Paul Weiss

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New York, NY 10019-6064
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A partner in the Litigation Department, Jessica Carey has extensive experience handling a broad range of criminal, regulatory and complex commercial litigation matters for financial institutions, hedge funds and corporations, with a focus on white collar criminal matters and internal investigations. Jessica also handles a variety of other matters including securities, class action, insurance and general commercial litigation matters.


Deputy Chair of the White Collar Crime & Regulatory Defense Practice Group, Jessica has represented numerous financial institutions in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice as well as federal and state banking regulators and other government agencies.  She also represents banks and hedge funds in securities and commercial matters in federal and state courts across the country, as well as before the SEC and federal and state regulatory authorities.

Jessica's current and recent representations include:

  • A financial institution in global investigations of its compliance with Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering requirements.
  • A financial institution in federal criminal and state regulatory investigations concerning collateralized debt obligations.
  • A number of financial institutions in actions in federal and state courts relating to structured mortgage products, including CDOs and mortgage-backed securities.
  • A major investment bank in numerous governmental inquiries, regulatory investigations, and class action lawsuits arising from the global financial crisis.
  • A leading regional bank in matters relating to its loan servicing.
  • A financial institution and individuals before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.
  • A hedge fund in connection with various regulatory inquiries concerning valuation and trading issues.

Jessica served as notes and articles editor of the Fordham Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Jessica also serves as the Co-Chair of the Women's Initiatives Committee.



  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2003
    cum laude
  • B.A., Boston College, 1999
    summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • New York

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