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Reetuparna (Reena) Dutta


Reena is the Co-Leader of the firm's False Claims Act & Whistleblower Representation, Food & Beverage, and Financial Institution Subpoena Compliance Practices. She specializes in helping clients – in a variety of industries – comply with complicated legal regimes to avoid unwanted and unwarranted government scrutiny.  Reena has a background in white collar criminal defense and has extensive experience representing clients in connection with civil and criminal government investigations and prosecutions, most notably in relation to:

  • The Federal False Claims Act
  • The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Tax fraud
  • Environmental violations
  • Contract disputes and civil fraud claims

Reena’s experience encompasses representing clients in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, construction, education, and real estate industries. Given the breadth of her experience, Reena has unique insight into the different patterns of investigations and opportunities for resolution. 

Moreover, her background in litigating against, and also working with, the government gives her valuable insight in counseling clients on compliance and corporate governance matters and maintaining cooperative and helpful relationships with government regulators.  Reena has also assisted companies in conducting internal investigations and in responding to, and addressing, government-initiated investigations, including responding to grand jury subpoenas, civil investigative demands, and other forms of legal process.  She has also helped individuals navigate the complicated subpoena process when they unwittingly find themselves involved in a legal dispute. 

Reena has extensive trial and appellate court experience, ensuring that clients have a strong and effective advocate when litigation becomes necessary. She has authored and presented on various topics relating to the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and New York State's food recycling law.


  • Western District of New York 2022 Pro Bono Award
  • Named to Buffalo Business First Class of 2022 "40 Under 40," 2022
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Criminal Defense: White Collar) 2022- 2024
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll, The United States District Court for the Western District of New York, 2022
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Criminal Defense: White Collar) 2020 - 2023
  • Leadership Buffalo, Class of 2020
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2014 - 2019
  • Finalist, Athena Young Professional Leadership Award, 2018
  • Elected to the Board of Directors for the Bar Association of Erie County, 2018
  • American Institute of Criminal Lawyers Ten Best Under 40, 2016
  • Lawyers of Color Hot List, 2013
  • Order of the Coif, George Washington University Law School
  • Former associate, George Washington Law Review

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