Gabrielle S. Friedman

Gabrielle S. Friedman


Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP

Recognized since 2021

New York, New York

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

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Gabi represents U.S. and international clients, both individuals and corporates, in matters ranging from cross-border criminal investigations and prosecutions to complex civil and regulatory matters, often with a global dimension. She has obtained favorable results for clients in a wide variety of cases, including matters raising issues of corporate and securities fraud, accounting fraud, criminal antitrust law, contract disputes, entertainment and art law, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Gabi is ranked by Chambers USA in Litigation: White Collar Crime and Government Investigations.

With a strong focus on pre-indictment advocacy, Gabi explores all facts and strategies available, and in many cases her clients avoid charges altogether. Gabi also represents lawyers facing alleged ethics violations or other forms of potential professional misconduct. Her matters have involved investigative authorities such as various United States Attorney’s Offices and state prosecutors offices, units of the Department of Justice including the Fraud Section, the FCPA Unit, the Antitrust Division and the Tax Division, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Gabi has represented clients in investigations, in the complex strategic negotiations that accompany a non-litigated resolution of criminal or regulatory charges, and when necessary at trial. She has had matters involving extradition proceedings, proceedings pursuant to MLATs, and has represented clients facing parallel investigations in more than one country. Such matters often involve coordinating the rights accorded suspects and witnesses in different criminal justice systems as well as complex issues of data privacy law.

A fluent German speaker who has lived and worked in Germany, Gabi brings a firsthand understanding of European cultural norms and business practices to her work. She has extensive experience representing citizens of foreign countries under investigation by U.S. authorities. Gabi works closely with foreign counsel and has attended proceedings conducted by German state prosecutors. She has lectured to German criminal defense lawyers and in German law schools about representing corporations and individuals in U.S. corporate internal and governmental investigations.

After graduating from law school, Gabi received a Bosch Foundation Fellowship to conduct research in Berlin, Germany. Before joining LSW, she was a litigation associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and served as a federal law clerk at the trial level to the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch in New York City.

Contact & Links
Location
  • 1185 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10036
Languages
  • English
  • German
Education
  • Yale University, J.D., graduated 2000
  • Brown University, M.A., graduated 1993
  • Columbia University, B.A., summa cum laude, phi beta kappa, graduated 1992
Bar Admissions
  • New York, First Department
Affiliations
  • International Bar Association - Delegate
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • European Criminal Bar Association - Member, European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers sub-association
  • Federal Bar Council - Member
  • German American Lawyers Association - Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristen-Vereinigung e.V.
  • New York City Bar Association - Member, White Collar Crime Committee; Member, Ethics Committee (2018-2019); Member, Committee on Federal Legislation (2010-2011)
  • New York State Bar Association - Member, White Collar Crime Committee
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association - Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, SDNY
  • U.S. District Court, DDC
  • U.S. District Court, EDNY
Federal Clerkships
  • United States District Court

Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP
Headquarters: New York, New York

6 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

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