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Jodi Misher Peikin

Jodi Misher Peikin


New York

Jodi Misher Peikin has more than twenty years of experience. Jodi’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense and regulatory enforcement. She has significant experience in defending individuals and corporations under investigation, or charged with misconduct, by the Department of Justice, state and local prosecutors, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Jodi's representations have involved allegations of securities fraud, accounting fraud, bank fraud, insider trading, health care and medicare fraud, and theft of trade secrets. She also has conducted internal investigations for corporations and brokerage firms. In addition, she has represented financial institutions and individuals in arbitrations, complex civil litigation, and on appeal. 

Named a leading lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, Jodi has been described as a “top-notch attorney who is incredibly smart, very thoughtful, and a very good advocate for her clients” with a “deep understanding of any matter she is working on.” Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys has recognized her as a “Future Star.” Jodi has been identified as a Leading Individual in White Collar Criminal Defense by The Legal 500 United States. Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has recognized Jodi as a leading business crime defense lawyer and described her as a “‘leading light’ of the criminal defense bar who ‘knows everything there is to know’ about regulatory enforcement.” She has also been recognized in Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers.

Jodi is a member of the Federal Bar Council’s Federal Criminal Practice Committee as well as a member of the City Bar’s White Collar Crime Committee. She speaks and writes frequently on topics relating to white collar crime and regulatory issues. Jodi also is a member of the Board of, and a contributor to, the Business Crimes Bulletin.

Selected Representations:

  • Various bank executives in criminal and regulatory investigations conducted by the Department of Justice regarding acts and practices occurring on foreign currency exchanges.
  • An executive at a Fortune 500 company in connection with allegations of accounting fraud.
  • An employee of a global biopharmaceutical company in connection with theft of trade secrets charges in the Northern District of New York.
  • A former CEO in connection with charges of securities fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud, and obstruction of justice. Charges dropped “in the interests of justice” after a White Paper was presented to federal prosecutors.  
  • An executive of a medical device supply company in connection with a District of New Jersey investigation into healthcare and medicare fraud issues.
  • A portfolio manager of a fund in connection with an SEC investigation into allegations of insider trading involving PIPEs and registered direct offerings.
  • Several individuals in the investor relations department of a large bank in connection with SEC and Department of Justice investigations into potential mortgage fraud issues.
  • A brokerage firm and certain high level executives in connection with a FINRA investigation.
  • A financial institution in a civil action and arbitration involving its prime brokerage business.
  • A large group of Native Americans in connection with a civil rights law suit arising out of a protest on the Onondaga Nation.
  • An internal investigation for a brokerage firm focusing on allegations of net capital deficiencies, obstruction, and anti-money laundering issues.
  • An internal investigation for a not-for-profit corporation focusing on allegations of employee embezzlement.
  • An internal investigation for a Fortune 500 company focusing on allegations of improper repatriation of overseas profits.