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Jonathan S. Kolodner

Jonathan S. Kolodner

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

New York, NY, USA


Jonathan S. Kolodner is counsel at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP, where his practice focuses on regulatory and enforcement matters, internal investigations, and civil litigation. Before joining Cleary, Mr. Kolodner was a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York from 2000 to 2012, where he served in numerous leadership positions, most recently as Acting Chief of the Criminal Division from October 2011 through January 2012. In that role, he supervised the Office's more than 160 prosecutors in a wide range of matters including securities fraud, other complex white-collar crimes, terrorism, and violent crimes.

Prior to that, Mr. Kolodner spent two years as the Chief of the Complex Frauds Unit. In this capacity, he oversaw 20 senior prosecutors investigating sophisticated, large-scale white-collar crimes ranging from financial and investment-related schemes to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations and computer and intellectual property offenses like hacking, theft of trade secrets, and other cybercrimes. Mr. Kolodner also served as the Mortgage Fraud Coordinator, where he supervised a strike force of Assistant U.S. Attorneys investigating mortgage fraud and other financial schemes in response to the financial crisis. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Kolodner was a Deputy Chief of Criminal Appeals, where he oversaw dozens of appellate matters and handled numerous arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mr. Kolodner also spent four years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Organized Crime and Terrorism Unit and has represented the United States in more than 12 jury trials. In 2008, he was awarded the Department of Justice's Director's Award for Superior Performance in connection with his prosecution of over 30 members and associates of the Genovese Organized Crime Family.

Mr. Kolodner received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1997 and an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1994. For the past four years, he has also been a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School. Mr. Kolodner clerked for the Honorable Chester J. Straub of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1998 to 2000, and for the Honorable John G. Koeltl of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1997 to 1998.
Jonathan S. Kolodner is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulations Take Effect (August 21, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 2017
SEC Issues Risk Alert Based on Cybersecurity Survey (August 11, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Recent Developments Highlight Measures to Mitigate Litigation and Regulatory Exposure from Cyber-Attacks (June 21, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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