Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Una A. Dean has joined the Firm as a partner in the White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice, based in New York.
Ms. Dean joins from the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) where she worked as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA). During her time at the EDNY, Ms. Dean conducted cross-border investigations, secured convictions in numerous high-profile jury trials and argued multiple appeals before the Second Circuit. She also built a global cybercrime practice and served as the EDNY's first Cyber Specialist.
At Fried Frank, Ms. Dean will represent clients in white collar crime and internal investigations, including in the areas of international money laundering, sanctions, securities fraud, and public corruption. In addition, she will expand Fried Frank's cybersecurity practice, including in the areas of corporate governance, privacy and incident response.
“Una is a great addition to our highly regarded White Collar Defense and Government Investigations,” said Fried Frank chairman David J. Greenwald. “We look forward to working with her as she transitions back to the private sector and further develops her practice at the Firm.”
Ms. Dean earned a JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 2004 and an AB, magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 1998.
“We have a strong white collar practice at Fried Frank, and Una's extensive experience in sensitive and high profile investigations, as well as her cyber expertise, make her a great addition to the team,” added Steven M. Witzel, head of the Firm's White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice.
"Una is a talented litigator with strengths and experience in a wide range of matters that will complement our existing practice very well,” added James D. Wareham, global chair of the Litigation Department.
Fried Frank's White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice is comprised of former federal prosecutors and seasoned white collar lawyers. The practice has an international reputation for success in defending corporations and individuals under investigation for alleged securities, commodities and other financial frauds, insider trading, market manipulation, anti-corruption violations, money laundering, RICO violations, and procurement and health care fraud. Team members have substantial experience representing corporations and senior executives in connection with a wide range of white collar matters, as well as parallel regulatory and civil litigation matters, allowing them to offer tailored expertise in maintaining or restoring to clients the confidence of both the public and regulators.