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

  • 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.
  • Represents the former CFO of a public company in securities class action litigation.
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Experience

  • 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.
  • Represents the former CFO of a public company in securities class action litigation.
  • 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

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
Colorado Issues Sweeping Wage and Hour Law Changes for Private Employers Through New Wage Order
By Jacob A. Bruner, Nathan A. Schacht
February 13, 2020
Effective March 16, 2020, COMPS Order #36 (the Order), issued by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, will bring about sweeping changes to Colorado’s overtime and minimum pay standards (COMPS) impacting private employers. The...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Bring Forth the Tiger-Dogs! Here's a Quick Status Check on the Challenges to California's New Independent Contractor Law
By Todd H. Lebowitz
February 10, 2020
When outside forces pose a threat to people’s livelihood, people will go to great lengths to fight back. For example, when monkeys began ravaging the crops of a farmer in Karnataka, India, the imaginitive farmer painted his dog to look...
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Employment Law Spotlight
What Is Joint Employment? New DOL Rules Take Effect in 60 Days
By Todd H. Lebowitz
January 13, 2020
This week’s post is Family Feud Style. Name Three Things That Sound Like They Would Be “Joint Employment” But Are Not: 1. Long-haired, easy-going product tester at the local wacky tobacky dispensary. 2. Note taker at an orthopedist’s...
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Employment Law Spotlight
UPDATE 2: Texas Legislature and Courts Clash With Cities Over Mandatory Sick Leave: What Employers Need to Know
By Courtney B. Warren
November 26, 2019
This is an update to previous posts from June 24, 2019 and July 31, 2019. On Friday, November 22, Bexar County Judge Peter Sakai ordered that San Antonio’s paid sick leave ordinance, which was scheduled to take effect December 1, be...
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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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