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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.


Trustee of Federal Bar Council, 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, 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 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 Gerschwer, Stephen Juris and Una Dean.

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Financial services litigation

Within: Financial services litigation

Tapping into the resources of general commercial litigators with substantial financial services experience, as well as lawyers with significant experience across white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is well positioned to represent banks, insurance companies, asset managers and broker-dealers across the spectrum of regulatory investigations, enforcement actions and private litigation, from both a civil and criminal perspective. 'Outstanding' New York-based partner Stephen Juris provides 'extremely strong oral and written advocacy skills' across private litigation and agency enforcement matters.

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Securities litigation - defense

Within: Securities litigation - defense

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP has a busy securities litigation practice in New York and Washington DC, and last year it handled litigation matters for some of the firm's largest corporate clients, including UnderArmour, Perrigo and Xerox. For UnderArmour, James Wareham in DC and Samuel Groner in New York secured the dismissal of a consolidated class action in which it was claimed that its officers made material misstatements regarding the company’s performance and future prospects, including allegations that it had failed to report declining consumer demand for its products. For pharmaceuticals company Perrigo, Wareham and DC-based James Anklam defended a 10b5 class action in which plaintiffs allege that the company's stock price fell due to, inter alia, overstatement of organic growth in the company and failure to disclose problems with the integration of Omega Pharma Invest. Other recommended partners in New York include Stephen Juris, Israel David and Scott Luftglass.

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