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
NYC Earned Safe and Sick Time Amendments Effective September 30, 2020
By Fanny A. Ferdman, Saima Z. Sheikh
October 2, 2020
On September 28, 2020, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill (Intro. 2032-A (Cohen)) amending the New York City Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (ESSTA) to align it with the New York State Sick Leave Law (NYSSLL), which...
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Employment Law Spotlight
California Expands Family Leave to Employees of Small Employers
By Joseph S. Persoff
September 24, 2020
California passed a new law expanding family leave rights to employees working for employers with five to 50 employees. The family leave rights were previously limited to employees of employers with more than 50 employees. Under this new...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Whaddaya Call It? DOL Proposes New Independent Contractor Test
By Todd H. Lebowitz
September 23, 2020
Soda or pop? Pill bug or roly poly? What you call things depends on where you live. In 2014, the New York Times published this 25-question dialect quiz that will tell you, with startling accuracy, where you or your parents are from. The...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Texas Announces Plan to Ease Restrictions and Allow Expanded Operations of Most Businesses Statewide
By Ashlee C. Grant
September 18, 2020
Citing a continued decline in the rate of hospitalizations throughout the state, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a pair of executive orders on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, aimed at easing restrictions on businesses and hospitals throughout the...
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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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