- Successfully represented a New York Arab American client in the United States District Court in a multi-defendant white collar federal indictment with voluminous electronic surveillance. Due to relentlessly aggressive and strategic advocacy over the course of one year as well as meticulous analysis of audio and video surveillance recorded by a confidential informant, succeeded in getting the charges of conspiracy to internationally traffic in counterfeit goods and conspiracy to commit passport fraud dismissed and also succeeded in convincing the government that the client had no connection to terrorism. The young man then went on to become a college graduate with honor roll placement and also to volunteer his talents with an international organization that builds schools in Africa.
- As reflected on the full review on Avvo.com entitled "Second Chance," the client describes NiaLena as "not your typical attorney" but as someone who "will go well beyond her professional mandate and help you as a person" and who "will defend your rights and protect you when the prosecution attempts to exploit your weaknesses." The client further explains that "meeting NiaLena" was "the only positive thing that came from this bad experience" and shares his opinion that "believe me you want her on your side."