Jonathan New focuses his practice on the representation of public companies, private companies and individuals in white collar criminal and regulatory matters, internal corporate investigations and complex commercial litigation.
Since joining BakerHostetler, Jonathan has advised clients on legal and regulatory compliance issues and has represented clients in connection with criminal and regulatory investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement and the Internal Revenue Service. He has also counseled clients on various issues involving intellectual property and computer crimes.
Currently, Jonathan is supervising various litigation teams of BakerHostetler attorneys and forensic professionals handling the investigation and litigation stemming from the firm’s appointment as counsel to the SIPA Trustee in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in connection with Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. In addition, Mr. New is part of a team representing John J. Carney, the court-appointed Receiver of the Michael Kenwood Group, LLC, an international investment advisor (SEC v. Illarramendi et al. 3:11 - CV - 00078 (D. Conn.)). He is responsible for supervising the global investigation and recovery of assets misappropriated through purported offshore hedge funds operated by the principals of the Michael Kenwood Group for ultimate distribution to the defrauded investors.
Prior to joining the firm, Jonathan served for nine years in a variety of frontline positions in the United States Department of Justice. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Jonathan was the lead prosecutor in the largest mortgage fraud prosecution in the Southern District of New York, resulting in the closure of a corrupt mortgage brokerage and title company and the convictions of dozens of real estate professionals, bank employees and attorneys. In recognition of his extensive experience prosecuting mortgage fraud cases, Jonathan was appointed as a senior member of a special strike force investigating mortgage fraud and other financial schemes in response to the financial crisis. He also investigated and prosecuted complex criminal cases involving bank, mortgage and other commercial fraud, securities fraud, insurance and healthcare fraud, offshore illegal Internet gambling, money laundering, international trafficking in counterfeit goods, racketeering, conspiracy, murder, robbery, obstruction of justice, extortion, alien smuggling and narcotics offenses.
Prior to his tour as an Assistant United States Attorney, Jonathan gained significant civil litigation experience as a Trial Attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice. In that capacity, he defended federal statutes, policies, regulations and programs of national significance against challenges, including those based upon claimed violations of constitutional law. Among his successes, Jonathan successfully defended the United States in a landmark NAFTA litigation, was lead counsel for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation in claims against the Islamic Republic of Iran and defended numerous federal agencies in a wide range of lawsuits. Jonathan received a special commendation award for Outstanding Service in the Civil Division.
Before joining the Department of Justice, Jonathan was a litigation associate in the New York office of a major U.S.-based international law firm working on commercial litigation matters. Upon graduation from law school, Jonathan served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judith W. Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Jonathan is a member of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section and a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Government Ethics and Council on Criminal Justice. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Business Crimes Bulletin, an American Lawyer Media publication.
9/20/2013 - BakerHostetler Attorneys Assist the U.S. Sentencing Commission in Revising National Economic Crime Guidelines
8/14/2013 - Jonathan New Invited to Guest Lecture at Sorbonne Law School
8/8/2013 - BakerHostetler's 2013 Mid-Year Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Update