Inna Sanamyan’s practice focuses on litigation, including government enforcement work, internal investigations, securities litigation, and general commercial litigation.

Inna has represented numerous financial institutions and corporations in federal and state court litigation as well as in regulatory matters involving the Department of Justice, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Reserve Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory agencies. She has also advised clients on enhancements to their compliance programs, including policies, trainings and controls.

Inna is also very active in Cleary’s pro bono practice, and has represented individual clients in various immigration and criminal matters. She has also advised small businesses and nonprofits on commercial issues.

Inna joined the firm in 2012.

Notable Experience

  • An international financial institution in parallel investigations being conducted by, among others, the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, relating to the FX market. Counsel to the same institution in regulatory investigations in the U.S. related to the setting of the ISDAFIX benchmark.

  • Warburg Pincus in securities litigation before the Central District of California arising out of its acquisition of Rural/Metro Corporation.

  • Brazilian commercial real estate company in successfully moving to dismiss a lawsuit in New York state court relating to a lease dispute.

  • Pro bono client who was a victim of sex trafficking, obtaining expungement of prostitution-related convictions and immigration relief.

  • Pro bono client who had participated in a criminal drug conspiracy under duress, obtaining highly favorable sentencing result.

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Selected Activities

  • Executive Articles Editor, Annual Survey of American Law, New York University School of Law