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Hadassa Waxman is a partner in the Litigation Department, and a member of the White Collar and Securities Litigation Groups.

Hadassa has extensive experience as…

Hadassa Waxman is a partner in the Litigation Department, and a member of the White Collar and Securities Litigation Groups.

Hadassa has extensive experience as a prosecutor, most recently serving as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. She also has experience as Co-Chief of the General Crimes Unit, supervising approximately 50 AUSA’s during their first year in the office. In that role, she supervised 30 trials, tried nine trials of her own, and oversaw more than 1,000 unit cases involving wire fraud, mail fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, cybercrime and corporate criminal liability, among others. Additionally, she has tried nine jury trials during her tenure.

Hadassa is an adjunct professor of clinical law at NYU School of Law. She received her B.A. from Brandeis University; a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics; and her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Scholar.

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On April 28, 2020, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announced that companies that received loans of more than $2 million through the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) of the CARES Act will be closely scrutinized.  Mr. Mnuchin’s announcement followed public outcry after reports surfaced that large, and even publicly-traded, companies received loans through the PPP, which can be forgiven if used for payroll and certain other expenses, such as commercial rent and utilities.  Mr. Mnuchin stated that any loan greater than $2 million would be subjected to a full review before being forgiven and that the Small Business Administration (“SBA”), the agency backing…