Allison Caffarone

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

B.A., Hofstra University
J.D., New York University School of Law

Phone: 516-463-6071


Before coming to Hofstra, Professor Caffarone practiced for nine years as a litigation associate at the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell, as part of the firm’s Criminal Defense and Investigations Group. At the firm, Professor Caffarone specialized in white collar criminal defense. She has represented individuals and institutions in investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, several state attorneys general, and non-U.S. regulatory agencies, including the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM) (Brazil) and De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) (The Netherlands). She has represented individuals, corporations, and financial institutions in numerous high-profile matters involving allegations of securities fraud, insider trading, money laundering, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions. Professor Caffarone has also represented clients on a pro bono basis in family and criminal cases.

In 2009, Professor Caffarone received the Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing. She is also a three-time recipient of the Empire State Counsel award for her commitment to pro bono service. She is a contributing author to the white collar crime treatise, Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations and has served on the New York City Bar Criminal Law Committee. She received her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law (2003) and a Bachelor of Arts from Hofstra University (1998).

Professor Caffarone joined Hofstra as an assistant professor of legal writing in 2012. In addition to legal writing, she teaches a number of pretrial skills courses and has designed and implemented an anti-corruption course to be offered in Spring 2014.