Jolène LaVigne-Albert joined the firm in 2016. Ms. LaVigne-Albert’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal and regulatory matters. Ms. LaVigne-Albert’s practice also includes commercial litigation and other civil litigation.
HER CRIMINAL AND REGULATORY REPRESENTATIONS HAVE INCLUDED:
- Representing a national financial institution in an investigation by various U.S. government agencies into fraudulent mortgage underwriting practices;
- Representing an international financial institution in an investigation by U.S. authorities into breaches of a Non-Prosecution Agreement related to the failure to report market misconduct;
- Representing a national financial institution in an investigation by the U.S. government into transactions with corporate insiders and related persons;
- Representing an international financial institution in an internal investigation into market manipulation and antitrust violations;
- Representing an international financial institution in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into money laundering;
- Representing individual witnesses in regulatory and criminal investigations.
HER COMMERCIAL AND CIVIL REPRESENTATIONS HAVE INCLUDED:
- Representing members of a telecommunication company’s compensation committee in a putative shareholder derivative suit alleging excessive executive compensation;
- Representing a foreign corporation facing environmental liability in the United States relating to the pollution of a water course by a paper mill;
- Representing an individual in a false arrest and malicious prosecution suit arising from a “buy and bust” drug operation in New York City;
- Representing an individual seeking political asylum in the United States;
- Representing an individual in her petition for legal status in the United States pursuant to the Violence Against Women Act;
- Provided legal advice to pro se litigants as a participant in the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project, an initiative of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the City Bar Justice Center.
Ms. LaVigne-Albert received her LLB from the Université de Moncton (New Brunswick, Canada) in 2011, where she was a recipient of the Université de Moncton’s Excellence Scholarship and the New Brunswick Law Foundation’s Prestige Scholarship. Ms. LaVigne-Albert participated in many moot court competitions while in law school and won individual awards for best advocate, best cross-examination and best closing statement in the McKelvey Cup, a regional trial advocacy competition. Before joining Schlam Stone & Dolan, Ms. LaVigne-Albert practiced with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (New York) and Stewart McKelvey (New Brunswick, Canada). In 2012-2013, Ms. LaVigne-Albert clerked for the Honorable Justice Thomas Cromwell of the Supreme Court of Canada. Ms. LaVigne-Albert was admitted to law school after having completed three years of a BBA with a major in accounting at the Université de Moncton. Before law school, Ms. LaVigne-Albert was a summer associate with the accounting firm LeBlanc Nadeau Bujold.
Ms. LaVigne-Albert is a member of the New York Bar as well as the Bars of the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Ms. LaVigne-Albert is also a non-practicing member of the Law Society of New Brunswick (Canada). Ms. LaVigne-Albert is fluent in French.