Jeremy Freeman

Partner

Overview

Jeremy Freeman is a partner in the Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice of Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Freeman represents financial services institutions, companies, their employees and other individuals in civil, criminal and regulatory matters, including investigations before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), various State Regulators and Self-Regulatory Organizations (SROs). Mr. Freeman also conducts internal investigations involving the full spectrum of securities and financial services regulatory issues as well as defending clients in private securities litigation.

Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Freeman was a senior counsel in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, where he investigated, litigated, and settled multiple cases involving financial fraud, broker/dealer misconduct, and accounting irregularities.

Before the SEC, Mr. Freeman was a criminal prosecutor, where he investigated and tried many major felony matters often focusing on scientific evidence and technology, including DNA, data communications and computer forensics.

Representative Experience

  • Regular representation of financial institutions, broker-dealers and investment advisors in formal SEC and FINRA inquiries
  • Representation of major financial institutions in multiple SEC insider trading investigations
  • Defense of a global financial institution in a class action by Enron shareholders claiming securities fraud, and in parallel regulatory investigations; resulted in dismissal of the class action, and no regulatory charges
  • Conduct internal investigations on behalf of corporations, financial institutions and audit committees
  • Representation of individuals in RMBS private litigation and regulatory inquiries
  • Representation of individual defendants in SEC and USDOJ actions involving accounting fraud in the reinsurance industry
  • Representation of net positive investors in Madoff ponzi scheme in litigation against trustee

*Certain of these matters occurred prior to Mr. Freeman joining Foley & Lardner LLP.

Education

Mr. Freeman earned his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 1996. He received a B.A. from Syracuse University in 1992.

Admissions

Mr. Freeman is admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia, Arizona and Washington.

Publications

“A New Era of Global Anti-Corruption Enforcement,” New York Law Journal, February 14, 2012.


Capabilities

Insights

The Rise Of Automation And Financial Services Regulation
02 November 2018
Law360
Multiple Cases Filed Alleging VIX Manipulation By Traders
14 March 2018
Legal News: Securities Enforcement & Litigation