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Jenna Dabbs is a partner at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP. She is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer, whose practice focuses on government and internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation and regulatory compliance. In 2020, Chambers ranked Jenna as one of New York’s top “Up and Coming” litigators in white-collar crime and government investigations, with their sources describing her as “a phenomenal lawyer” who is “really good with people, and is able to take complex issues and boil them down.” Jenna is a former federal prosecutor with extensive trial and investigative experience in both the public and private sectors.

Jenna draws on that experience to represent individuals and corporations in internal investigations and in a wide variety of government and regulatory investigations by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, FINRA, and other regulatory agencies. Among other things, those investigations involve securities and corporate fraud, insider trading, market manipulation, money laundering, tax fraud, and public corruption.  She also represents individuals and corporations in complex contract and employment disputes and other crisis situations. Her clients include a Fortune 500 government contractor, a large mutual insurance company, a prominent global consulting firm, and several private equity and investment management firms. She also represents executives and directors of large financial institutions; pharmaceutical, logistics, and industrial conglomerates; and other companies.

Jenna previously served as a former Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 2006 to 2014. During her tenure as a federal prosecutor, Jenna served as the Chief of the Narcotics Unit for two years and was a member of the Securities and Commodities Task Force and the Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit. She has directed and supervised hundreds of investigations across a wide array of matters and has briefed and argued numerous criminal appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Jenna maintains an active pro bono and public interest practice, including helping to lead the team that succeeded in securing a Temporary Restraining Order restoring legal visitation at the Metropolitan Detention Center in early 2019. She joined the firm from Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., where she was the only woman on the Investment Team and also a member of the Legal and Compliance Team.


Updated Aug 2021