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Yelena is a partner in the Special Matters and Investigations practice in the New York office of King & Spalding. Yelena focuses on white-collar criminal defense litigation, internal and government investigations, corporate compliance, and regulatory matters. Yelena has represented corporations and individuals in a wide array of matters, including the False Claims Act; the Anti-Kickback Statute; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and criminal sanctions. She works with clients facing government investigations conducted by various divisions of the Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorneys' Offices, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and various state agencies and state attorneys general.

Yelena received her J.D. (cum laude) from Fordham University School of Law in 2013, where she served as Articles and Notes Editor of the Fordham Law Review, and as Associate Editor on the Fordham Moot Court Board. While at Fordham, Ms. Kotlarsky served as a summer intern for the Hon. Sherry Klein Heitler, Administrative Judge, Supreme Court, New York County.  

Publications

  • “SEC Behind Times in 'Modernizing' Administrative Proceedings,” New York Law Journal (November 2015)
  • “R (AL) v Serious Fraud Office: further divergence between UK and US investigations practice on the horizon,” Thomson Reuters Practical Law UK (May 2018)
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Credentials

J.D., Fordham University School of Law

B.A., Cornell University

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

News

In the News · Source: Law.com, The Global Legal Post, Global Arbitration Review, IJGlobal, The Deal, Law360 Pulse, Australasian Lawyer, The Daily Report, Le Monde du Droit and La Lettre des Juristes d'Affaires

December 8, 2022
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Matters

Representing a global medical device manufacturer in an investigation based on allegations of Anti-Kickback Statute violations.

Advising a pharmaceutical company in a DOJ False Claims Act investigation.

Conducting an internal investigation on behalf of a major Turkish bank in connection with allegations of money laundering and sanctions violations.

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Representing a global medical device manufacturer in an investigation based on allegations of Anti-Kickback Statute violations.

Advising a pharmaceutical company in a DOJ False Claims Act investigation.

Conducting an internal investigation on behalf of a major Turkish bank in connection with allegations of money laundering and sanctions violations.

Represented an SEC-registered credit rating agency in connection with industry-wide investigations being conducted by the SEC and the New York Attorney General concerning potential ratings shopping.

Performing internal compliance reviews and anticorruption analysis for a global insurance broker.

Advising an international oil and gas company on compliance issues related to overseas projects.

Representing a professional sports team owner in connection with an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Insights

Article · Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Litigation Center Blog

October 13, 2022
Top False Claims Act Developments

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August 2, 2021
Health Headlines August 2, 2021

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News

In the News · Source: Law.com, The Global Legal Post, Global Arbitration Review, IJGlobal, The Deal, Law360 Pulse, Australasian Lawyer, The Daily Report, Le Monde du Droit and La Lettre des Juristes d'Affaires

December 8, 2022
K&S elects 24 new partners and promotes 17 counsel across 15 cities

View all

Matters

Representing a global medical device manufacturer in an investigation based on allegations of Anti-Kickback Statute violations.

Advising a pharmaceutical company in a DOJ False Claims Act investigation.

Conducting an internal investigation on behalf of a major Turkish bank in connection with allegations of money laundering and sanctions violations.

See more
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Matters

Representing a global medical device manufacturer in an investigation based on allegations of Anti-Kickback Statute violations.

Advising a pharmaceutical company in a DOJ False Claims Act investigation.

Conducting an internal investigation on behalf of a major Turkish bank in connection with allegations of money laundering and sanctions violations.

Represented an SEC-registered credit rating agency in connection with industry-wide investigations being conducted by the SEC and the New York Attorney General concerning potential ratings shopping.

Performing internal compliance reviews and anticorruption analysis for a global insurance broker.

Advising an international oil and gas company on compliance issues related to overseas projects.

Representing a professional sports team owner in connection with an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Insights

Article · Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Litigation Center Blog

October 13, 2022
Top False Claims Act Developments

Newsletter

August 2, 2021
Health Headlines August 2, 2021

View all

News

In the News · Source: Law.com, The Global Legal Post, Global Arbitration Review, IJGlobal, The Deal, Law360 Pulse, Australasian Lawyer, The Daily Report, Le Monde du Droit and La Lettre des Juristes d'Affaires

December 8, 2022
K&S elects 24 new partners and promotes 17 counsel across 15 cities

View all

Credentials

J.D., Fordham University School of Law

B.A., Cornell University

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York