Janene Marasciullo, Trial Lawyer and FINRA/DOJ Veteran, Named Director of Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University’s Fairbridge Investor Rights Clinic

August 16, 2023
 Janene Marasciullo

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is pleased to announce that Janene Marasciullo, an experienced trial attorney and a veteran of FINRA and the Department of Justice, will join the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University as the Director of its Fairbridge Investor Rights Clinic and an adjunct professor. In 2021, Haub Law received a generous five-year grant to name its Investor Rights Clinic (formerly the Securities Arbitration Clinic) after Fairbridge Asset Management.

Professor Marasciullo brings over 25 years of public and private sector litigation experience to the role.  In addition to representing parties in FINRA arbitrations and enforcement proceedings, she has litigated complex securities, commercial, and civil fraud cases in federal and state courts across the country and at the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”).  In 2020, she joined the AAA’s Roster of Commercial Arbitrators.  Prior to entering private practice, Janene served as a Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice and as Senior Enforcement Counsel at NASD, the forerunner to FINRA.  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. 

"The Fairbridge Investor Rights Clinic offers students a truly unique opportunity to develop their advocacy skills by representing real clients during arbitrations and mediations at FINRA Dispute Resolution,” said Professor Marasciullo. “I am honored to join Haub Law’s distinguished experiential learning program.  I look forward to working with the students and the Haub Law community.”

“The Fairbridge Investor Rights Clinic is recognized across the country as a leader in securities arbitration and mediation and is considered one of the most unique experiential learning opportunities at Haub Law,” said Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University Dean Horace E. Anderson Jr. “Professor Marasciullo’s expertise and background in complex litigation and ADR will serve to bolster the student experience even further. We are thrilled to have her join us.” Under faculty supervision, student interns at the Fairbridge Investor Rights Clinic represent modest means investors in securities arbitrations and mediations administered by FINRA Dispute Resolution. Students interview and counsel clients, investigate facts, evaluate claims, research legal issues, and draft legal memoranda, and may conduct an arbitration or mediation, or negotiate a settlement. In the weekly seminar, students explore the substantive law of broker-dealer regulation, arbitration theory and practice, and lawyering skills.

Professor Marasciullo 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. She received her BA from Franklin & Marshall College.

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