Joanna F. Wasick

Associate

New York
T 212.847.2836  |  F 212.589.4201

Joanna Wasick's litigation practice is focused on securities class actions, cases involving financial institutions, and other complex commercial disputes.

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  • Joanna is currently a member of court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee, Irving H. Picard, for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS).
  • Joanna conducted in-house interviews, reviewed documents, and consulted with forensic accountants for a financial institution to help determine its potential exposure in a related pending third-party litigation.
  • For potential use in a foreign proceeding, Joanna responded and objected to a subpoena issued pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782 for financial documents.
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Experience

  • Joanna is currently a member of court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee, Irving H. Picard, for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS).
  • Joanna conducted in-house interviews, reviewed documents, and consulted with forensic accountants for a financial institution to help determine its potential exposure in a related pending third-party litigation.
  • For potential use in a foreign proceeding, Joanna responded and objected to a subpoena issued pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1782 for financial documents.
  • Joanna brought enforcement action, seeking and obtaining recognition of a foreign country money judgment on a financial institution’s behalf.
  • Joanna defended foreign parent and subsidiary in a multi-district litigation on personal jurisdiction grounds. Joanna researched legal issues, drafted pleadings, and prepared case argument.
  • Joanna defended technological company against a shareholder class action following the company’s merger. During this case, Joanna researched legal issues, drafted pleadings, and prepared argument.
  • Joanna defended financial institution and its foreign subsidiary in contract dispute brought by a non-resident in New York, during which Joanna researched legal issues, drafted pleadings, and prepared argument.

Pro Bono

  • Joanna litigated an innocence claim on behalf of a client on death row.
  • Joanna conducted interviews in Haiti to determine whether women victimized in internally displaced camps could qualify for humanitarian parole in the United States.

Services

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University, 2006
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1999, Phi Beta Kappa