Jeremy Freeman


Jeremy Freeman is a partner in the Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice of Foley & Lardner LLP. Jeremy 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). He 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, Jeremy 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, Jeremy 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 matters handled prior to joining Foley.

Presentations and Publications

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