Gabrielle Friedman

Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP

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Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP
New York, NY
Office Main: 212-921-8399

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Gabi represents U.S. and international clients in matters ranging from cross-border criminal investigations and prosecutions to complex civil and regulatory matters, often with an international 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’s practice has a strong focus on pre-indictment advocacy, 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 at trial, in investigations, and in the complex strategic negotiations that accompany a non-litigated resolution of criminal or regulatory charges. She has experience with extradition proceedings in foreign jurisdictions, and has represented clients facing parallel investigations in more than one country.

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. 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  law clerk to the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch in the Southern District of New York.

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Crime
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Insider Trading
  • Internal Investigations
  • SEC Enforcement
  • White Collar Crime