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A.B., Dartmouth College 

J.D., with highest honors, George Washington University Law School

Reena specializes in white collar criminal defense and government and internal investigations. She has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal court, as well as in mediation, in connection with civil and criminal government investigations and prosecutions, most notably in relation to:

  • The Federal False Claims Act
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Tax Fraud
  • Drug Offenses
  • Environmental Violations
  • Contract Disputes and Civil Fraud Claims

Reena represents companies and individuals in the financial services, construction, real estate, higher education, and health care industries. She also regularly counsels clients on compliance and corporate governance matters, including compliance with various privacy laws and responding to grand jury subpoenas and other forms of legal process. Reena has also assisted companies in conducting internal investigations and also in responding to, and addressing, government-initiated investigations. She has also helped individuals navigate the complicated subpoena process when they unwittingly find themselves involved in a legal dispute. 

Reena has authored and presented on various topics relating to white collar criminal defense, and whistleblower developments and trends.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Reena was an Intern at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Appellate Division and a Law Clerk at the Office of the Senate Chief Counsel for Employment.

Honors

  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2014 - 2017
  • Lawyers of Color Hot List, 2013
  • Order of the Coif, George Washington University Law School
  • Former associate, George Washington Law Review
  • American Institute of Criminal Lawyers Ten Best Under 40, 2016

Presentations

Publications

Community & Pro Bono

  • United Way board of directors
  • BN360 board of directors