Attorneys

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    Gabrielle S. Friedman
    Partner

    gfriedman@lswlaw.com
    (212) 921-8399

    500 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10110

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    Ms. Friedman has represented American and foreign clients in a broad range of matters ranging from complex civil and regulatory matters to criminal investigations and prosecutions. Her cases have involved allegations of corporate and securities fraud, accounting fraud, criminal antitrust law, contract disputes, entertainment and art law, bankruptcy and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Ms. Friedman also has represented lawyers accused of violating court orders, as well as other professionals accused of misconduct. The agencies involved in those matters have included the offices of various United States Attorneys and state prosecutors, the Antitrust, Fraud and Tax Divisions of the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies. Ms. Friedman speaks fluent German and has significant experience representing citizens of foreign countries including Germany and Switzerland in investigations by United States authorities. She has worked closely with foreign counsel and has attended proceedings conducted by German state prosecutors. 

    Representative matters include:


    • Representation of financial executive in a month-long federal criminal trial in the SDNY brought by the DOJ Antitrust Division involving allegations of conspiracy and fraud in the municipal bond industry. 


    • Representation of German manufacturing executive on the US side of a parallel cross-border criminal investigation of alleged fraud by the DOJ Fraud Section and European authorities. 


    • Representation of German financial traders in a cross- border investigation by DOJ Fraud Section of alleged fraud and rate-rigging in the banking industry. 


    • Representation of Swiss banking executive in an investigation relating to the US-Swiss Bank Program regarding use of foreign bank accounts to facilitate evasion of US taxes and reporting requirements. 


    • Representation of attorney in a New York Attorney General’s Office investigation of alleged fraud involving charitable foundation. 


    • Representation of German artist in an investigation conducted by the New York District Attorney’s Office. 


    • Representation of Japanese executives in connection with a DOJ Antitrust Division investigation of bid-rigging in the auto parts industry.


    • Advice to individual outside directors in internal investigation and representation of same in derivative, securities and class action lawsuits relating to bid-rigging in the insurance industry. 


    • Representation of law firm in connection with proceedings related to alleged violation of a federal court order.

     

    After graduation from law school, Ms. Friedman received a Bosch Foundation Fellowship to conduct research in Berlin, Germany. Before joining LSW in 2004, Ms. Friedman was an associate at a major New York law firm and clerked for Judge Gerard E. Lynch in the Southern District of New York. 

    Ms. Friedman currently serves as a member of the Ethics Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. 

     

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  • Education

    Yale Law School (J.D., 2000)
    Articles Editor, Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities

     

    Brown University (M.A., 1993)

     

    Columbia College (B.A., 1992)
    summa cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa

    Government Service

    Law Clerk, Hon. Gerard E. Lynch, U.S. District Court, SDNY (2003-04)

    Admissions

    Bars:

    New York

    Courts:

    U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
    U.S. District Court, SDNY
    U.S. District Court, EDNY

    Professional Activities

     

    New York City Bar Association, Member of the Ethics Committee (2018-2019)

     

    New York State Bar Association, Member of the White Collar Committee

     

    German American Lawyers Association/Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristen-Vereinigung e.V., Member

     

    European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA), Member

     

    Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA), Member

     

    Global Criminal Law Counsel (GCLC), Member

     

    Speaking Engagements

    The American Perspective on Cross-Border Investigations. Lecture presented (in German) at symposium on The Future of Internal Investigations in Germany, at the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, Germany on November 7, 2018. 

     

    Recurring Ethics Issues:  The Judicial Perspective.  Co-moderator of panel of state and federal judges at the 2017 ABA Annual Meeting in New York City on August 10, 2017. 

     

    Selected Publications

    Challenging the Guidelines’ Loss Table, Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 20, No. 3 (2008) (co-author, with Daniel M. Gitner and Kan Nawaday)

     

    Must A Firm Report Child Porn on Company Server?, New York Law Journal (2007) (co-author, with Daniel M. Gitner)

     

    The European Transformation of Harassment Law: Discrimination versus Dignity, 9 Columbia Journal of European Law (2003)