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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Una Dean

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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White Collar Defense, Regulatory Enforcement and Investigations, Cybersecurity, Anti-corruption Compliance and Enforcement (FCPA, UK Bribery Act), Litigation


Una A. Dean is a former federal prosecutor and litigation partner at Fried Frank. Ms. Dean represents individuals and institutions in critical matters, including criminal defense, regulatory investigations and internal investigations.  She also routinely advises corporate clients on issues relating to cybersecurity corporate governance, cyber preparedness and incident response.

Ms. Dean represents companies, boards and individuals in internal investigations involving whistleblower complaints, employee and board disputes, allegations of harassment and discrimination and claims of corporate fraud and other misconduct. She also represents companies and individuals in regulatory enforcement actions and criminal investigations in connection with allegations of foreign corrupt practices, insider trading, accounting fraud and money laundering.

As a member of Fried Frank’s Cybersecurity practice, Ms. Dean advises boards and companies on compliance with cybersecurity regulations, cybersecurity corporate governance, breach preparedness, training, cybersecurity risk disclosures and M&A due diligence.  She also represents companies that have been the victim of a successful cyber-attack or data breach, assisting with crisis management and serving as a critical liaison between clients and regulatory agencies and law enforcement.


Prior to joining Fried Frank in 2018, Ms. Dean served as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) from 2010-2017 and worked as an associate at an international law firm from 2004-2005 and 2007-2009. Ms. Dean also served as a law clerk for the Hon. William J. Martini in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 2005-2006.


Ms. Dean received her JD from University of Michigan Law School in 2004 (cum laude and Contributing Editor of the Michigan Law Review) and her BA from Harvard University in 1998 (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 GerschwerStephen Juris and Una Dean.

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