Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Alan R. Friedman has, for more than 35 years, handled a wide range of high-stakes securities and shareholder class actions, corporate control, RICO, bankruptcy, intellectual property and other complex commercial matters. He has broad experience in the defense of significant criminal cases, including securities fraud, tax and corruption cases, and in defending public companies and their officers and directors in enforcement proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Reserve Board and the New York State Attorney General’s Office, as well as other administrative agencies and self-regulatory bodies. He has also served as counsel to audit and special committees of major public companies investigating regulatory and accounting issues.
Mr. Friedman’s most notable representations include the defense of the former managing director of McKinsey in a well-publicized criminal insider trading trial and related litigation. He also represented the City of New York in investigations brought by the New York County District Attorney’s Office relating to the deaths of two firemen as a result of the fire at the Deutsche Bank Building. No charges were brought against the city. He successfully obtained the dismissal of class action securities litigation against United Rentals Inc., brought in the wake of the termination of its merger agreement with an affiliate of Cerberus.