Biography

Jonathan (Yoni) Schenker represents and advises clients on a variety of matters including high-stakes structured finance litigation and other complex commercial litigation, data privacy and cybersecurity issues, and white collar defense and internal investigations.

From 2016 to 2017, Mr. Schenker served as a law clerk to the Hon. Beverly B. Martin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  From 2015 to 2016, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Kevin McNulty of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.  Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Schenker practiced at a large New York law firm.

Representative Matters

Structured Finance Litigation

  • Ongoing representation of a financial institution in a $2 billion breach-of-contract action against another financial institution, including case strategy, preparing experts for trial and deposition, and deposing expert witnesses and preparing their cross examination.
  • Ongoing representation of a financial institution in a $400 million breach-of-contract and fraud action against another financial institution, including taking depositions of key experts of the adversary.
  • Ongoing representation of a financial institution in a $500 million fraudulent inducement action against another financial institution, including drafting expert reports.

Complex Commercial Litigation

  • Represent a global medical device manufacturer in anti-diversion action, pursuing claims for trademark infringement and fraud.
  • Represent the Firm’s Art, Tax-Exempt Organization, and Real Estate clients in commercial disputes.
  • Defend a media company against allegations of trademark infringement.
  • Prevent publication of the trade secrets of a large healthcare company.

Privacy and Data Security

  • Advise clients regarding their obligations under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
  • Investigate data breaches and advise clients of their reporting requirements under both federal and state law.
  • Prepare third-party and vendor data security agreements to comply with the New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation and the CCPA.

White Collar Defense and Investigations

  • Investigate a large company in connection with potential allegations arising under the False Claims Act and state whistleblower laws.
  • Represent individuals subject to investigation and potential prosecution or fine by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Appeals

  • Draft a Supreme Court amicus brief for a union client that was cited by a Justice in her dissent.
  • Draft a Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of a law association.

Pro Bono

  • Represent an incarcerated person in a clemency petition.
  • Represent a veteran in a discharge upgrade petition.
  • Co-chair Associates’ Campaign at the Firm for the Legal Aid Society.
Admissions
  • New York