Whiteford, Taylor & Preston announced today that it has expanded its capabilities in the areas of white collar criminal defense, investigations and international criminal law with the addition of Dennis E. Boyle and Blerina Jasari in its Washington, D.C., office.
Blerina is a business litigation associate at Whiteford Taylor & Preston’s Washington, D.C., office.
Her practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, investigations and international criminal law. She has experience with a wide array of matters, including the representation of major corporations and individuals in criminal litigation. She has represented clients in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Blerina was previously an associate in the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance Group at an international law firm in New York. Her prior experience also includes a fellowship with the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Trial Division, and internships with the Office of the District Attorney, City of Philadelphia, the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the German Parliament, the U.K. House of Commons, and law firms in Germany and Australia.
Blerina speaks German, Albanian, French, and Spanish.
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