Karl A. Groskaufmanis

Karl A. Groskaufmanis

  • Partner
  • General Counsel
  • White Collar Defense, Regulatory Enforcement & Investigations
  • Washington, DC
  • T:   +1.202.639.7314
  • F:   +1.202.639.7003
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Karl A. Groskaufmanis is a litigation partner resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office and a member of the Firm's Securities Enforcement and Regulation Practice. Mr. Groskaufmanis also serves as general counsel for the Firm. He joined Fried Frank in 1988 and became a partner in 1995.

With over 30 years of experience in the securities industry, his practice has included United States Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement investigations, insider trading inquiries, internal investigations and related securities litigation.  He also advises public companies and institutional investors on the application of the securities laws to their businesses.

Mr. Groskaufmanis is a frequent speaker and author on corporate and securities law issues.  He has lectured before law school classes at Yale, Harvard and Cornell University, among others.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Groskaufmanis is consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Securities: Regulation: Advisory and has been recognized in Securities: Regulation: Enforcement.  He is additionally recognized by Legal 500 in Financial Services Litigation, and has been recognized in Litigation: White-Collar Criminal Defense.

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

District of Columbia; Massachusetts

Practices & Industries


University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD – 1988
  • Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
University of Toronto Faculty of Law, LLB – 1987
Cornell University, BS – 1984
  • with honors


  • French
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