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Jenice L. Malecki

Jenice L. Malecki, Director. JENICE L. MALECKI, ESQ. is a well-known New York securities attorney and has been a FINRA arbitrator and Chairperson.  She represents individual and institutional investors, licensed industry participants in regulatory hearings and employment disputes, as well as whistleblowers.  Since 2012, Ms. Malecki has been named a Top Attorney by Super Lawyers and the National Law Journal, featured in the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, National Law Journal and other publications, as well as being named as one of “New York’s Women Leaders in the Law 2014.” Ms. Malecki was awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest legal ability rating of “AV Preeminent”, a distinction she has long maintained. She appears regularly on TV, in the news and on the radio. She is a frequent bar association and law school speaker, as well as a seasoned authority on New York law, who frequently files official comments for consideration on new rules and laws. In 2014 and 2015, she visited Senators and House of Representatives members’ offices to garner support for the Investor Choice Act of 2013 currently on the floor of the House of Representatives and to persuade the Senate to pass similar legislation.

Ms. Malecki is a member of FINRA’s National Arbitration and Mediation Committee, has been on the Board of Directors (and an Officer of) the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), she is currently on the Board of the PIABA Foundation, as well as has been a member of the Securities and Exchanges Committee at the New York City Bar Association, as well as the New York State Bar Association. She has spoken at the Practicing Law Institute (PLI), the New York City Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers Association on several panels, and at St. John’s Law School, Brooklyn Law School and New York Law School, in addition to speaking annually at PIABA’s year-end conference. Ms. Malecki has also participated in mock trials at Yale, FINRA and Albany Law School’s clinic.

Ms. Malecki has appeared on Wall Street Journal Live, NBC’s Today Show, Fox Business News, ABC’s Eyewitness News, Bloomberg Television, China TV, EBR TV and on other syndicated shows and networks. She also has appeared on Steve Forbes’ in-flight radio show “America’s Most Influential Women in Government, Technology, Business, and the Law”, as well as other nationally syndicated radio programs. She and her cases have been and continue to be cited in numerous industry publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Forbes and Newsweek. The Wall Street Journal is featuring Ms. Malecki in an educational video clip about the arbitration process at FINRA, the Financial Regulatory Authority. Ms. Malecki’s career has been the subject of an article of Law Crossing.

Jenice L. Malecki’s experience as a New York securities attorney began in class action litigation, In re Crazy Eddie, counsel’s office of the lead plaintiffs. Throughout the 1990s she represented numerous broker dealers and was instrumental in regulatory matters against well-known “boiler room” stock fraud of the era, including working with people and firms associated with the notorious “Wolf of Wall Street.” In 1999 Ms. Malecki founded her own practice, MALECKI LAW, in Manhattan.