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Profiles in Diversity Journal Names Eileen Monaghan DeLucia, Karen Sebaski, and Jayme Jonat to 2018 Women Worth Watching List


New York—Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP associates Eileen Monaghan DeLucia, Karen Sebaski, and Jayme Jonat have been named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2018 Women Worth Watching list, which recognizes professional women across the globe who are influencing their workplaces and industries.

Eileen, along with her colleagues, has brought more than 20 residential mortgage-backed securities “putback” actions, which are putting to rest massive liabilities associated with the 2008 housing collapse. Representing HSBC, U.S. Bank, and other bank trustees, she has helped win numerous decisions shaping the landscape of this new breed of litigation. Eileen has also represented a laboratory in connection with a recalled arts and crafts product that, when ingested, metabolized into the ‘date rape drug’, and currently represents a former Rikers Island detainee, pro bono, alleging violations of his constitutional rights against the City of New York and individual corrections officers.

Karen has worked on cases at the frontier of science, including for client Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in its successful resolution of patent malpractice claims involving “short-hairpin RNA” technology, which is being used to discover new cancer therapies. She also recently brought a patent infringement action for NXP Semiconductors against Dell before the International Trade Commission, which settled in her client’s favor shortly before trial. In addition to patent disputes, Karen litigates high-stakes matters relating to securities and the financial markets and was part of a team that convinced a federal appellate court to reverse an order enforcing a $932 million arbitral award against a massive Turkish conglomerate. In her pro bono practice, Karen works with the International Refugee Assistance Program and a team of Columbia law students to provide comprehensive legal services to an Iraqi refugee seeking resettlement in the U.S.

Jayme has litigated a wide range of complex civil matters, including antitrust and securities class actions, contract disputes, and torts. She currently represents Visa in putative nationwide class actions and dozens of individual antitrust actions brought by some of the largest retail merchants in the world, including Target, Amazon, and Home Depot, and has successfully represented French industrial company Alstom in litigation against General Electric involving the most significant French M&A transaction of 2014. Jayme is also part of the HSG and ACLU team representing female flight attendants, pro bono, in a cutting-edge workplace discrimination case.

Eileen, Jayme and Karen are featured in the August 2018 issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal. Eileen's full profile can be viewed here. You can find Jayme's full profile here and Karen's full profile here.

HSG partners Dorit Ungar Black and Blair Kaminsky, and counsel Lani Perlman, were previously named to this list.

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