Jan M. Folena

Co-Chair, Securities Litigation


Jan Folena


Jan Folena is a nationally recognized trial and appellate lawyer using her 20 years of enforcement and government experience to guide clients on securities, derivatives and financial services litigation. She advises and represents clients in all types of securities matters, including those involving investment managers, financial fraud, insider trading, foreign bribery, and matters involving complex financial instruments.

Prior to joining Stradley, Jan served as supervisory chief litigation counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, leading some of the industry’s most complex and high-profile cases in the Enforcement Division. She has appeared in federal courts across the nation as head trial attorney handling issues at the forefront of the securities and financial services industry. While at the SEC, she also served as assistant chief litigation counsel for the Asset Management Unit. She also served as chief trial counsel at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and trial counsel at the Department of Justice.

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Representative Matters

Jan’s experience includes:*

  • In the Matter of BlueCrest Capital Management Limited, 3-20162 (Dec. 8, 2020)
  • SEC v. Hvizdzak Capital Management et al., 20-cv-00154 (W.D.Pa. 2020)
  • SEC v. Luckin Coffee Inc., 20-cv-10631 (S.D.N.Y. 2020)
  • SEC v. Abraaj Investment Management Ltd., et al., 19-cv-3244 (S.D.N.Y. 2019)
  • SEC v. Spivak, et al., 15-cv-13704 (D.Mass. 2015)
  • In the Matter of BDO China, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Deloitte, and PWC, 2014 WL 242879 (2014)
  • In the Matter of Monsanto Company et, al., 3-11660 (2014)
  • SEC v. Mark Cuban, 08-cv-2050 (N.D.Tx. 2008)
  • SEC v. Satyam Computer Services Ltd., 11-cv-0672 (D.D.C. 2011)
  • SEC v. Delphi Corp., 06-cv-14891 (E.D.Mich. 2010)
  • SEC v. Vitesse Semiconductor Corp., 10-cv-09239 (S.D.N.Y. 2010)
  • SEC v. Li, Leung, and Wong, 07-cv-03628 (S.D.N.Y. 2007)
  • SEC v. Mintz and Rogers, 2008 WL 11408489 (S.D.Tx. 2008)
  • CFTC v. Commercial Hedge Services et al., 04-cv-3184 (D.Neb. 2004)
  • CFTC v. E-Metal Merchants et al., 05-cv-21571 (S.D.Fla. 2005)

*Includes representations prior to joining Stradley Ronon. 

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Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Delaware

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Challenging Issues for In-house Counsel & Compliance Professionals in Internal Investigations,” Stradley Ronon CLE
  • Panelist, “CPTO/CTA Issues,” FIA Law & Compliance Conference
  • Speaker, “SEC Cybersecurity Rules: Navigating a New Compliance Roadmap,” Omega Systems Webinar
  • Panelist, "Reg BI Compliance: What You Need to Know to Stay Ahead,” NICE Actimize and Bates Group
  • Presenter, “Crypto: New Frontiers and Unanswered Questions,” FIA Webinar
  • Panelist, "CFTC vs. SEC," FIA Law & Compliance Division Conference
  • Panelist, “Considering Crypto: Tales from the Trenches,” Investment Company Institute’s Investment Management Conference
  • Presenter, WIPL Annual Conference: Trends in SEC Enforcement*
  • Presenter, ISDA Annual Legal Forum: Developments in SEC Enforcement* 

*Includes certain speaking engagements prior to joining Stradley Ronon.

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  •  Arthur F. Matthews Award, “Ingenuity and Creativity in the Application of Securities Laws,” SEC
  • 2018 Chairman’s Award, “Outstanding Service to Main Street Investors,” SEC
  • 2008, 2010 and 2011 Enforcement Division Director’s Award, SEC
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