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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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James Anklam

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP


James E. Anklam is a litigation partner, resident in Fried Frank’s Washington, DC office. His practice focuses on defending clients in securities litigations and government investigations, including matters arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). In addition, Mr. Anklam regularly defends clients in shareholder derivative litigations and represents clients in complex commercial disputes.


Following law school, Mr. Anklam completed a one-year judicial clerkship for the Honorable James L. Buckley of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.


Mr. Anklam received his JD, magna cum laude from Cornell Law School in 1987, and was a member of the Order of the Coif. He also served as the Symposium Editor for the Cornell Law Review. Mr. Anklam received his BA from the University of Virginia in 1981.

United States: Dispute resolution

Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP scores ‘A-plus on all fronts’, according to one client. Global litigation chair James Wareham in Washington DC leads on securities matters. His highlights from 2017 included advising pharmaceuticals company Perrigo in a class action - Roofers’ Pension Fund v Joseph Papa, et al - which alleged that the company inflated its share price by, among other things, failing to disclose integration problems following the acquisition of Omega Pharma, by overstating organic growth and via anti-competitive pricing in its generics division. The firm has a strong practice in New York, where William McGuinness and the ‘responsive and extremely knowledgeableStephen Juris (who is ‘adept in his development of strategies and is realistic about possible outcomes’) scored a victory for underwriters of MaxPoint Interactive’s 2015 IPO, when all claims were dismissed. Israel David, ‘superstarScott Luftglass, ‘thoughtful and creative’ and newly made-up partner Samuel Groner and DC-based James Anklam are recommended. In May 2018, Michael Keats joined from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.

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