Representing President Donald Trump in his attempt to block prosecutors from reading documents pertaining to him that were obtained in the government raid on Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen's office, home and hotel room is Joanna C. Hendon.
Hendon is a graduate of Yale Law School and is a partner at Spears & Imes LLP.
From the Spears & Imes bio on Hendon:
Joanna C. Hendon has been a litigator for more than 20 years, with substantial trial experience. She has focused on white collar criminal defense, securities enforcement, and complex civil litigation. Ms. Hendon has been named by Chambers & Partners as a Leader in the Field of White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. Chambers reports that Ms. Hendon receives widespread acclaim for her work. Sources state that she is an“‘off-the-charts brilliant’ attorney whose ‘ability to take charge and put you at ease’ is regarded by clients as an ‘incredible’ asset.’‘ According to Chambers, Ms. Hendon “fields an impressive string of recent victories in criminal cases, including at the appellate level.”
Early in her career Ms. Hendon was a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York. There, she served in the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit and prosecuted cases involving securities fraud, bribery, mail and wire fraud, and tax fraud. During her years as a prosecutor, Ms. Hendon tried numerous cases and argued appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In 2000, Ms. Hendon received the U.S. Attorney General’s John Marshall Award, the Department of Justice’s highest award for excellence at trial.