NEW YORK – Bracewell’s Barbara S. Jones and Paul S. Shechtman have been named to City & State New York’s Law Power 100 List for 2022. They are among a group of honorees, which includes district attorneys, federal prosecutors, white-collar defense attorneys, public interest lawyers, law school deans and bar association leaders, recognized as the most influential leaders in the New York legal community.
Jones is a retired federal judge in the Southern District of New York and a partner in Bracewell’s New York office, where she provides advice and leadership on internal investigations, compliance programs, monitorships, arbitrations and mediations. Her recent engagements include an appointment to serve as a special master in the government’s investigation of Rudolph Giuliani’s business dealings in Ukraine.
Shechtman, also a partner in Bracewell’s New Office, is described by City & State as a “major power player in New York.” He served as counsel to the Manhattan district attorney and director of criminal justice under Governor George Pataki. Shechtman also represents Melissa DeRosa, who served as a top aide to former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during investigations into the Cuomo administration last year. This is the fourth time Shechtman has been included on the Law Power 100 List.