Kassandra Jordan Denis
Kassie Jordan Denis is an associate in the litigation department in New York. Kassie maintains a diverse practice, with experience advising clients in connection with governmental and internal investigations, complex commercial litigations, international risk compliance, and regulatory matters involving securities, futures, and derivative financial products. Since joining Ropes & Gray, Kassie has represented clients in civil litigations, with experience in early discovery phases through trial, as well as in investigations, inquiries, and examinations by the DOJ, SEC, state Attorneys General, FINRA, CME, ICE, CFE, NFA, and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
Prior to joining the firm, Kassie interned at the appeals division of the New York County District Attorney’s Office and served as managing director of A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual, a student-run publication created for incarcerated individuals. She also externed at both the criminal division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the labor and employment division of the New York City Law Department.
Additionally, Kassie was a research assistant at the Columbia University Center for Public Research and Leadership, competed on the Society for Immigrant and Refugee Rights moot court team, and served as president of the Columbia Law Soccer Club.
- Represents leading multinational financial services firm in connection with regulatory inquiries, audits, and exams, with a focus on futures and swaps products.
- Represents a variety of clients—including individuals, financial services institutions, investment firms, public and private companies, and investment managers—in connection with regulatory and governmental inquiries, investigations, examinations, and enforcement.
- Advises major private equity and investment firms in connection with international anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and sanctions risk assessments, including subsequent compliance monitoring of acquired portfolio companies and compliance program uplifts.
- Advises clients in connection with internal investigations into an array of issues, including whistleblower allegations and Advisers Act compliance.
- Representing autism early intervention provider in connection with subcontractor billing dispute.
- Member of litigation team that represented a limited liability company’s CEO and majority unit holder in complex commercial litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery and Supreme Court, in connection with claims concerning contractual interpretation, fiduciary duties, and reformation of limited liability company agreement.
- Advised international commodities trading firm in connection with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol audit of various importing activities and compliance.
Pro Bono Practice
- Representing a domestic violence survivor in uncontested divorce proceedings, successfully resolving a related lease dispute between the client and her landlord.
- Secured favorable result for client seeking de novo review of U.S. citizenship naturalization application in Massachusetts federal court, as the DOJ remanded client’s case back to USCIS for reconsideration.
- Obtained a favorable settlement in Kings County Family Court for client facing adverse determination in neglect proceedings.
- Co-author, “Piling On? Examining the Reality of Multi-Jurisdictional FCPA Resolutions,” The Anti-Corruption Report (July 11, 2018)
- JD, Columbia University School of Law, 2016; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; managing director, A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual
- BA (History/Public Policy), magna cum laude, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2013; Henry Rutgers Scholar (awarded for outstanding undergraduate thesis); Eagleton Institute of Politics Undergraduate Associate
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2017
- New Jersey, 2018