Abena Mainoo’s practice focuses on investigations and complex civil litigation.

Abena has conducted multiple internal investigations. She also defends clients in government investigations and advises on corporate compliance programs. Abena has represented companies and individuals in civil RICO litigation, breach of contracts litigation, and class actions.

Abena joined the firm in 2009 and became a partner in 2018.

Notable Experience

  • Bosch in civil litigation and investigations in the U.S. concerning diesel emissions.

  • Global financial institution in internal investigation and investigations by the DOJ, SEC, and IRS.

  • Citigroup in investigations of FX rates by the DOJ and bank regulators, global investigations of benchmark rates, and related compliance reviews.

  • Financial institution in an investigation by the DOJ and OFAC of potential violations of U.S. sanctions.

  • BNP Paribas and HSBC in winning dismissal of civil RICO and related state law claims in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and on appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

  • Petrobras, PGF, and individual officers and directors in securities class action and multiple individual actions in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

  • Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. and certain of its current and former officers and directors in winning the dismissal of a putative securities class action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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Selected Activities

Secretary, Federal Bar Council

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