Robert E. Juceam

Robert E. Juceam

  • Of Counsel
  • Litigation
  • New York
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Robert E. Juceam is of counsel to the Firm, resident in Fried Frank's New York office.  He joined the Firm in 1966, became a partner in 1974 and of counsel to the Firm in 2006.  From 1995 to 2001, he chaired the litigation department in the Washington, DC office.

During Mr. Juceam's 51 years of practice of civil and white-collar criminal law litigation and investigations he has defended public companies and directors of public companies who were charged with federal securities and Investment Company Act violations; conducted private investigations parallel to federal regulatory law enforcement proceedings; and served as lead counsel or principal investigator in internal corporate and special litigation committee investigations.  He has led major litigation claims and defense of claims in insurance and reinsurance proceedings. 

Mr. Juceam's diverse experience also includes lead responsibility in mediation, arbitration and judicial proceedings involving commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, securities-class actions, FOIA, administrative and constitutional law, injunctive and damages claims against the federal government, real estate, employment, immigration and naturalization, criminal law including resentencing, matrimonial law, defense of attorneys and architects in malpractice and professional disciplinary proceedings, intellectual property and unfair competition.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Juceam was honored in 2017 by the Senior Lawyer’s Division of the American Bar Association with the John H. Pickering Award, which recognizes outstanding lawyers or judges with a record of service dedicated to improving access to justice for all.

William Hubbard, the President of the American Bar Association, at a meeting of its Board of Governors on July 30, 2015,  presented Mr. Juceam with the following Presidential Citation:
"For his irrepressible passion for advancing immigration reform in the United States; for his infinite determination and distinguished leadership in advancing the ABA's role in ensuring fairness and due process for immigrants and asylum-seekers; and for his countless notable achievements as President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Chair of the ABA's Coordinating Committee on Immigration Law, The American Bar Association is pleased to present Robert Juceam this 2015 Presidential Citation."
In 2013, Mr. Juceam was honored by The Pro Bono Institute (PBI) as a recipient of the 2013 Chesterfield Smith Award in recognition of his dedication to pro bono and public service.

Mr. Juceam was also honored by The American Lawyer as a 2010 Lifetime Achiever for his life-long commitment to pro bono work, and more specifically, immigration matters. 

He has received honors and awards from numerous organizations including: the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Center for Constitutional and Human Legal Rights, the Haitian Refugee Center, the Legal Aid Society, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Immigration Law Foundation.

Professional Associations

Mr. Juceam serves on the boards of numerous bar, civic, non-profit and pro bono publico organizations including The Atlantic Legal Foundation, the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, the Pro Bono Institute, Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition (CAIR), the American Immigration Council, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Supreme Court Historical Society, of which he is general counsel.  He previously has served as a director of the New York City Bar Equal Justice Center, Street Law, Appleseed Foundation, New York County Lawyers Association and the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

United States Supreme Court, United States Tax Court, Courts of the State of New York, numerous federal district and appellate courts

Practices & Industries


Columbia Law School, LLB – 1964, JD – 1972
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
New York University School of Law, LLM – 1966
Columbia University, AB – 1961
  • cum laude
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