Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Jonathan S. Kolodner is a partner based in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Mr. Kolodner’s practice focuses on criminal, securities, and other enforcement and regulatory matters as well as on complex commercial litigation.
Before joining Cleary Gottlieb, Mr. Kolodner was a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York from 2000 to 2012, where he served in numerous leadership positions and oversaw some of the most significant, high-profile investigations and prosecutions in the country. Most recently, he served as Acting Chief of the Criminal Division from October 2011 through January 2012. In that role, he supervised the Office’s more than 160 prosecutors in a wide range of matters relating to securities fraud, cybercrime, terrorism, and violent crimes.
Mr. Kolodner joined the firm as counsel in 2012 and became a partner in 2014. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1997 and an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1994. For the past four years, he has also been a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School. Mr. Kolodner clerked for the Honorable Chester J. Straub of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1998 to 2000, and for the Honorable John G. Koeltl of the United States
District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1997 to 1998.