Mor Wetzler is an associate in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office.
Her practice includes all aspects of commercial litigation, with a focus on white collar and securities matters, government and internal investigations, and compliance with anti-corruption laws. Ms. Wetzler has represented individuals and companies in state and federal litigation, investigations and other proceedings and has helped institutions in various industries enhance their compliance programs and procedures.
Ms. Wetzler received her J.D. from Cornell Law School (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif) in 2007 and her B.A. with a double major in English and Chemistry (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Buffalo in 2000. Ms. Wetzler interned with the Honorable Rosemary S. Pooler, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 2006-2007 and served as law clerk to the Honorable Lawrence E. Kahn, Northern District of New York in 2008-2009. Ms. Wetzler is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is a member of the Bars of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York.
- Represented a pharmaceutical company in an internal risk assessment and analysis of its global anti-corruption compliance program and related processes and protocols; Recommended and assisted in implementing enhancements to the anti-corruption compliance program.
- Represented a technology company in an internal investigation relating to commercial activities in Asia.
- Represented public and private companies in investigations by the SEC and DOJ involving securities-related issues.
- Represented a pharmaceutical company in internal investigations regarding intellectual property issues.
- Represented a state investment office managing more than $20 billion in assets in connection with federal "pay-to-play" investigations concerning the role of placement agents in various hedge fund, private equity, public equity, and real estate investments made by the state.
- Representing FIM Advisers/FIM Limited and principals in clawback/fraudulent conveyance action in Madoff bankruptcy proceedings.
- Secured dismissal for FIM Advisers/FIM Limited and principals of a nationwide class action alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and various contract claims relating to investments in Madoff securities.
- Secured dismissal with prejudice of an auction rate securities case involving MRU Holdings, Inc., a financial services company specializing in higher education financing.
- Secured dismissal with prejdice for Credit Based Asset Servicing and Securitization Inc., a subprime mortgage secondary seller of a $64B securities fraud class action alleging misrepresentation of underwriting disclosures.
Speaking Engagements and Publications
Ms. Wetzler has given presentations on anti-corruption developments and best practices, attorney-client privilege, including privilege in investigations, effect of ESI on privilege, and the application of privilege to companies' diversity analysis, as well as presentations regarding pleading standards and eDiscovery.
Selected publications include:
- "Mobile Business Communications May Result in Litigation Risk," New York Law Journal EDiscovery special edition, March 18, 2013
- “Line in the Sand: What Actions Bring Foreign Nationals Within Reach of an FCPA Action,” Client Alert, March 2013
- “The Supreme Court Considers Critical Issues That Will Shape Class Actions,” New York Law Journal, March 6, 2013
- “E-Discovery Trends: Looking Back to Move Forward,” Law360, March 2013
- “Understanding and Maximizing Use of Expert Witnesses”, ABA Trial Techniques Committee Newsletter, Winter 2013
- “When Companies ‘Friend,’ ‘Like’ and ‘Tweet’ Their Way to Distant Courts,” New York Law Journal, October 2012
- “Lessons Learned from Pfizer's Settlement of FCPA Claims,” Client Alert, August 2012
- “International Corruption Risks Facing Financial Institutions,” The FCPA Report, July 25, 2012
- “Social Media: Threats to Confidential and Privileged Communications,” The Young Lawyer, July/August 2012, Vol. 16, No. 9
- “Do New Technologies Threaten Your Privileged Communications?” Inside, the magazine of the Corporate Counsel Section of the NYS Bar Association, Spring/Summer 2012, Vol. 30, No. 1
- “Navigating the Spoliation Case Law Divide,” New York Law Journal, Complex Litigation Special Section, June 11, 2012
- "Morrison’s Reach: Limiting Extraterritoriality Beyond the Securities Laws," ABA International Law Quarterly, Fall 2011
- "E-discovery: Getting To The Starting Gate," ABA Young Advocates Newsletter, Summer 2011
- "SEC Enacts Even More Rigorous Whistleblower Program After Public Comment", Client Alert May 2011
- "Supreme Court Rejects Bright Line Test of 'Statistical Significance' for Materiality in Securities Claims," Client Alert, March 2011
- "Advice from the Trenches: How to Take a Deposition," ABA Young Advocates Newsletter, Spring 2011
- "FCPA and UK Bribery Act Risks Facing Financial Institutions," Ethisphere, February 2011
- "What's in the Cards for Subprime Securities Issuers?" ABA Securities Litigation Newsletter, Winter 2011
- "What Ashcroft v. Iqbal Means for Securities Pleading Standards," ABA Pretrial Practice and Discovery Newsletter, January 2011
- "Morrison Shortens The Long Arm Of The Law," Law 360, January 5, 2010
- "Post-Morrison Fallout: the Future of F-Squared Securities Class Actions and the Extraterritorial Application of Other Statutes," ABA Securities Litigation Committee, October 2010
- "Playing in the Red Zone: What Does it Really Take to 'Nudge' the Complaint Over the Line Under Iqbal and Twombly," ABA Pretrial Practice and Discovery Newsletter, Spring 2010
- "The Role of Reg AB," New York Law Journal, June 2010
- Cornell Law School, J.D., 2007
- State University of New York Buffalo, B.A., 2000