James D. Wareham
James D. Wareham (“Jamie”) is Fried Frank’s Global Chair of the Litigation Department, resident in the Firm’s Washington, DC office.
For the past 30 years, Mr. Wareham has successfully defended numerous high-profile corporations in the banking, commodities, energy, defense, and consumer products sectors, many facing overlapping civil and criminal exposure with wide-ranging implications. As reflected in the below list of representative matters, he has served as lead counsel on behalf of multinational public companies, boards of directors, and senior executives in the defense of securities class actions, in connection with cross-border government investigations, and in proceedings before the United States Congress.
Mr. Wareham routinely advises company leadership, boards of directors, and special committees on complex and sophisticated financial matters and shareholder dispute issues. He has also led internal investigations around the globe arising out of bribery allegations, securities and accounting irregularities, and related matters.
Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Wareham served as a partner with a large international law firm. Before that, he served as the Global Chair of Litigation for a US-based multi-national firm.
Mr. Wareham received his JD from Northwestern University School of Law in 1986, where he served as a member of the Journal of International Law and Business, and his BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1981. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Illinois.