Bari R. Nadworny

Associate

New York
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Overview

Bari Nadworny focuses her practice on white collar defense and corporate investigations, regulatory enforcement, securities and governance litigation, and other complex commercial litigation. She represents individuals in regulatory matters and criminal investigations involving allegations of securities fraud. Bari efficiently masters complicated facts and provides thorough analyses, making her a valuable member of the teams on which she serves.

Select Experience

  • Represents Company, CEO, and CFO of a biotech company in a securities class action.
  • Represents Company and current and former CEOs and CFOs of a bank holding company in a securities class action.
  • Represents Company, executives, and directors of a biotech company in a securities class action and shareholder derivative litigation.
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Experience

  • Represents Company, CEO, and CFO of a biotech company in a securities class action.
  • Represents Company and current and former CEOs and CFOs of a bank holding company in a securities class action.
  • Represents Company, executives, and directors of a biotech company in a securities class action and shareholder derivative litigation.
  • Represents gaming company and officers and directors in a securities class action.
  • Represents cannabis company executives in a securities class action.
  • Represented the former CFO of a contactless payment company in a securities class action and shareholder derivative litigation.
  • Represents public company in SEC investigation concerning insider trading.
  • Lead associate on the litigation team for an SEC administrative proceeding against a CPA involving alleged violations of the books and records and internal controls provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
  • Represents former members of senior management in connection with an internal investigation of accounting and financial reporting matters and parallel investigations by the DOJ and SEC.
  • Member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, an unprecedented recovery effort involving hundreds of actions.
  • Represented the audit committee of a public company in connection with an internal investigation of company policies and internal controls regarding hiring and compensation practices.
  • Assisted in advising the directors of a publicly listed corporation on corporate governance matters.
  • Represented an individual and a related company in an investigation by the DOJ relating to allegations of bribery and mail and wire fraud.
  • Represented an individual in one of the first post-Newman SEC insider trading matters regarding penalties sought by the SEC.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • New York City Bar Association

Publications

Alerts

Articles

Community

  • St. John's University School of Law Alumni Association: Board of Directors

Pro Bono

  • Represented minors in neglect proceedings and immigration issues.

  • Involved in the firm's partnership with Her Justice (formerly inMotion), an organization that provides legal services to low-income women and victims of domestic violence.

  • Involved with the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system, in the representation of a client facing execution in Alabama.

Industries

Prior Positions

  • St. John’s University School of Law Child Advocacy Clinic: Legal Intern (2013)
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Denis R. Hurley, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (2013)
  • Itach-Maaki, Women Lawyers for Social Justice: Intern (2012)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 2015, magna cum laude; Editor-in-Chief, St. John's Law Review
  • B.A., Macaulay Honors College at Queens College, CUNY, 2012; summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Blog

In The Blogs

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Employment Law Spotlight
UPDATE: Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate in Flux
By Marc A. Antonetti
November 5, 2021
The federal contractor vaccine mandate (Executive Order 14042), which we first reported on in September both here and here, apparently will be delayed. Facing industry resistance, multiple lawsuits, and vaccination and accommodation...
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Employment Law Spotlight
New York Issues Employer Guidance Regarding Recreational Use of Cannabis
By Saima Z. Sheikh
November 3, 2021
Following the legalization of recreational cannabis in New York by the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) earlier this year, which we previously reported on, the New York State Department of Labor has issued guidance in the form...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Department Of Labor Publishes Tipped Employee Final Rule
November 1, 2021
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its Final Rule governing tipped employees. The DOL kept the sweeping changes to the regulation of employees paid using a tip credit wage, which it introduced this past June in its...
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Employment Law Spotlight
The Department of Labor's Latest Final Rule Publication Regulates Managers Who Receive Tips and Delineates Willful Violations of the FLSA
By David A. Grant, Caroline M. Landt
September 29, 2021
“Drip, drip, drip” is the best description of the Biden administration’s staggered attack on the 2020 Tip Final Rule through delays, withdrawals, amendments and notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The latest action by the Department of...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Yes, Attorneys Too Can Blow the Whistle: But When and How Hard?
By Bari R. Nadworny
April 24, 2016
According to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or the “Agency”), an attorney – or any individual, for that matter – should not have to first report misconduct to the SEC to fall under the protections of the...
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