of the “expert network” insider trading cases litigated in the Southern District of New York, United States v. Jiau, 11 Cr. 161 (JSR).  Early in her career, Ms. Hendon was a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, where she served in the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit and prosecuted cases involving securities fraud, bribery, mail and wire fraud, and tax fraud.  In 2000, Ms. Hendon received the U.S. Attorney General’s John Marshall Award, the Department of Justice’s highest award for excellence at trial.  For the past seven years, Ms. Hendon (with Evan Barr of Steptoe & Johnson LLP) has chaired the White Collar Litigation Committee of the New York State Bar Association.  For the past three years, Ms. Hendon has taught as a guest lecturer on securities fraud and insider trading at the Yale Law School.  She is a member of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers and a member of the Advisory Board of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law.  Ms. Hendon speaks regularly on panels focused on securities fraud and insider trading.
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