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Of Counsel

Malecki Law’s New York securities fraud lawyers proudly team up with other legal counsel in specific practice areas. The “of-counsel” relationship typically refers to an attorney, former government official, or former judge who works with the firm in specific practice areas.

There are four specific acceptable definitions of the term of-counsel. Firstly, of counsel can refer to a lawyer in association with a firm, yet different from that of the mainstream lawyers in the firm. These practitioners could be lawyers who have made the shift from full-time practice to a part-time one, or lawyers who transformed their career path entirely, such as judges, government officials, or attorneys that transition from the public and private sector. Of counsel can also refer to a retired partner of the firm who, although they are not actively practicing law, regardless remains associated with the firm and available for occasional consultation. A lawyer who is a probationary partner-to-be can also be referred to as of-counsel for the brief period between their hire and promotion to a partner. Lastly, of counsel could mean a lawyer with a permanent role with a potential tenure who serves as legal counsel to the firm.

Of counsel is an asset to the New York securities fraud lawyers in the firm to execute highly specialized, competitive assistance to various legal needs of a firm’s clientele. High profile and experienced of counsel, through their exposure, heighten the quality of legal representation for a client.

Malecki Law frequently works as co-counsel to assist other lawyers and law firms because of the very specialized nature of its practice. The firm is also always looking for lawyers who can compliment it’s securities fraud law firm in new York unique boutique practice, such as criminal lawyers who can be available if a state or federal governmental action turns from civil to criminal, or even has the potential to do so. Malecki Law works with very skilled criminal lawyers specifically for that reason, relationships that are highly skilled and trusted. As a securities fraud law practice in New York handling many high-profile and complex cases, Malecki Law always must think at least three steps ahead, including potential civil and criminal exposure presented by a myriad of situations presented by the client. Ms. Malecki’s over thirty years in complex securities litigation, arbitration and regulation – on both sides of the fence - give her and Malecki Law the depth of experience to see past just the immediate issue into collateral issues to consider.

Often, of-counsel and co-counsel relationships are established to advise on collateral issues. This can be done in an economical way, because of prior existing relationships between counsel, as well as Malecki Law’s deep understanding of the matters at hand before even speaking to someone in a different specialization. Malecki Law, having such a longstanding and highly regarded standing in the legal community, can also often get very top people engaged on the issue, the type of lawyers that do not pick up the phone for jut anyone.

Jalila A. Bell, Esq., serves as Of Counsel to Malecki Law. Ms. Bell is the managing principal for the boutique litigation firm, The Law Office of Jalila A. Bell, Esq. Ms. Bell has over a decade of experience in overseeing complex litigation which has subsequently amounted to achievements such as trial wins, criminal action dismissals, and favorable settlements.

Jalila Bell Esq. represents a varied list of persons, including but not limited to high-profile and celebrity clients, working professionals, artists, and laborers. Civil rights, labor, and employment, real and intellectual property rights, criminal and family law are areas of practice that Jalila frequently counsels. Her sought-after legal analyses have been upheld on summary judgment and on appeal.

Jalila is licensed to practice law in New York State and in the United States Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She received a Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University Law School and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Government and Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Mills College.

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Testimonials From Former Clients
I highly recommend Jenice and her team at Malecki Law. I had a challenging, and lengthly case. Jenice was professional, very knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. She managed to make the process far less stressful during a very difficult time. They care about their clients, and it definitely shows. Mario
Jenice is truly a miracle worker and one of the top securities lawyers. She handled a very difficult case for us, displaying her legal knowledge, intelligence, and savviness throughout the process. I cannot recommend her enough. The quality of work from her team rivals that of corporate law firms. She was always available, extremely professional, and made sure to know all the details of the case. We were very fortunate to have been referred to Jenice and highly recommend her for any securities related legal issues. Nathan A.
An excellent professional who represented us in trial regarding a bank fraud, an unexpected and difficult time. A professional that worked hard, persevering and who stood toe to toe against firms that had a team of excellent lawyers backing them up. Her unflinching determination really stands out, it makes you feel you have someone who really cares about trying to recover what you lost from the people that wronged you. Salomon Levi
It is difficult to thank you in words when gratitude comes from the heart, so I will try to link feelings with writing. It is essential for us to mention your excellence as a professional, your aptitude on legal fields, and your unavoidable persistence. All of these virtues that elevate the profession you exercise in such an admirable way, go hand in hand with your sense of ethics, your human warmth and the transparency in your actions. To sum up, thank you for being a listening ear and for having the right word while transmitting information about the legal process. Having you as our representative during such an adverse situation was a privilege and enough reason for our eternal gratitude. Angeles Aparain
To say that my securities litigation was complex would be a severe understatement. With multiple parties involved and spanning many years, trying to understand the issues was daunting to say the least. Jenice and her team broke down the transactions by segment and by party uncovering every hidden expense. In the end, I was more than happy and could not thank Jenice and her team enough. I would not hesitate to recommend Jenice to anyone. She is highly professional, incredibly knowledgeable, well connected to industry experts, has a tireless work ethic and is so pleasant and easy to communicate with. Five stars for sure! Andrew Loughrane