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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Stephen Juris

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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White Collar Defense and Securities Enforcement, Securities Enforcement and Regulation, Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Anti-Corruption Compliance and Enforcement, Energy and Energy Enforcement, White Collar Criminal Defense


Mr. Juris has extensive experience litigating complex commercial disputes and representing corporate and individual clients in connection with government investigations and regulatory enforcement matters. Mr. Juris has represented clients in sophisticated commercial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts, and has also conducted internal investigations across a diverse range of industries.


New York Council of Defense Lawyers, New York State Bar Association’s Hedge Fund and Capital Markets Litigation Committee, New York State Bar Association’s Committee on White Collar Criminal Litigation, American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee, Steering Committee of the English-American Litigation Forum, Federal Bar Council, New York State Bar Association


Mr. Juris received his JD from Yale Law School in 1998 (Editor, Yale Law Journal, Editor, Yale Law and Policy Review), and his BA from Brown University in 1994 (Magna cum laude)

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 ‘strong and experienced’ team is jointly head by ‘great leadersJames Wareham in Washington DC and Steven Witzel in New York. It is renowned for its individual representations in the securities and commodities fraud space. The team secured a victory for William Tirrell in a major SEC investigation and civil litigation, ending in a settlement that imposed no financial penalty and no suspension. It is also defending the Peruvian lawyer, Julio Antonia Castro Roca, against extradition proceedings initiated by the US government relating to an insider trading charge. Evan Barr is representing the former Citigroup foreign currency exchange trader, Christopher Cummins, in connection with ongoing investigations and prosecutions being conducted by the DOJ antitrust division. The ‘strategic and extremely knowledgeableStephen Juris is also recommended. The New York team was recently joined by Una Dean, a cybersecurity expert and the former assistant US attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Lawrence Gerschwer is also recommended for his ‘strong judgement’.

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Financial services litigation

Within: Financial services litigation

Utilising the resources of general commercial litigators who have substantial financial services experience, as well as a strong capability on the white-collar criminal defense front and internal investigations, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is well-placed to represent banks, insurance companies, private equity firms and broker-dealers across the gamut of regulatory investigations, enforcement actions and private litigation, both from a civil and criminal perspective. The ‘extremely knowledgeableStephen Juris is ‘adept in his development of strategies with the bounds of the law and is realistic and upfront about possible outcomes’. Scott Luftglass is also recommended.

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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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