Caroline Rule

Kostelanetz & Fink LLP

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Kostelanetz & Fink LLP
New York, NY
Work: 212-808-8100

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I grew up in Zimbabwe.  I have an undergraduate and graduate degree in Fine Art.  I then left the studio, took a right turn, and went to law school.  I never thought when I graduated that I'd still be practicing 30 years later.  I love the work I do, both white collar defense and tax defense (civil and criminal). I feel passionate about helping people at what are probably the worst times in their lives -- and also, as all defense lawyers should, about helping to keep the government's power in proper check.  I also do complex commercial litigation and -- one of my favorite things -- appellate work.

My husband, Bill Finnegan, writes for the New Yorker Magazine (and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2016 for a book about surfing).  I have a beloved daughter just about to start college.  When I'm not working, my main activities are reading (mainly detective novels) and walking.

Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Crime
  • Government Investigations
  • Tax Controversy
  • White Collar Crime