JuliaCatania

Julia I. Catania

Attorney

Julia Catania represents individuals and companies involving allegations of securities and financial fraud, bribery and corruption, embezzlement, and money laundering arising in criminal and regulatory investigations and proceedings, and in civil litigation. She also has experience in cross- border matters, including international extradition defense in Latin America and Europe.

Julia conducted a one-week trial in the Southern District of New York as co-counsel for plaintiff in a lawsuit relating to violations of Fourth Amendment rights in which she took the direct and cross examination of witnesses and argued motions. She has also drafted three United States Supreme Court amicus curiae briefs relating to (i) the statute of limitations for SEC disgorgement, (ii) the availability of relief from convictions under the writ of error coram nobis, and (iii) the confrontation clause implications of a Brady violation in the Rodney Reed capital case.

Experience

  • Represented a former banker in a LIBOR-related investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and Commodities Futures Trading Commission.
  • Represented a former banker in a prosecution in the Southern District of New York relating to LIBOR.
  • Represented a prominent investment adviser and its principal in an appeal to the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to an enforcement action alleging fraud in connection with the creation and marketing of certain CDOs. Obtained partial reversal of administrative law judge’s findings. Continued representation on appeal from the SEC’s partial affirmance in the D.C. Circuit.
  • Represented a prominent investment adviser in a civil litigation in the Southern District of New York relating to fraud in connection with the creation and marketing of CDOs.
  • Represented the Special Claims Committee of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico.
  • Represented a former banker in a LIBOR-related investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and Commodities Futures Trading Commission.
  • Represented an exotics trader of a financial institution in investigation by FINRA relating to ISDAFIX.
  • Represented lead defendants in high-profile FCPA investigation and related U.S. securities class action litigation regarding alleged corruption in Brazil.
  • Represented leading European executive in investigations and potential extradition proceedings relating to alleged bribery in Central America.
  • Represented an executive of a multinational technology company based in Brazil relating to bribery and corruption allegations.
  • Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of an amicus curiae in Lucia v. SEC challenging the constitutionality of SEC administrative law judge appointments.
  • Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Innocence Project as amicus curiae in a certiorari petition relating to coram nobis relief for
    actual innocence.
  • Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of an amicus curiae in Kokesh v. SEC challenging SEC disgorgement orders.
  • Briefs to the DC Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court relating to defects in SEC administrative proceedings.
  • Brief to the Second Circuit on behalf of a prominent investment adviser and its principal in an appeal of a collateral challenge to the validity of an SEC administrative proceeding.
  • Appellate counsel for the same investment advisor and its principal in an appeal to the DC Circuit from an SEC sanctions order.
  • Trial counsel in pro bono civil rights jury trial in the Southern District of New York.
  • Conducted internal investigation for an entity that suffered embezzlement by a financial officer.
  • Conducted internal investigations for a number of business entity clients in criminal and civil matters.
  • Represented the former chief compliance officer of a financial institution in connection with U.S. Department of Justice and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency investigations relating to Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money-Laundering controls.
  • Represented European executives in connection with potential U.S.-Spain-Guatemala extradition matters relating to alleged corruption.
  • Represented a high-profile individual in connection with U.S.-Uruguay extradition proceedings.

Education

  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D. 2014
  • Boston University, B.A., cum laude, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Languages

  • Spanish