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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Evan Barr

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Litigation, Anti-Corruption Compliance and Enforcement, Securities Enforcement and Regulation, White Collar Criminal Defense and Securities Enforcement, Antitrust and Competition


A former federal prosecutor, Mr. Barr has represented individuals and companies in high-profile and sensitive investigations and prosecutions conducted by the Department of Justice, various US Attorneys' Offices, the SEC, the Internal Revenue Service, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, FINRA, and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Over the course of his 20 year career, he has handled matters involving virtually all aspects of white-collar crime.


Hon. Edmund V. Ludwig, US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1989-1990


Mr. Barr received his JD from Harvard Law School in 1989, and his BA from Harvard University in 1985 (Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP's team (which is 'always professional and personable') displays real aptitude for handling individual representations for clients in a variety of white-collar matters. It is chaired by James Wareham in Washington DC and Steven Witzel in New York. As an example of the group's capabilities, Witzel successfully represented William Tirrell, managing director and former head of regulatory reporting at Bank of America, in a four-year SEC investigation and active litigation relating to alleged securities law violations; Witzel achieved a settled order for the client. He also represents former New York City Department of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte in connection with investigations by the New York City Department of Investigation and other government entities, concerning the alleged personal use of City vehicles and illegal monitoring of telephone calls between inmates and the Department of Investigation. Other recommended practitioners include New York's Evan Barr (whose 'vast experience and understanding of securities law puts clients at ease'), Lawrence GerschwerStephen Juris and Una Dean.

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