James D. Wareham

Global Chair, Litigation Department at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

James D. Wareham

James D. Wareham

Global Chair, Litigation Department at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Biography

James D. Wareham (“Jamie”) is Fried Frank's Global Chair of the Litigation Department, resident in the Firm's Washington, DC office.

Throughout his 30-year career, Jamie has represented sophisticated clients in “bet-the-company” litigations as well as enforcement and regulatory matters. He is a trusted advisor to multinational public companies and company leadership, boards of directors, and special committees on complex financial matters and shareholder dispute issues.

He has successfully led litigation defense efforts on behalf of Perrigo, Under Armour, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, UBS, the former CEO of Fannie Mae, Lockheed Martin, Amec plc, Laidlaw, the former CFO of LyondellBasell and similar multinational corporations, boards of directors, and senior executives. Many of these clients were facing overlapping civil and criminal exposure with wide-ranging implications.

He has also led internal investigations around the globe arising out of bribery allegations, securities and accounting irregularities in connection with cross-border government investigations, and in proceedings before the United States Congress.

Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Wareham served as a partner with a large international law firm. Before that, he served as the Global Chair of Litigation for a US-based multi-national firm.

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Co-Founder & President at Cartica Management LLC

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Member, Nulc Chicago Regional Board at Northwestern University

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Executive Vice President, Worldwide Business Affairs at Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

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Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Managing Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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James D. Wareham
Global Chair, Litigation Department at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1986

The Northwestern University School of Law is an elite, private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the North Side's Streeterville, it is one of the twelve constituent schools of Northwestern University. The law school was founded in 1859 as the Union College of Law of the Old University of Chicago. The first law school established in Chicago, it became jointly controlled by Northwestern University in 1873 and fully incorporated into Northwestern in 1891. Northwestern Law is a member of the "T-14" law schools, a prestigious group of 14 schools that have national recognition.

B.A.
Class of 1981

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state (after Illinois State University), and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Career History
Global Chair, Litigation Department
2015 - Current

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP provides legal services. Its clients include Bank of America, Dow Jones and Northrop Grumman. The company has offices in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Shanghai, and Washington. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Partner
Prior - 2015

DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

Chairman-Litigation Department
Prior - 2012

Paul Hastings is a leading international law firm that provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world's top financial institutions and Fortune Global 500 companies. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., they have the global reach and extensive capabilities to provide personalized service wherever their clients’ needs take them.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Children's National Medical Center provides health care for children. It offers pediatric and adolescent services to residents of the Washington. The firm provides blood disorders, heart and kidney diseases, neuroscience and behavioral medicine and surgical care services. The company is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Political Donations
$1,500
2016

Senator from Florida

$500
2015

Fellow at Harvard University - Institute of Politics at John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. purchases Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to Practice in the District of Columbia
Admitted to the State Bar of Illinois
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