Yah E. Demann



Yah E. Demann focuses on prosecuting complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors.

Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, Yah was an associate at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, where she worked on complex commercial, white collar criminal defense and securities matters as well as financial and insurance recovery.

Yah’s notable experience included representing the federal conservator for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in suits seeking recovery of lost value of RMBS securities whose eventual settlement with primary and secondary defendants allowed recovery of more than $5 billion in losses.

Yah received her J.D. from Cornell Law School where she was a Note Editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. She also received the 2012 Immigration Equality Safe Haven Pro-Bono Award due to her successful representation of a Gambian immigrant seeking asylum in removal proceedings.


Cornell Law School
J.D., 2010

Dartmouth College
B.A., 2005


2011, New York

U.S. District Court
2012, Southern District of New York
2012, Eastern District of New York