Attorney Profile

Kate Rhodes Janofsky
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Tel: (212) 370-1300
Fax: (212) 370-7889


Kate Rhodes Janofsky

Kate Rhodes Janofsky is a commercial litigator and white collar defense attorney.  She has experience representing and advising corporations, financial institutions, and individuals in state and federal matters across multiple substantive areas of the law.  Ms. Janofsky also regularly represents individuals and companies in criminal and regulatory investigations.

Ms. Janofsky has experience in a broad range of industries, including financial services, real estate, and hospitality. She has litigation experience in matters involving complex commercial transactions, contract disputes, business torts, mergers and acquisitions, arbitration, securities law, and bankruptcy-related litigation. She also counsels and represents clients on matters concerning alleged securities violations, reporting violations, insider trading, and false statements.

Ms. Janofsky has represented clients in all phases of disputes and investigations.  Her trial experience includes a win on behalf of a major broker-dealer successfully enjoining a multi-hundred million dollar FINRA arbitration, a favorable outcome that was also affirmed on appeal by the circuit court.  She is also skilled at evaluating litigation risks and helping clients to resolve disputes favorably out of court through mediation or private settlement.  Her defense experience includes high stakes matters investigated by multiple state and federal agencies and branches of the U.S. government. 

Active in pro bono representations, she has also worked on a number of wrongful conviction cases.  Most recently, after extensive briefing and appeals, a state supreme court favorably ruled denying efforts by prosecutors to reinstate the death sentence of an inmate claiming his innocence.   

Prior to joining EGS, Ms. Janofsky spent eight and a half years with Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP, where she was a member of the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Group.

Ms. Janofsky has a doctor of jurisprudence from NYU School of Law.  She has a second doctor of jurisprudence from Osgoode Hall Law School in Canada, and a bachelor degree from McGill University.