A Partner in the Litigation Department, Jaren Janghorbani focuses her practice on general litigation matters. She has been a part of the trial team in multiple multi-billion dollar litigations, including successfully defending Citigroup in New Jersey state court against claims arising out of the collapse of Parmalat, defeating claims worth more than $10 billion and achieving a $365 million counterclaim jury verdict for Citigroup. She has participated in the defense of multiple securities class actions and responded to inquiries from various regulatory agencies, including the DOJ, SEC and FINRA. Jaren has also been involved in the representations of several individuals facing civil and criminal proceedings. She has extensive experience with dispositive motion and appellate practice, in various state and federal jurisdictions including the United States Supreme Court. Jaren has also worked on numerous proceedings involving injunctive or expedited relief.
Jaren also maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing an individual incarcerated on Alabama’s death row and representing Edie Windsor at all stages in her challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which resulted in that law being struck down by the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor.
Jaren was a Hamilton Fellow and Kent Scholar at Columbia Law School, where she was also Essay and Review editor for the Columbia Law Review. Following her clerkships, she did a semester-long post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia Law School, focusing on federal jurisdiction and sentencing issues.
J.D., Columbia Law School
B.A., Columbia College
Hon. Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court
Hon. Kimba M. Wood, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Hon. Dennis Jacobs, U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP