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Mr. Janey has been involved in a range of matters from white collar criminal defense cases to complex serious felonies in both state and federal courts. His experience in the white collar area includes representation of a former bank officer charged with two counts of bank fraud in federal court; representation of a company and its chief executive officer charged with criminal labor law violations in New York state court; and representation of an individual under investigation in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hedge fund prosecution and subsequent related violation of an asset-freeze order. Mr. Janey has also published in the area of Fourth Amendment and Title III protections for persons charged with insider trading by the US Government.
Mr. Janey has also been involved in several complex prosecutions by the U.S. Government of individuals charged with conspiracy in multi-defendant actions. He has been “Of Counsel” on state court appellate briefs representing individuals charged with multiple serious felonies, including rape, burglary and conspiracy.
Mr. Janey also has experience in complex civil matters, including shareholder derivative actions, director liability related suits and commercial disputes involving financial services companies, including broker-dealers and asset managers.
Mr. Janey started his legal career as a law clerk in the Legal Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he spent most of his time in the Division of Enforcement and Litigation. In that role, Mr. Janey participated in developing enforcement actions against individuals and banking organizations for violation(s) of federal banking laws.
Mr. Janey also held other posts at the Federal Reserve, including serving as a senior economic analyst in the Research and Market Analysis Group; Secretary to the New York Payments Risk Committee, a Fed-sponsored industry group comprised of the vice-chairmen of the major U.S. banks; and a member of the three person Corporate Strategy team advising the Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Additionally, Mr. Janey has served on the leadership team of private-sector financial services businesses, including on the executive committee of a New York based broker-dealer.
Mr. Janey received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School where he was a Clarence Darrow Scholarship recipient, a full academic fellowship. He is also a graduate of Kenyon College where Mr. Janey received his Bachelor’s Degree cum laude majoring in political science. At graduation from Kenyon College, Mr. Janey received the college’s John Chestnut Memorial Prize for Excellence in Political Science and earned Highest Honors on his undergraduate comprehensive exercise.
Mr. Janey is a member of the bar of New York State and also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is a member of the New York County Lawyers Association. Mr. Janey is also a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).