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.

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

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Employment Law Spotlight
So Many NY Changes in 2022 – Employers Beware!
By Fanny A. Ferdman
May 2, 2022
New York employers must be aware of several important changes to employment laws that have already come into effect during 2022, those that have imminent effect (with deadlines just around the corner!), and those that are currently being...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Against the Odds: Did a Court of Appeals Just Grant Independent Contractors the Right to Strike and Organize?
By Todd H. Lebowitz
April 11, 2022
On June 4, 1923, jockey Frank Hayes rode 20-1 long shot Sweet Kiss to victory at Belmont Park. While that seems impressive, what made the win even more memorable is that at some point during the race, poor Frank died. He somehow stayed on...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Abrogates Employers' Sole Defense to Automatic Treble Damages Liability for Late Final Wage Payments
By Amy E. Beverlin, Matthew C. Kane, Daniel F. Lula
April 6, 2022
On April 4, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court handed employees there yet another victory in Reuter v. City of Methuen, holding that they are automatically entitled to triple damages for any late payment of final wages even where the...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Will states ‘come together' to resolve remote work tax withholding issues … or will we continue ‘waiting here … on the long and winding road?'
By Michael J. Semes, Amy J. Traub
March 14, 2022
As we previously reported, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) invited public comment in January on whether it should overrule its current standard for determining the lawfulness of employee handbook policies and work rules...
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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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