Jamie Wareham joins as Chair of the Litigation Department
James Anklam joins as a Partner in the Litigation Department
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that James D. Wareham ("Jamie") and James E. Anklam have joined the Firm as partners in the Litigation Department, resident in the Washington, DC office. Mr. Wareham joins as the new chair of the Litigation Department.
"We are excited to welcome Jamie and James to Fried Frank as we continue to focus on building a robust litigation practice," said David J. Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. "Jamie's leadership experience and the substantive experience of both partners on a variety of complex litigation matters will support our Firm's continued emphasis on excellent client service across all areas of our litigation practice."
Mr. Wareham said, "I am very excited to join a team so clearly focused on achieving great results for clients. Fried Frank's Litigation Department has a storied history and a well-deserved reputation for excellence. I look forward to doing all that I can do to help accelerate the success of the Litigation Department and the Firm as a whole."
Commenting on the arrival of Mr. Wareham and Mr. Anklam, William McGuinness, the current chair of Fried Frank's Litigation Practice, said, "It has been an honor to chair the Litigation Department for 14 years. However it is time, and I am pleased to be handing over the reins to Jamie, who I believe presents a great opportunity for Fried Frank and the department. In the coming years, I am looking forward to greater focus on further developing client relationships and bolstering the external profile of the group while working with Jamie to grow this important practice."
Mr. Wareham has a broad-based litigation practice, with substantial experience in a variety of civil and criminal 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, government investigations, corporate criminal internal investigations and sophisticated civil litigation matters. Mr. Wareham joins Fried Frank from DLA Piper, where he was a partner in the firm's Washington, DC office. Prior to that, he served as global chair of litigation at Paul Hastings, which he joined in 2003 from Jones Day.
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. He received his BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1981. He is a Member of the Board of Visitors of both the Northwestern University School of Law and the Duke University School of Public Policy.
Mr. Anklam also joins Fried Frank from DLA Piper, where he was a litigation partner. His practice primarily focused on defending clients in securities litigations and government investigations, including those under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He also defended clients in derivative litigations and represented clients in general commercial disputes.