Leading Commercial Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, and Securities and Commodities Enforcement Attorney Stephen M. Juris Joins Fried Frank

Leading Commercial Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, and Securities and Commodities Enforcement Attorney Stephen M. Juris Joins Fried Frank

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Stephen M. Juris has joined the Firm as a partner in the Commercial Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense and Securities Enforcement Practices, resident in the New York office. Mr. Juris brings deep experience litigating complex commercial and securities-related disputes, as well as representing corporate and individual clients in connection with government investigations and regulatory enforcement matters.

Mr. Juris' civil practice has included:

  • Private securities litigation and litigation involving sophisticated financial products and accounting-related matters;
  • Complex commercial litigation arising out of U.S. and transnational business disputes, including litigation concerning contract and partnership disputes, civil RICO litigation and litigation arising from international business transactions;
  • Litigation involving alleged Ponzi schemes and other frauds, as well as litigation arising from alleged fraudulent conveyances;
  • Litigation arising out of business combinations, mergers and acquisitions, and the acquisition of media properties;
  • Litigation relating to commercial real estate properties, secured debt and insurance coverage; and
  • Bankruptcy-related litigation and adversary proceedings in multiple jurisdictions.
His regulatory and government investigations practice has focused on:
  • Cases and investigations involving allegations of securities, commodities, accounting, tax or other complex frauds;
  • Investigations by regulators and law enforcement agencies concerning broker-dealer trading practices, insider trading, market manipulation and other forms of alleged market abuse in the securities and commodity markets;
  • Criminal, regulatory, congressional and other investigations concerning the structuring and sale of collateralized debt obligations and residential mortgage-backed securities; 
  • Cases and investigations concerning the oversight and operation of not-for-profit entities, the application of foreign patrimony laws to international cultural property, “pay-to-play” arrangements and the use of placement agents with public pension funds, and alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and antitrust laws; and
  • Internal investigations for corporate clients regarding a diverse range of matters, including inquiries concerning the application of U.S. trade secrets laws and the alleged misuse of corporate property.
“In an environment characterized by increasing levels of internal and external scrutiny, Stephen has an impressive record of navigating highly complex litigation, enforcement matters and investigations involving a range of parties,” said David Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “His technical knowledge, combined with an understanding of government agencies and self-regulatory organizations, complements many of our existing practice groups and enhances the service we provide to clients.”

Before joining Fried Frank, Mr. Juris was a partner at Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC. He has served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Sweet, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Juris received a JD from Yale Law School and an AB, magna cum laude, from Brown University. He is admitted to practice in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; US District Court, Eastern District of New York; US District Court, Southern District of New York; and New York.

In addition, Mr. Juris was recognized as a “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys. He also was recognized by The Legal 500 United States in its White Collar Criminal Defense category, which described him as “extremely responsive and knowledgeable,” and by New York Super Lawyers as a New York Metro Super Lawyer (2013-2014) and “Rising Star” (2011-2012).