Irina Vasilchenko is a Partner in the New York office of Labaton Sucharow LLP and head of the Firm’s Associate Training Program. Irina focuses on prosecuting complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors.
Irina is recognized as an up-and-coming litigator whose legal accomplishments transcend her age. She has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List” and is recognized as a “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation and a “Rising Star” by Law360. Lawdragon has also named her one of the “500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America.”
Irina is actively involved in prosecuting In re Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Securities Litigation; In re Acuity Brands, Inc. Securities Litigation; and Vancouver Alumni Asset Holdings, Inc. v. Daimler AG. Since joining Labaton Sucharow, she has been part of the Firm's teams in In re Massey Energy Co. Securities Litigation ($265 million all-cash settlement); In re Fannie Mae 2008 Securities Litigation ($170 million settlement); In re Amgen Inc. Securities Litigation ($95 million settlement); In re Hewlett-Packard Company Securities Litigation ($57 million settlement); and In re SCANA Corporation Securities Litigation ($192.5 million settlement).
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.
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 is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Women in the Courts Task Force.
Irina received her Juris Doctor, 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, the Paul L. Liacos Distinguished Scholar, and the Edward F. Hennessey Scholar. Irina earned a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University.
Irina is fluent in Russian and proficient in Spanish.
2008, New York
U.S. District Court
2011, Southern District of New York
2011, Eastern District of New York