OverviewIrina Vasilchenko concentrates her practice on prosecuting complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors.
Currently, Irina is actively involved in prosecuting In re Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Securities Litigation and In re Amgen Inc. Securities Litigation. Since joining Labaton Sucharow, she has been part of the Firm's teams in In re Massey Energy Co. Securities Litigation, where the Firm obtained a $265 million all-cash settlement with Alpha Natural Resources, Massey's parent company, as well as In re Fannie Mae 2008 Securities Litigation ($170 million settlement) and In re Hewlett-Packard Company Securities Litigation ($57 million settlement).
Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, Irina was an associate in the general litigation practice group at Ropes & Gray LLP, where she focused on securities litigation.
Irina maintains a commitment to pro bono legal service including, most recently, representing an indigent defendant in a criminal appeal case before the New York First Appellate Division, in association with the Office of the Appellate Defender. As part of this representation, she argued the appeal before the First Department panel.
Irina received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Boston University Law Review and was the G. Joseph Tauro Distinguished Scholar (2005), the Paul L. Liacos Distinguished Scholar (2006), and the Edward F. Hennessey Scholar (2007). Irina earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature with Distinction, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University.
She is fluent in Russian and proficient in Spanish.