Janene M. Marasciullo

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Director, Fairbridge Investor Rights Clinic


BA, Franklin & Marshall College (1986)
JD, George Washington University (1990)

Professor Janene Marasciullo, who teaches the Fairbridge Investor Rights Clinic, is an accomplished advocate with over 25 yeas of first-chair trial experience.  She has litigated hundreds of complex commercial, securities, civil fraud, trade secret and employment disputes in federal and state courts and in various arbitral fora, including AAA and FINRA Dispute Resolution.   She is also a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Commercial Arbitrators and New York State certified commercial mediator. 

Prior to entering private practice in 2007, Janene was a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she represented the United States in complex commercial, civil fraud, and tax cases and won multiple performance awards.  Janene also served as Senior Counsel in Enforcement Department of NASD, the predecessor to FINRA, where she won the President’s Award. She began her career as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. D. Brooks Smith, while he was a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  Janene received her JD with honors from George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of the George Washington Journal of International Law & Economics.

Fellowships & Scholarships:
1989-90 GW Law Honors Scholarship for Academic Excellence
1988-89 GW Trustee Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Honors & Awards:
LI Business News, Who’s Who in Employment Law, 2011
NASD President’s Award for Outstanding Service, 2023
US Department of Justice Civil Division Special Commendation Award, 2000
US Department of Justice Performance Commendations, 1998 - 2001



Removability and the Rule of Law:The Independence of the Solicitor General, 57 George Washington Law Review 750 (1989)

DOL’s Second Attempt to Regulate Retirement Advice, Aon Advisors Quarterly Newsletter, (Winter 2021)

The Future of ACA’s Contraceptive Mandate After Little Sisters of the Poor, 48 Bloomberg Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal 196 (August 7, 2020)

Recruiting Registered Representatives in a Post-Protocol World, Aon Advisors Quarterly Newsletter (Winter 2018)

Identity Theft and Cyber Security:What the SEC and FINRA Think You Should Know, Risk Reduction & Loss Prevention (May 2015 and October 2015)

Seller Beware:FINRA’s New Suitability Rule and the Sale of Complex Products, 44 BNA Securities Regulation & Law Report 1889 (Oct. 15, 2012)

Speaker Beware:FINRA’s New Suitability Rule Redefines Recommendations, Aon Advisors Quarterly Newsletter (Fall 2012)

BDCs:What You Need to Know, Aon Advisors Quarterly Newsletter (Winter 2012)

The Importance of Due Diligence to Suitability Determinations, Aon Advisors Quarterly Newsletter (Summer 2009)