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Nicolette T. Beuther

Nicolette T. Beuther

Associate

Nicolette T. Beuther is a litigation associate, who first joined Ford O’Brien Landy LLP as an intern during law school. Nicolette holds a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, New York, where she graduated in the Spring of 2019, and served as an Article Editor on the editorial board of the New York International Law Review and as a Teaching Assistant for Contracts Negotiation and Lawyering.
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Steven Brandt

Steven Brandt

Law Clerk/director Of E-discovery

Steven Brandt joined Ford O’Brien Landy LLP in 2021 as a Law Clerk and the Director of e Discovery after receiving his J.D. from New York Law School. Steven assists the attorneys and paralegal by conducting legal research, drafting and reviewing documents, and providing support throughout trial preparation.
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Cara Filippelli

Cara Filippelli

Associate

Cara Filippelli is a litigation associate who joined Ford O’Brien Landy LLP in 2022. She mainly focuses her practice on commercial and securities litigation, regulatory defense, and white collar criminal defense.
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ADAM C. FORD

Adam C. Ford

Partner

Adam C. Ford is a thoughtful tactician and an indefatigable fighter who represents individuals and corporations engaged in high-stakes civil and criminal litigation, as well as regulatory investigations and enforcement actions.
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Matthew Aaron Ford

Partner

Matthew Aaron Ford litigates a wide variety of cases, with particular focus on white collar criminal and regulatory defense, as well as complex civil litigation. Matt earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law. After completing a clerkship at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Matt was an associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP. Matt is the head of Ford O’Brien Landy LLP’s Austin office.
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NOAH D. GENEL

Noah D. Genel

Partner

Noah D. Genel is an experienced litigator and the former Commissioner and Chair of the New York City Business Integrity Commission (BIC) – the agency charged with regulating and eliminating organized crime and other criminality from the commercial waste hauling industry and the public wholesale food markets in New York City.
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Stephen R. Halpin III

Stephen R. Halpin III

Associate

Stephen R. Halpin III represents clients in high-stakes civil and criminal litigation. In particular, Steve focuses on cases involving complex allegations of fraud and financial misconduct.
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Renee Jarusinsky

Renée L. Jarusinsky

Partner

Renée L. Jarusinsky is an experienced white-collar litigator, having spent the majority of her more than twenty-year career investigating and litigating complex financial crimes and corruption. Her cases have covered a broad range of activity including not-for-profit and government contract fraud, pension fraud, securities and accounting fraud, campaign finance schemes, identity theft and bank fraud, and more. She brings to her clients and her cases the perspective she gained from having been both a defense attorney and a prosecutor.
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Katherine M. Jaskot

Managing Attorney

Katherine M. Jaskot has more than 22 years of experience in litigation. Prior to her joining the firm, she was the managing attorney and lead litigator in an 80-person insurance defense and general litigation law firm. Katherine has extensive experience in jury trials, bench trials, arbitration matters and appellate work. As the managing attorney, Ms. Jaskot was integral to the development and implementation of firm best practices, and litigation and trial strategy and tactics.
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Robert S. Landy

Robert S. Landy

Partner

Robert S. Landy is an experienced litigator who regularly represents individual clients in connection with regulatory and white-collar criminal investigations, as well as individuals and businesses in complex commercial litigation involving claims of improper conduct in the course of competition. Robert’s commercial practice often involves claims of theft of trade secrets, false advertising/Lanham Act violations, challenging and enforcing non-compete clauses, copyright infringement, tortious interference with contract, unfair competition and other business torts.
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Danielle M. McLaughlin

Danielle M. McLaughlin

Counsel

Danielle M. McLaughlin has a decade of experience as an attorney, specializing in complex commercial litigation and government investigations. She has represented clients in the healthcare, securities, pharmaceutical, banking, utilities, hospitality, and manufacturing industries, and has experience in conducting litigation and alternative dispute resolution under U.S. and international rules.
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Katherine millet

Katherine Millet

Executive Paralegal

Katherine Millet Millet joined Ford O’Brien Landy LLP in October 2019 after having worked as a paralegal in the areas of VCF/9-11, social security disability and personal injury since 2018. She currently assists the Litigation group in multiple matters through all stages of litigation. She assists with document examination and management, drafting of pleadings, fact development, deposition preparation and trial preparation.
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Kevin J. O'Brien

Kevin J. O’brien

Partner

Kevin J. O’Brien is an experienced trial lawyer and former Assistant U. S. Attorney, who specializes in commercial and securities litigation on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, arbitrations, regulatory enforcement cases and white-collar criminal defense.
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SUZANNE Pope

Suzanne Pope

Counsel

Suzanne Pope litigates a wide variety of cases, with particular focus on white collar criminal and regulatory defense, as well as complex civil litigation. Suzanne’s range of litigation experience includes formerly serving as National Supervising Counsel for Chrysler Corporation Warranty Litigation and also as Senior Counsel in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. Suzanne graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and is admitted to the bars of Michigan and Pennsylvania.
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Anjula Prasad

Anjula Prasad

Counsel

Anjula Prasad litigates a wide variety of cases, with particular focus on white collar criminal and regulatory defense, as well as complex civil litigation. Anjula earned her J.D. from Fordham Law School and her B.A from Carleton where she graduated with distinction. She was admitted to the New York bar in 2001 and to the Patent bar in 2003.
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Julián Alejandro Ríos

Associate

Julián Alejandro Ríos is a litigation associate who recently joined Ford O’Brien Landy LLP in 2022. Julián holds a J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, where he completed a Fellowship in Washington, D.C. practicing economic sanctions compliance and served as both a Graduate Research Assistant for the Department of International Relations and as a Research Assistant for Oil and Gas Law.
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Alexander Shapiro

Alexander Shapiro

Partner

Alexander Shapiro is a seasoned litigator who represents professionals and businesses in complex commercial disputes and in white collar regulatory and criminal investigations. Over the course of his career, Mr. Shapiro has counseled and advised clients on a broad range of issues, including breach of contract, securities fraud, money laundering, competition and confidentiality, spoliation, false advertising, discovery in aid of foreign litigation, whistleblower claims, and compliance and policy development. Mr. Shapiro has extensive trial experience, having personally led and/or directed numerous trials in federal and state courts, as well as before administrative tribunals such as the FINRA and the NLRB.
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