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Jenice L. Malecki

Jenice@maleckilaw.com
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Phone: (212) 943-1233 Ext: 1
Fax: (212) 943-1238

11 Broadway #715
New York, New York 10004

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JENICE L. MALECKI, ESQ. is a well-known securities attorney with a uniquely diverse background and experience representing a wide range of clients in securities and commercial arbitration, litigation, and regulatory matters, from investors to industry professionals. She has successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars in securities related settlements and awards for her clients. As an aggressive litigator, her unique background enables her to see both sides of the dispute and anticipate the opposition. In her nearly thirty years of experience, Ms. Malecki has handled thousands of investor, intra-industry and employment matters, arbitrations, litigation proceedings and appeals, contested governmental, regulatory, and self-regulatory investigations and hearings, as well as mediations, settlements, Acceptance, Waiver and Consent Orders (“AWC”s) and whistleblower complaints. She has also represented investor and industry witnesses and cooperators before various governmental, regulatory and self-regulatory bodies in hearings and settlements. Ms. Malecki has represented clients all around the United States, many Western European countries, India, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Israel, Puerto Rico and in several South American countries.

Ms. Malecki has extensive experience in FINRA arbitrations from representing claimants and respondents to serving as an arbitrator and chairperson. She is also a trained mediator and has been qualified as an Expert Witness by FINRA arbitrators. Ms. Malecki has been a member of FINRA’s National Arbitration and Mediation Committee (NAMC), which advises FINRA’s Board of Directors. Ms. Malecki is a seasoned authority on New York securities law, frequently filing official comments for consideration on new securities-related rules and laws. In 2014, 2015, and 2019, she visited Senators and House of Representatives members’ offices to garner support for various legislation meant to protect investors. Ms. Malecki has advocated for the Investor Choice Act of 2013 on the floor of the House of Representatives, a fund for unpaid arbitration awards, and legislation similar to the Department of Labor’s “Fiduciary Rule” at the Senate.

Ms. Malecki was a Vice President on the Board of Directors of the PIABA Foundation, an investor educational non-profit group with a mission to educate investors and provide the public with information about abuses in the financial services industry and the securities dispute resolution process. Ms. Malecki is a member of and has been on the Board of Directors (and an Officer of) the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), the Securities and Exchanges Committee (SEC) at the New York City Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. She has spoken many times at the Practising Law Institute (PLI), the New York City Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association, Columbia Law School, Fordham Law School, Brooklyn Law School, St. John's Law School, New York Law School, and PIABA's annual year-end conference. She has participated as a judge at mock arbitrations at Yale Law School, Columbia Law School, Albany Law School, Fordham Law School and FINRA.

Ms. Malecki’s speaking engagements extend to appearing as an expert for many shows including the Wall Street Journal Live , NBC’s Today Show , Fox Business News , ABC’s Eyewitness News , Bloomberg Television , China TV , EBR TV and several other syndicated shows and networks. She has also appeared on Steve Forbes’ in-flight radio show “ America’s Most Influential Women in Government, Technology, Business, and the Law ”, as well as an array of other nationally syndicated radio programs. She and her cases have been and continue to get cited in numerous industry publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes and Newsweek . The Wall Street Journal featured Ms. Malecki in a permanent educational video clip about the arbitration process at FINRA on its website.

Ms. Malecki’s experience as a New York securities attorney began in class-action litigation, having worked on the famed class-action case In re Crazy Eddie in the counsel’s office of the lead plaintiffs. Throughout the 1990’s she represented numerous broker-dealers and was instrumental in regulatory matters involving well-known “boiler room” stock fraud characteristic of the era — actually representing the progeny of the real-life “Wolf of Wall Street” that was the subject of a Hollywood blockbuster. In 1999, Ms. Malecki founded her own practice, Malecki Law, in Manhattan, which today employs multiple securities arbitrations, litigation and employment lawyers and staff.

A natural fit and complement to her securities work, Ms. Malecki has successfully represented clients in State, Federal and Appellate courts in various types of commercial and business disputes, including breach of partnership agreements, securities transactional disputes, employment disputes and contractual cases, against major and well-funded adversaries.

CLIENTELE AND CASE RESULTS

Malecki Law has represented several prominent individuals in securities arbitration and Manhattan employment law cases. Some of Ms. Malecki’s clients are as follows:

  • Famous “Dot Com” professionals, including both founders of Activision/Blizzard
  • A founder of Fairway and Fresh Direct
  • Former Professional Baseball Player Rod Beck
  • Whistleblowers like Arturo Cifuentes and Eric Kolchinsky
  • The Neuberger family, founders of Neuberger Berman, a private investment firm
  • Artists-- jazz flutist Bobbie Humphrey, teen singing idol Tevin Campbell, famed local New York playwright Tony Sokol , and New York dance troupe Dura Mater .

Ms. Malecki has repeatedly secured substantial securities industry settlements and awards for her investor clients and favorably settled employment disputes for industry professionals, including being responsible with numerous 7 and 8-figure settlements, both for individuals and for investor groups. She has successfully obtained countless expungements for her clients and even had attorney fees awarded to her clients as part of damages, despite the legal challenges this imposes. And when Ms. Malecki is not using her expertise to help educate the public and legal and financial communities, she is using it to consult on high-profile cases such as, Ontonimo (OMO) Limited vs. BNP Paribas Securities Corp.

For an extended look at more details on some of Ms. Malecki’s significant wins and representations please visit our results page.

RATINGS AND HONORS

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named Top Attorney by Super Lawyers and the National Law Journal every consecutive year since 2012
  • Named one of “New York’s Women Leaders in the Law” in 2014

EDUCATION

  • J.D., New York Law School, 1991, Cum Laude
  • B.A., Philosophy and Theatre, Manhattanville College, Cum Laude

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Massachusetts Bar
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • The PIABA Foundation- Former Vice President
  • New York City Bar Association - Member
  • Public Investors Bar Association – Member, former Board of Directors, and Secretary
  • FINRA’s National Arbitration and Mediation Committee (NAMC) – Member

Speaking Engagements

Articles For Bar Association Seminars

PUBLISHED / TO BE PUBLISHED

PAST EMPLOYMENT

  • Singer Frumento, LLP.: 1994-1998 -- Senior Associate
  • Sirota & Sirota, LLP: 1992-1994 -- Associate
  • Ezra & Howe, LLP: 1991-1992 -- Junior Associate
  • Clerkship, Hon. James C. Francis IV, Magistrate Judge: 1990-1991, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Student Clerk
  • Ernst & Young: 1990-1991, Student and Summer Associate
  • Curtis Mallet Prevost Colt & Mosle, LLP: 1986-1990, Student Clerk

GOVERNMENT WORK

City of New York: 1999 -- Corporation Counsel: Police Misconduct Cases.

Unafraid of controversial situations, in 1999, amidst great criticism of the New York City Police Department, spent three months working with the City of New York and its police officers in an attempt to deal with litigation and publicity issues relating to the highly publicized police misconduct cases.

NOTABLE CASES AT PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT:

  • In re Crazy Eddie Securities Litigation
  • Duzenbury v. City of New York, (police brutality case).
  • In re Moe Rimson & Co.
  • In re G.K. Scott.
  • In re Salomon Brothers Treasury Litigation.
  • In re Gitano.
  • In re Homeowners Bank Securities Litigation.
  • In re Checkers Securities Litigation.
  • In re Cedar Hill Cemetery Litigation.

IN THE NEWS

Ms. Malecki appeared on CNBC's American Greed report titled "The Greed Report: Tempted by the real estate market? Investor beware!" in Feb 2017. She was quoted in the New York Times article "Think Your Retirement Plan Is Bad? Talk to a Teacher" in Oct 2016.

For a list of Ms. Malecki’s media appearances on Bloomberg, Fox News, and others please visit the “Media” page.

Read about Ms. Malecki’s unique career achievements in Law Crossing.

VOLUNTEER WORK AND INTERESTS

Ms. Malecki has volunteered with the Legal Aid Society and the New York City Board of Education. Ms. Malecki has acted, written, and directed for Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and Community Theatre for over 30 years.

Ms. Malecki has supported the Labyrinth Theater Company with esteemed company members such as the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz, Eric Bogosian, Stephen Adly Guirgis (Pulitzer Prize winner, Between Riverside and Crazy), John Patrick Shanley (Pulitzer Prize winner, Doubt, Academy Award, Moonstruck), Sam Rockwell (Academy Award, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), David Zayas, and others.

Ms. Malecki has appeared in internationally recognized award-winning short and independent films and acted as lead vocals in live and recorded performances of All Too Human, a lyric band. In addition, Ms. Malecki has written, directed, and produced short films and short plays that have been featured in festivals around New York City.

Ms. Malecki values the gifts the arts have brought her and feels it is essential to pay it forward as a current member of the Board of Directors of Developing Artists, which helps under-privileged teens use the arts as a foundation and vehicle for fighting for positive social change.

Ms. Malecki is passionate about her community and sits on the Executive Committee, as well as heads the legal committee, of Sustainable Williamsburg whose mission is to maintain the culture, community, and history of Williamsburg throughout its continued development.

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Client Reviews
★★★★★
Jenice Malecki is a highly successful securities law attorney. She is a brilliant strategist. She is a well respected litigator who knows how to win in court. As a former CEO and President of a public company traded on the NASDAQ (and currently a College President), I can attest, as a client, that Jenice Malecki's understanding of the law along with her business acumen and intellectual gravitas resulted in a 100% victory in my case before the Supreme Court of New York State. Jenice is a passionate and determined lawyer -- I want her in my corner -- anytime!​ Dr. John J. McGrath
★★★★★
I worked with Jenice and her team to successfully resolve a brokerage / securities related issue for an elder relative and was quite pleased with how they walked us through the process and took into account the challenges that age sometimes unfortunately present. They were all professional - and effective. I would use them again without question if the need arose. Bart
★★★★★
I have NO hesitation in recommending Jenice Malecki. She made a horrible situation bearable and performed above and beyond our expectations. April Voorhis
★★★★★
I highly recommend Malecki Law. It was a gratifying experience having Ms. Malecki incharge of our case. She is a true professional with a lot of experience. Jose Zorrilla