Jolène maintains a cross-practice that includes commercial litigation (in particular, intellectual property matters) as well as white-collar criminal defense. She is experienced in all aspects of civil and criminal litigation, from internal investigations and negotiations with adversaries and prosecutors, to motion practice, discovery and trial. In recent years, she conducted two federal criminal jury trials and a bench trial in New York State court involving a billion-dollar intellectual property dispute. In addition to her United States-based clients, Jolène regularly advises Canadian and other international clients. She is fluent in French.

Jolène entered law school after completing three years of a B.B.A. with a near-perfect GPA. She studied common law in French at the Université de Moncton in Canada, where she graduated first in her class, and obtained her LL.B in 2011. Jolène clerked for Justice Thomas Cromwell of the Supreme Court of Canada before practicing with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York.

Commercial Litigation

  • Intellectual property
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Conversion of corporate assets
  • Arbitration
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of contract

Criminal Defense

  • Insider training
  • Wire and mail fraud
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Embezzlement from employee benefit plan
  • Money laundering
  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act
  • Tax evasion (income and sales tax)
  • Price-fixing
  • Compassionate release/ re-sentencing
  • Violations of New York City’s Conflicts of Interest Law
  • State crimes of harassment and grand larceny

Gender-Based Litigation and Matters Involving Sexual Harassment and Violence, Including Internal Investigations

  • Discrimination under federal, state and local laws, including gender-based and pregnancy-based discrimination
  • Federal and state laws on parental leave
  • Sex trafficking laws
  • Sexual assault, including advising victims about reporting sexual assaults to criminal authorities, and both bringing and defending civil suits related to sexual assault
  • Claims by the New York Attorney General of gender-based hostile work environments
  • Petition for legal status under the Violence Against Women Act
  • Selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list for Business Litigation, 2021
  • Selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list for Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2021
  • Selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list for Intellectual Property Litigation, 2021
  • Selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list for Civil Litigation, 2021
  • New York City Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

“I like to dig into the issues until I find solutions for my clients.”