Theresa Trzaskoma is a highly accomplished trial lawyer and trusted adviser with more than two decades of experience representing clients in a wide variety of civil and white collar criminal matters. She brings sound judgment and creativity to bear in each of her cases, and obtains excellent results for her clients through powerful advocacy and strategic decision making.
Ms. Trzaskoma is ranked by Chambers in White Collar Crime & Government Investigations and for more than a decade has been identified as one of Manhattan’s top white collar attorneys by Super Lawyers. She defends individual and corporate clients in criminal investigations and prosecutions, and in proceedings before regulatory agencies, including the SEC, FINRA, and the CFTC. Her white collar cases have involved allegations of securities fraud, corruption, money laundering, cryptocurrency fraud, health care fraud, accounting fraud, insurance fraud, antitrust violations, Ponzi schemes, OFAC violations, improper trading practices, embezzlement, insider trading, market manipulation and tax-related fraud. She has also conducted internal investigations on behalf of companies, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities.
In civil matters, Ms. Trzaskoma represents corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and individuals in federal and state courts across the country, as well as in international and domestic arbitrations. She has litigated a range of commercial cases, including securities and other class action litigation, contract matters, and partnership disputes, and she has particular expertise in matters involving complex financial transactions.
Ms. Trzaskoma attended the Honors College at the University of Michigan and graduated with a degree in Classical Archaeology. She attended the University of Texas School of Law as a prestigious Townes-Rice Scholar, and received numerous academic awards, including being inducted into the Chancellors honors society. She served as Articles Editor on the Texas Law Review. She graduated from Texas with honors and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Thereafter, Ms. Trzaskoma clerked for the Honorable Stephen R. Reinhardt on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Trzaskoma is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Sixth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, and various other federal district courts across the country. Ms. Trzaskoma is Chair of the New York chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, and is the Vice Chair of the WWCDA’s Executive Committee. She is also a member of the New York City Bar Association and serves on its White Collar Crime Committee. Ms. Trzaskoma is an active member of the University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association.