Emmanuel Fashakin, Jr. is a litigation associate and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) whose practice focuses on white collar and regulatory defense, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation. He is a member of the firm’s Data Strategy & Security practice.
Mr. Fashakin maintains an active pro bono practice and has experience representing clients in Federal criminal court following his secondment from fall 2019 through spring 2020 as a Special Assistant Federal Defender in the Southern District of New York. In 2019, he received the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project’s “Champion of Justice Award” for his commitment to pro bono service.
Mr. Fashakin joined Debevoise in 2014. From 2015 to 2016, he clerked for the Hon. Ramon E. Reyes, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Fashakin received his J.D., cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School in 2014, where he was an articles editor of the Brooklyn Law Review, Vice President of the Moot Court Honor Society, President of the Black Law Students Association, and a Dean's Merit Scholarship recipient. He received his B.A. from Hunter College in 2005. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Fashakin was an investigator with the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, where he investigated allegations of police misconduct.
Mr. Fashakin currently serves on the New York City Bar Association’s Government Ethics and State Affairs Committee, and the Association’s Committee on the Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers. Mr. Fashakin also currently serves as a member of the American Lawyer’s Young Lawyer Editorial Board.
Mr. Fashakin is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and is admitted to appear before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Northern District of Illinois, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.