JOHN L. REKLAITIS
New York, NY 10006
New York State Bar, First Department, February 2020
Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY
Juris Doctor, May 2019
Honors: Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law – Associate Editor
Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award – Magna Cum Laude Designation
CLEA Outstanding Clinical Team Award – Securities Litigation and Arbitration Clinic
Activities: Fordham Sports Law Forum – Problem Writing Committee
Georgetown University, Georgetown College, Washington, DC
Bachelor of Arts, Government, May 2013
GPA: Cumulative GPA: 3.46; Major GPA: 3.74
Honors: Phi Alpha Theta (Beta Pi Chapter) – History Honor Society
Dean’s List – Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012
Activities: Peer Advisor
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, New York, NY November 2019 – May 2020
Staff Attorney (Contract)
Worked on 30-person team within Financial Institutions Group dedicated to drafting and editing comprehensive regulatory submission for major U.S. bank regarding compliance, risk management, and customer remediation processes.
Facilitated artifact citation and cross-reference check processes to verify accuracy of facts and assertions across lengthy chapters and subsections.
Participated in strategy analysis discussions internally and with client to make organizational and substantive decisions.
Lincoln Square Legal Services, New York, NY January 2019 – May 2019
Legal Intern, Securities Litigation and Arbitration Clinic
Counseled pro bono clients engaged in disputes with brokers regarding matters such as misrepresentation, unsuitability, and churning.
Performed research and drafted memoranda analyzing securities transactions related to clients’ legal complaints.
Prepared discovery requests and other document productions for FINRA arbitration.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), New York, NY May 2018 – July 2018
Legal Extern, Department of Enforcement
Conducted research and drafted sanctions analysis for preliminary stage enforcement actions.
Provided legal analysis and drafted memoranda regarding key investigative issues, such as the level of involvement necessary to be considered a “participant” in a Ponzi scheme.
United States District Court for the District of Delaware, Wilmington, DE May 2017 – July 2017
Intern for The Honorable Richard Andrews
Researched and drafted orders and opinions on a variety of civil and criminal substantive and procedural matters.
Observed court proceedings, status conferences, and discovery disputes.
Kaye Scholer LLP (merged into Arnold and Porter in 2017), Washington, DC November 2013 – July 2016
Provided general paralegal support to office of 30 attorneys practicing litigation, white collar defense, and antitrust law.
Conducted document review using Kroll Ontrack, Relativity, and Concordance platforms.
Performed investigative research to assist attorneys in writing memoranda related to OFAC investigation.
Prepared document productions and SEC filings; cite-checked and proofread briefs.